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Game bird hunters have until 10am on Sunday to claim their maimai, or duck shooting stand. Fish and Game say a maimai can be pegged any time before Sunday, which is crucial for hunters who want to claim their favourite spot. Duck shooting season begins...

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Farmers are being urged to play their part in stopping the spread of dangerous weeds. This time of year is when plants used for stock feed are harvested and sold for use during winter. Farmers are being asked to help stop the spread of pest weeds. However,...

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International conflicts and political unrest are among the factors affecting the incomes of New Zealand dairy farmers, and that volatility is not likely to change in the short term. That's the belief of Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings, who told a press...

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The Single Point of Entry kiwifruit marketing structure is crucial to increasing wealth for Maori in the industry, and the overwhelming support for its retention is “fantastic” says Te Awanui Huka Pak chairperson Neil Te Kani. The kiwifruit...

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Fonterra has announced an unchanged pay-out forecast of $4.70 per kgMS - a level below farmer expectations, chairman John Wilson says. Given the results achieved in the first half of the year and the continued volatility in international prices, the co-operative...

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Bay of Plenty kiwifruit growers will benefit from the New Zealand–Korean Free Trade Agreement, thanks to reduced tariffs imposed on their export fruit. Their biggest competitor, Chile, currently pays no tariffs on kiwifruit it sells into Korea,...

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New Zealand kiwifruit growers have voted overwhelmingly to retain the industry's unique marketing structure, despite moves by a “small vocal minority” to undermine it. New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Inc president Neil Trebilco says the...

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Anxious Vanuatu kiwifruit workers who haven't heard from their families since Cyclone Pam hit the islands on March 16, flew home on Saturday - a month earlier than planned. Clive Exelby of Aongatete says the post-harvest company helped arrange travel...

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Welcome Bay dairy farmers Andrew and Robyn McLeod are once again giving the public the chance to experience a slice of life on their farm on Farmday next weekend. Sunday, March 29 will be the fourth time they have hosted the Bay of Plenty Federated Farmers...

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William Vuti had just three days to salvage the remains of the roof from his family home and rebuild it before flying from Vanuatu to New Zealand to begin picking kiwifruit. “My brothers helped and we got it water tight,” says William, who...

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