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Runner-up for Dairy Manager of the Year

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
James Matheson Gore dairy farm manager James Matheson (25) was named runner-up in the 2019 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards' Dairy Manager of the Year competition in Wellington on Saturday night.
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Omakau family has longstanding links with farm

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Sam and Irene Leask farm near Ophir and will receive a bronze plaque to acknowledge the family has been farming the same land in Omakau for 100 years. Photos: Yvonne O'Hara Although the Leask family has been farming near Omakau for 154 years, they cannot officially prove it.
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'Major reset' for honey industry

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Tending to hives between Cromwell and Alexandra last week are apiarists from Alpine Honey, Hawea, (from left) Jeffrey Ward, Reuben Ward and Callum Frew, all of Hawea. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara There has been strong growth by the honey industry during the past few years but with demand and prices dropping by as much as 50% compared to the previous season, there will be belt tightening and rationalisation, Apiculture New Zealand chief executive Karin Kos says.
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Raw milk regulations need 'a little bit of flexibility'

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Logan Johnson, of Farm Fresh South, milks some of the business's cows to provide raw milk for sale and delivery to clients in and around Invercargill and Dunedin. Photo: Supplied Farm Fresh South is a boutique dairy farm at Woodlands, specialising in raw milk sales.
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Milk producers stymied

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Geoff and Beth Henderson, of Farm Fresh Raw Milk, Pukerau, are keen to see some regulations around selling and delivering raw milk relaxed. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara Two Southland raw milk producers believe current sale and transport regulations are limiting their ability to expand their business and they have told the Government that.
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Full moon in Scorpius

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Ian Griffin This month's full moon occurs at 11 minutes past nine on Sunday morning.
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Taylor claims top honour at Otago awards

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Mark Taylor Oamaru's Mark Taylor has claimed the top prize in Otago rowing.
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King claims title after dominant win in final

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Joelle King New Zealand professional Joelle King has registered a significant win, dismantling world No9 Tesni Evans, of Wales, in the final of the inaugural PSA Manchester Open yesterday.
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Analysis of alcohol's effects

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Portion of a crop of 9000 tomato plants on Mr Phil Miller's orchard, Cromwell Gorge. - Otago Witness, 21.5.1919 The community will enjoy only a short respite before it is again involved in a heated controversy over the prohibition issue. It is of some interest to turn to the report of a committee, appointed by the Central Control Board, which purports to contain a scientific and judicial pronouncement respecting the nature of alcohol and its effects on the human system.
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Carbon Bill a rational act

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
The laws of science govern our world indifferent to passing parades of politicians, immune to oratory. The numbered laws of thermodynamics, Kirchoff's law of thermal radiation - these will always have the final say, regardless of a Speaker's prejudices.
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Softballer keen to challenge himself

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Kavanagh College pupil Josh Forrester (15) will travel to Upper Hutt for the New Zealand under-15 softball training squad later this month. Photo: Christine O'Connor Josh Forrester is looking forward to mixing with the country's best on the diamond.
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Tokomairiro athlete shines at Christchurch

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
These articles are compiled by the Otago Secondary Schools Sports Association which is proudly sponsored by Perpetual Guardian.
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Theft proves too hard

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Melanie and Maurice Hillier show the honesty box on the floor of their roadside cabin that was nearly purloined by a would-be thief. Photos: Simon Henderson Breaking out of the jailhouse with a boxful of loot proved too difficult for a pair of opportunistic thieves.
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Items stolen from vehicles

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 04:30
Oamaru police are investigating after two vehicles were unlawfully entered and items stolen on Monday afternoon.
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People: Otago Embroiderers’ Guild May Day event

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:30
At the Otago Embroiderers’ Guild May Day event, Leith Bowling Club, Saturday, May 11
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People: Forbury Park Trotting Club meeting

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:30
At the Forbury Park Trotting Club meeting, Forbury Park Raceway, Dunedin, Thursday, May 9
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People: University of Otago ‘Fonebook 150’ launch

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:30
At the University of Otago ‘Fonebook 150’ launch,  University of Otago Staff Club, Wednesday, May 8.
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People: Oh Boy, a Dunedin Writers Readers Festival event

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:30
At Oh Boy, a Dunedin Writers Readers Festival event, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Saturday, May 11
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Paying it forward

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:30
Otago creatives types are coming together for a collaborative fashion photo shoot for Hospice Awareness Week. Brittany Pooley speaks to stylist Cat Callanan about the campaign.
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Developing healthy relationship with food trumps diet-cycling

Wed, 05/15/2019 - 03:30
‘‘I can have it if I want it, but do I really feel like it?’’ Photo: Getty Images When people find themselves putting on weight after dieting they blame themselves rather than realising that diets don’t work in the long term, according to Associate Prof Caroline Horwarth, of the human nutrition department at University of Otago.
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