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Farriers and blacksmiths from all over New Zealand will go hoof to hoof at the Maneline Kerckhaert Farrier and Blacksmith Championship at Equidays this October, in what promises to be the largest display of shoeing skill in the country. Equidays will...

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Today's lift in the milk price means more farmers will be “farming in the black” this season, but for others the payout remains below the cost of production. “This is good news and I hope it means we have come through the worst...

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When a concerned citizen saw a cow chained to a tractor, they thought it was odd enough to ring police about. But instead of being an animal welfare issue, the case turned out to be a common(ish) farming practice. Waikaka dairy farmer Richard...

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The closure of Westpac Bank branches could mean hardship for rural communities, which is why Rural Women New Zealand is appealing for a change of heart. Fiona Gower, vice president of RWNZ says the organisation's members are concerned about the...

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Two Zespri scholarships worth $15,000 each are now open and New Zealand's top secondary students are encouraged to get in their applications to kick-start a great career in the fast-growing horticulture industry. Zespri General Manager Dave Courtney...

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Fonterra confirms it will pay a further 10 cents per share of its previously announced 2015/16 forecast dividend of 40 cents per share. The co-operative already brought forward an earlier dividend payment during the last financial year in an effort to...

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A shortage meant avocados were a black-market item, but now there are more than ever.  Earlier in the year, avocados were stolen in bulk from growers in the eastern Waikato and the Bay of Plenty as short supplies drove up demand and...

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Silt traps have been created on two Waikato peat lakes Ruatuna and Rotomānuka by Living Water partners, Fonterra and the Department of Conservation. Described as ‘critically threatened' under the Land Environments of New Zealand Threatened...

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In June of this year kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 per cent) from June 2015 to reach $331m, according to new figures from Statistics New Zealand. Overall, goods exports rose $109m (2.6 per cent) in June 2016 to $4.3 billion. The June 2016,...

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Bay of Plenty dairy farmers battling very wet conditions are encouraged to not only protect their pasture growth for this spring, but also take care of their own welfare. DairyNZ Bay of Plenty regional leader Sharon Morrell says calving is a challenging,...

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