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The Ministry for Primary Industries is to be congratulated for sending home a Ukrainian couple for allegedly trying to smuggle honey into New Zealand. That's the message from Tauranga beekeeper Neil Mossop, who says: “That the honey and pollen...

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Landowners are being encouraged to take a second look at spring growth and get ahead of pasture and garden weeds by taking action now. “Spring is a good time to spot new weeds and control plant pests like Italian buckthorn, woolly nightshade, lantana,...

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SunMedia's senior agricultural journalist and Coast & Country editor Elaine Fisher has won the Horticulture New Zealand Journalism award for the second time in three years. Elaine was presented the award for excellence in horticultural journalism...

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Two female trampers missing from a day tramp on Sunday were found by Land Search and Rescue volunteers this afternoon after spending over 24 hours in the Kaimai Ranges. They were able to walk from the bush with Land Search and Rescue Volunteers. The...

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Deerstalkers are being kept out of the Ureweras during the spring hunt while the park's new administration sorts out a permitting system. Deer stalkers used to obtain Department of Conservation permits, which have become invalid since Te Urewera...

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A missing Mount Maunganui hunter has been found injured after he failed to return to his hunting party on Saturday night. The 50-year-old man was airlifted out of the bush earlier today after being found last night in a farm shed on a property bordering...

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Spending at evening gathered round an outside fire is now a restricted activity in the Tauranga Moana rural fire district. The rules change on October 1. All open fires in the rural fire district require permits, says NZ Fire Service Greerton Station...

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The proposed kiwifruit court case against the Government – over the introduction of Psa-V to New Zealand in 2010 – could be another indirect attack on the industry's marketing structure. That's the view of Mike Chapman, CEO for...

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Aongatete Coolstores Ltd chairman Allan Dawson says he resigned from The Kiwifruit Claim committee because of concerns the claim will endanger the industry's current Single Point Entry structure. “The overarching reason in this decision is...

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The Kiwifruit Claim class action for compensation over Psa will be filed in the Wellington High Court next Friday, a meeting in Te Puke was told yesterday. Around 200 growers and post-harvest operator representatives were told those behind the action...

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