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Young people planning their careers would be wise to consider the horticultural industry. That was the message from Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy at the Horticulture New Zealand conference in Rotorua this week. According to the Otaki MP,...

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Katikati's Craig Ward is preparing to battle it out next month for the national title of Young Grower of the Year 2015. The technical advisor from kiwifruit company Apata Group Limited triumphed over seven other local young fruit growers to ­be...

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On paper, we are in the middle of winter, but according to Mother Nature - and many of you - spring is already here. Winter can be defined as a season that brings death and decay to the wild - whereas spring brings new life. Is New Zealand experiencing...

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The future of new kiwifruit variety Zespri Sweet Green is unclear, with growers struggling to produce commercial volumes and consumers failing to distinguish it from conventional Hayward Green. Zespri CEO Lain Jager says the company is committed to marketing...

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Some of the country's top artisan food producers gathered in Tauranga for the 2015 Farmers Markets New Zealand conference and the winter food awards during the weekend. Saturday night's three course dinner at Classic Flyers consisted entirely...

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Pesky possums beware! The biennial Whakamarama School Possum Hunt and Family Fun Day is back again. After a resounding success in 2013, the fundraising event is once again hoping to raise money that the rural school so desperately needs. Principal Natasha...

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Updated: 10:50am. A critically injured man found trapped under a tractor on a rural property at Waiotahi in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, has been flown to Tauranga Hospital this morning.   Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter is on its way to Opotiki Emergency...

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Ransom Eli Olds would have been damned proud. He was the founder of the Oldsmobile motor car company, who gave his initials to the 1906 REO Roadster – apparently a very affordable and reliable old banger in its day.   Old dears on a new road....

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Zespri's 16th annual general meeting at the Mount yesterday will go down as one of the shortest and least controversial in the company's history, thanks to increasing grower returns and an optimistic market outlook. There was no discussion...

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Today is expected to be the final day of the private Council of Trade Unions prosecution of Whakatane-based logging company Puketi Logging in Tauranga's District Court over the death of an employee. Eramiha Eruera Pairama, 19, was killed when he...

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Whale watching. By Anne Carruthers. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty.  Email: photos@thesun.co.nz