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New Zealand's largest organic apple grower, Bostock New Zealand, has been making the most of the sunny Hawke's Bay weather, planting about 4000 new apple trees each day. The company has been pulling out its old apple varieties and planting...

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Prime Minister John Key has announced the Government is working towards the goal of making New Zealand predator free by 2050. The Government will be investing an initial $28 million into a new joint venture company called Predator Free New Zealand Limited...

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The Navel orange harvest is well underway in Gisborne and Kiwis will soon have access to high quality vitamin-rich, fresh and locally grown citrus, says New Zealand Citrus Growers Inc. orange and tangelo product group chairman Wayne Hall. “New Zealand...

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Bay of Plenty's top young grower Chris Clement has placed second in the national Young Grower of the Year competition held in Pukekohe. Andrew Hutchinson from AS Wilcox & Sons in Pukekohe won first place and third place went to Jack Gilchrist, a...

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UPDATED 4.50PM: A woman and four children who've been missing in Te Urewera National Park for the past 48 hours are in the process of being winched out the bush this afternoon. Eastern Bay of Plenty Area Commander Inspector Kevin Taylor says the...

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People are forking out more money to buy farms in the Bay of Plenty than anywhere else, according to figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Median prices for Bay farms for the three months ending June 2016 is $169,500, while in...

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Women who run their own rural businesses are being given an opportunity to showcase their innovative enterprise and gain recognition for their success. Entries are now open for Rural Women New Zealand's annual Enterprising Rural Women Awards which...

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As the dairy industry's spring calving kicks off, the Bobby Calf Action Group is reminding everyone who handles calves of the important role they have to play. “The rubber hits the road now, it's up to everyone across the supply chain...

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Bay of Plenty's young fruit grower champion is set to battle it out next week for the national title of Young Grower of the Year 2016. Chris Clement, 29, from Apata Group triumphed over five other young fruit growers to be take home the Bay of Plenty...

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Reports have come in of a light earthquake in the Eastern Bay of Plenty measuring 4.0 on the Richter scale. The quake was located 15 km southeast of Murupara at a depth of 51km says the GeoNet website. Opotiki resident contacted the SunLive newsroom...

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