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New Zealand's biggest farming organisation is closer to its goal of becoming carbon neutral and planting 10 million plants by 2025 through the signing of an agreement with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand. The memorandum of understanding between...

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UPDATE 6.15pm: SunLive's readers are reporting numerous road hazards as heavy rain lashes the region. Police are urging drivers to stay off the roads amidst multiple closures and delays. Major potholes have developed in the northbound passing lane...

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UPDATED 10.20am: There is a severe weather watch for heavy rain issued by Metservice for Auckland, Great Barrier, Coromandel Peninsula and the Western Bay of Plenty, valid until 9.46pm today. A heavy rain warning has been issued for Girsborne. The Ngamuwahine...

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Farmers and growers considering entering the 2017 Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards are invited to attend an informal information luncheon at Paengaroa next week on Thursday Bay of Plenty regional coordinator Kirsten Winter says the event...

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Fonterra has announced today it has increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 50 cents to $5.25 per kgMS.  Combined with the forecast earnings of 50 to 60 cents per share range for the 2017 financial year, the total payout available...

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The CEO of NZ Young Farmers is urging rural communities to be transparent about suicide following the recent sudden death of one of the organisation's members. Terry Copeland says the young man was an outgoing father of two who had participated...

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A Rotorua dairy farmer is the first to strike a deal with the regional council to change to dry stock under a scheme to reduce nutrients entering Lake Rotorua. The $40 million Incentives Programme is an initiative proposed by the local farming collective...

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The Human Rights Commission today welcomed New Zealand's first human trafficking conviction, saying it serves a strong reminder to kiwi businesses that exploiting migrant workers will not go unpunished. Feroz Ali was found guilty in the Auckland...

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Soil scientist Jamie Blennerhassett is returning to his scientific roots after six years setting up and running an ambitious gourmet food market in Mount Maunganui. Jamie is going to lead the innovation team for farmer-owned farm nutrient co-op Ballance...

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The Warehouse, Warehouse Stationery, Noel Leeming and the ANZ at Tauranga Crossing open for business Thursday morning, marking the completion of a three-year construction phase for the developers. “The Warehouse in Tauranga Crossing is the first...

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