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When Arlene Barbeau cracked open one of her home-grown eggs this week, she never expected to find a second egg inside. The owner of Parklands Produce in Te Puna says she was rustling up a meal on Monday and cracked opened a largish egg from one of her...

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The New Zealand High Court has dismissed a claim by a Chinese importing company that Zespri should pay an $8 million fine imposed on it by the Chinese Court. The claim was made against Zespri by Shanghai Neuhof which was fined in China for underpayment...

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Residents looking to light open fires during the summer season are being reminded to use a bit of common sense, but only after first obtaining a fire permit from their local council. The start of daylight saving also marks the beginning of a six-month...

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Kiwifruit growers taking legal action against the Ministry for Primary Industries, for compensation over losses caused by the bacterial disease Psa-V, believe they will win. The Kiwifruit Claim, which growers are now being invited to join, seeks compensation...

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The value of the New Zealand dollar could drop in the next few months, says the Reserve Bank. That's the prediction in the bank's unusually forceful September Monetary Policy Statement, which says in part that the New Zealand dollar is “susceptible...

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Confidence in the future of the Bay of Plenty's aquaculture industry is high after a recent Bay of Connections delegation to Australia's aquaculture capital, Port Lincoln in South Australia. “Seeing Port Lincoln and how such a humming...

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A $75.8 million drop in collective income for Bay of Plenty farmers could be the impact of Fonterra's forecast reduction in milk prices, says DairyNZ. Today Fonterra has reduced its forecast farm gate milk price for the 2014/15 season from $6 to...

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Social media is proving an effective marketing tool for Zespri in the world's most “connected” nation– China. Simon Limmer, Zespri's Acting General Manager of China Operations says there many consumers would rather trust...

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Two obese pet pigs blinded by their own fat rolls for two years have had their sight restored following possibly the first surgery of its kind in New Zealand at Tauranga's Holistic Vets. Devoted pig owner Preetha David brought her two pigs, Piggy...

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Honey combs, hives and bees are all on display at the Tauranga Farmers Market today as part of National Bee Awareness month. Tauranga Farmers Market manager Trixie Allen says stallholders have a connection with bees in their production have displays to...

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