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Retailer warns businesses over fake bank note

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
A Greymouth retailer has warned other businesses to be alert after someone tried to pass over a counterfeit $50 note yesterday.
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Representing NZ beef on the world stage

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Nulore in-calf heifers. Nulore are a common breed found in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, popular due to their ability to handle the hot summer temperatures. Photo: Supplied Jess Cairns is fizzing about where New Zealand beef is going.
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New horizons for bulb exporters

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Jan Steltenpool helps ensure only the best tulip bulbs make the grade. Photo: Supplied Horizon Flowers New Zealand Ltd, one of the  ‘‘big five’’ in Southland’s flourishing tulip bulb export business, has paid $7.8million for a 162ha dairy farm at Mabel Bush.
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Agent's ram price still highest ever

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Neil McCrostie will celebrate 50 years in the livestock industry next year, with wife June providing the essential back-up support during that time. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Neil McCrostie, of Winton, will celebrate 50 years as a stock agent next year.
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Creekside recognised as century farm

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Descendants of Robert Young, of Creekside farm, attending a New Zealand Century Farm awards dinner in Lawrence recently are (from left) Sam Young, Stacey Young, Nicola McGrouther, Melissa Clease, Robert Young, Gladys Davidson, Joan Bisset and NZ First list MP Mark Patterson, who presented the award. Photo: Supplied A Gore farm that has been owned by the same family for 142 years has recently been given a New Zealand Century Farm award.
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Satisfaction wins out over prize in dog trial victory

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Cole is a hard-working dog with whom he has a special bond, owner and trainer Brian Dickison, of Waikaka, says. Photos: Yvonne O'Hara For Brian Dickison, when he and dog Cole won the Tux South Island Sheep Dog Trial Championships' long head competition in Hanmer Springs in May, the prize came second to the satisfaction.
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Investment set to expand production, jobs

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Investing to expand scope. Photo: Supplied Alliance Group's latest $1million investment in its Lorneville plant would substantially expand the scope of its production and add an estimated 40 new jobs to the plant's local roster.
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Central woman keen to see garden events

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Gardener Jane Falconer, of Clachanburn, Puketoi, feeds donkeys Molly (left) and Toby. She would like to establish a garden trail and garden festival to encourage more tourists to visit the region. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Avid gardener Jane Falconer, of Clachanburn Gardens, Puketoi, is keen to see more gardening activities in Maniototo and indeed Central Otago.
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Meat Business chairwoman elected

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Beef + Lamb New Zealand general manager Ashley Gray was elected inaugural chairwoman of the New Zealand chapter of Meat Business Women in Napier recently. Photo: BLNZ A group of women who work in the meat industry, including some from Otago and Southland, formed the New Zealand chapter of Meat Business Women in Napier recently and there are plans to start regional groups as well.
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Spotting Matariki at the solstice

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Ian Griffin It has been a frustrating few weeks for sky-watchers. In Portobello there has been a seemingly endless run of cloudy nights, which has put paid to any stargazing.
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Views differ over quad bike safety add-ons

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Julie Dee Disagreements between farming and industry leaders are getting in the way of quad bike safety improvements, farm safety advocate Julie Dee says.
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Meat research called for

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Auckland dietitian Dr Caryn Zinn says red meat still has a place in a balanced diet. Photo: David Hill An Auckland dietitian says there is insufficient evidence to prove that a plant-based diet has healthier outcomes than eating red meat.
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Business leader: more farm diversity needed

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Maury Leyland Penno More diversity is needed on New Zealand farms to protect the environment.
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Farmers welcome `M. bovis' MP group

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Jason Grant A cross-political-party grouping of MPs in Parliament taking a combined approach in dealing with the Ministry of Primary Industry's response to Mycoplasma bovis is being welcomed by farmers.
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Movement restrictions more on beef farms

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
More beef than dairy farms have been placed under movement controls because of Mycoplasma bovis in recent weeks.
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Ireland still advocate for Jersey cows

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Steve Ireland predicts a great future for the Jersey breed. Photo: Chris Tobin Jersey cows make up just less than 10% of the national dairy herd, but Steve Ireland believes that will soon change.
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Call for change at scenic route intersections

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Staveley stalwart Richie Bruce says the Ashburton Staveley Rd-Arundel Rakaia Gorge Rd corner needs a stop sign to prevent further accidents. Photo: Toni Williams Mid Canterbury's rural roads are hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons and residents, often first on the scene, have had enough.
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New lobby chairman: voice for farmers

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Karl Dean A new Federated Farmers dairy-farming leader hopes to be a voice for farmers.
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Training hard for contest

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Mid Canterbury's AgriKidsNZ Aorangi regional winners Charlie Scammell, Hamish Paton and Isla Connelly-Whyte - the AIS Fencers - are in training for next month's AgriKids NZ grand final. Photo: Toni Williams Mid Canterbury AgriKidsNZ regional winners, the AIS Fencers, have been racking up hours of training ahead of next month's grand final event in Napier.
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Geraldine pupils off to Napier for comp

Otago Daily Times News Feed - 54 min 22 sec ago
Geraldine High School's Jacob Price (left) and Patrick Foley-Smith won the Aorangi final from their fellow pupils, Ben Chambers and Taylor Bird. All will be competing in Napier. Photo: Supplied Geraldine High School competitors will not be lacking support in the FMG Junior Young Farmer competition in Napier.
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