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Many of the 180 wild Kaimanawa horses to be mustered next month will be slaughtered if owners can't be found for them. Kaimanawa Heritage Horses Welfare Society Chairman Elder Jenks says based on current applications to “adopt” a Kaimanawa...

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Eastern Region Fish and Game is saying hunters will need to be smart this game bird season in the face of dry conditions, meaning finding ‘big water' spots may pay off. With the season starting Saturday, May 3, Fish and Game senior officer...

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A new independent director has been appointed to the board of dairy farming industry body, DairyNZ. Peter Schuyt has been appointed to replace independent director John Spencer, who has stepped down after his term on the board. Peter Schuyt is DairyNZ's...

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A tractor went up in flames on a rural Pongakawa property today due to what is believed to be an electrical short. Maketu Fire Brigade was called to the fire on Maniatutu Rd about 9am and arrived to find flames leaping from the engine. A tractor caught...

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The possibility fruit flies found in Whangarei could have been deliberately placed in traps is unlikely, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries. Two Queensland fruit flies have been discovered in Whangarei this year – the first in January...

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The productivity and profitability of Maori kiwifruit orchards in the Bay of Plenty should lift significantly thanks for to $2.1 million of government funding.   “The Tuhono Whenua project aims to lift the productivity and profitability...

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Katikati Heritage Museum is holding a public meeting today to explain to Western Bay ratepayers its financial position – either it receives council funding or it closes. Katikati Heritage Museum manager Paula Gaelic and volunteers want Western Bay...

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Should Queensland fruit fly become established in Te Puke kiwifruit orchards, it could cost the industry $430 million each year, a 2007 study found. Ruth Underwood of Fruition Horticulture Tauranga carried out the study on behalf of the industry but seven...

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Zespri's resigning chief financial officer Mervyn Dallas is a stalwart for grower interests and well respected in the industry, says New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc CEO Mike Chapman. Mervyn's resignation from Zespri's top financial...

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The first Europe-bound shipment of Hayward green kiwifruit for the 2014 season is on its way, having departed the Port of Tauranga early this morning aboard the Atlantic Acanthus reefer ship. The shipment follows closely on those destined for Japan, with...

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