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Consultant relishing role

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Jeremy Savage will continue to work with the Lincoln University dairy farm for the next 12 months. Photo: Supplied by Jeremy Savage Jeremy Savage is enjoying working with the Lincoln University dairy farm.
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Lamb numbers tipped to be down

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Daniel Wheeler hard at work scanning ewes. Photo: Maggie Croft Fewer lambs are expected in Canterbury this spring.
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Book shares the shearers' stories

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Ruth Entwistle Low, of Timaru, says her book is a window into shearing. Photo: Chris Tobin The success of an earlier book on drovers has prompted Timaru author Ruth Entwistle Low to write another, this time on shearers.
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What's 84 when there's still fun in tennis?

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Terry Taylor is all set for another winter night's tennis. Photo: Chris Tobin Terry Taylor has just turned 84 but the semi-retired Pleasant Point farmer is not slowing down any time soon.
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Call to 'cherish' water

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
RDR interim chief executive Tony McCormick (left) talks with outgoing chief executive Ben Curry on his final day. Photo: Toni Williams Rangitata Diversion Race Management Ltd (RDRML) chief executive Ben Curry has left the top job just short of 12 years in the role to lead McGrath Nurseries in Cambridge.
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One-stop shop an opportunity to recycle

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Last year's waste recovery event in Geraldine was well supported and bigger numbers are expected this year. Photos: Supplied Farmers will be able to drop off chemical containers and other waste material at a one-stop shop in Geraldine next month.
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Pupils put motorbike safety into practice

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Making sure the next generation of motorbike and quad bike users are up to scratch with bike safety and knowledge is par for the course in agriculture study at Ashburton College.
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Chairman: hospital has made progress on finances

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Gary Kircher Waitaki District Health Services chairman Paul Allison says Oamaru Hospital has made ''giant strides'' on its finances.
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Cash boost for community hospice

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Ginny Green. Otago Community Hospice has had a cash boost following a significant increase in patient numbers.
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Lights out

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
Photo: Hamish MacLean Senior Constable Stuart Dowling, of Oamaru, investigates a crash about 4km north of Oamaru yesterday afternoon.
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New plans for site `too broad'

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 04:30
A planned golf course near Arrowtown has been abandoned in favour of establishing an orchard, nursery and vineyard on the land.
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People: Clyde to Alexandra 10km road race

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
At the Clyde to Alexandra 10km road race, Saturday, August 10
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People: Otago Rose Society 70th anniversary

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
At the Otago Rose Society 70th anniversary, St Peter’s  Church Hall, Hillside Rd, Dunedin, Sunday, August 11
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People: Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
At the Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards, Otago Art Society, Dunedin Railway Station, Thursday, August 10
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People: Citizenship ceremony

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
At the Citizenship ceremony, Clifford Skeggs Gallery, Municipal Chambers, Dunedin, Wednesday, August 7
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Our top drops face the best

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
Top wine critics taste New Zealand and French wines in a blind tasting in London. Photos: A Seat at the Table A belief that New Zealand’s wine story has not been given the ‘‘airplay’’ it deserves inspired David Nash to try to remedy the situation, he tells Rebecca Fox.
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Power to the pinot

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
As land planted to pinot noir in Central Otago has surged, the volumes of fruit and wine produced have led to a corresponding increase in lower-priced offerings, which make local pinot a whole lot more affordable.
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Fresh truffle butter

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Simon Lambert Talk about being super excited and forever grateful on getting my hands on a fresh local perigord black truffle from Bannockburn, Central Otago. 
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Glenfalloch Restaurant and Gardens' lemon verbena sorbet

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Peter McIntosh Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
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Science-based diet

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 03:30
CSIRO Protein Plus, by Prof Grant Brinkworth, Dr Jane Bowen and Genevieve James-Martin, Macmillan, RRP $34.99 As different diets get bandied about it is hard to work out what to believe, but now there are cookbooks out there based on the latest scientific knowledge.
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