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Strong end-of-season demand for New Zealand avocados in Australia has assured Bay of Plenty AVOCO growers of Orchard Gate Returns in the mid-teens – a result which demonstrates the export giant's ability to succeed in all market conditions. AVOCO...

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Two major Bay of Plenty companies and their research partners are among the finalists in the third annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards. Zespri and Comvita are both vying for the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Research & Business Partnership Award,...

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Hunters in the Eastern Fish & Game region will have only a four week season and a daily bag limit of six mallards or grey ducks when the season opens this Saturday (May 2). This conservative limit has been set for the region despite Fish & Game being...

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Regional and infrastructure development and green fields subdivisions across the country could be challenged as a result of an Environment Court decision on water quality, believes Horticulture New Zealand. HortNZ says the court's decision is unworkable...

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Planting 8000 native trees and fencing a kilometre of their stream margins was a “no brainer” for Katikati couple John and Joanne Fotheringhame. In the next month the Busby Road residents will make a start on the environmental project thanks...

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Game bird hunters in Fish & Game's Eastern Region are being given a unique opportunity during the new season's opening weekend next month – to target hen pheasants which are not normally huntable. The new game bird season opens on Saturday,...

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Figures released by Statistics New Zealand prove that when you shop in season, you are shopping smarter and saving money, says HortNZ.  The figures on prices for fruit and vegetables compare prices paid at different times of the year for the same...

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Fonterra tankers are wearing the Anzac poppy with pride this month to commemorate the centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli. The iconic red poppies – a symbol of remembrance – will adorn the cabs of 350 Fonterra tankers and 160 Fonterra...

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A 21-year-old man is recovering in Whakatane Hospital after being accidentally shot across his back by one of his hunting party. Max Verschuuren was shot in the Nukuhou area, south of Whakatane, at about 9.30pm on Saturday night while recovering a deer...

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Mallard duck numbers are increasing and Eastern Region Fish & Game are predicting a positive start to the new game bird season, which opens on Saturday, May 2. Senior Fish & Game Officer Matthew McDougall says monitoring indicates a good breeding season...

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