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Changing the way fruit is delivered to customers in international markets may improve returns for New Zealand kiwifruit growers. Kiwifruit off loaded from a vessel at Zeebrugge in Belgium is held in a Zespri leased facility. Using more reefer shipping...

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Moss couches, a suspended forest, floating fountain, school gardens and a wildflower world are just some of the drawcards sucking in 400 visitors every hour today at The NZ Garden & Art Festival's Lakes Expo Pavilion. From 9.30am the festival's...

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With spring here, butterflies are laying eggs on swan plants around the region – but a Tauranga expert of the winged beauties says they're flying under threat from nature and humans. Mary Parkinson, who runs Te Puna Quarry Park's butterfly...

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Chickens seen on the side of the road are not free for the taking. A caller to the 0800 SUNLIVE news hotline reported seeing people killing chickens near Wairoa Bridge earlier this week. SunLive approached the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to...

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A lack of biosecurity preparation from the government and the kiwifruit industry almost certainly worsened the impact of vine disease Psa, which may have cost up to $930 million in lost exports. That's the opinion of an independent review by the...

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The NZ Garden & Art Festival Garden Trail has proved yet again how much people love the opportunity to admire others' gardens. The first three days of the Garden Trail has attracted thousands into gardens from Katikati to Tauranga and the city's...

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Bay of Plenty dairy farmers are hoping a drop in international dairy prices won't mean a fall in their returns. Overnight the GlobalDairyTrade auction experienced a 3.1 per cent drop to the lowest auction price in five years. The drop in international...

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Bay of Plenty kiwifruit company DMS is ramping up its cool store and pack house facilities in response to increasing volumes of the new gold kiwifruit variety. Due to the successful conversion of G3 in the Bay of Plenty's post-Psa environment, industry-wide...

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A hunter missing in the northern Kaimai ranges when he was separated from his party last night was found safe and well earlier today. Police and volunteers were called out to search near the Killarney Lakes south of Te Aroha after 8pm last night. The...

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Milk, meat and kiwifruit are among the big winners of the new free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea. The announcement by Prime Minister John Key and Korean President Park Geun-hye has been enthusiastically welcomed by the trio of industries...

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