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Marcbecks stuffed pretzel

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
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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Corn and potato fritters

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
My children always ask for corn fritters in the weekend for brunch. I have many recipes but this one works well and the potatoes thicken the batter instead of using flour.
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Central Otago pinot noirs ‘strut their stuff’

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
At the end of January, I had tremendous pleasure in attending the 2018 Central Otago Pinot Celebration, in Queenstown. More than 200 wine enthusiasts, producers, importers, sommeliers, media and more, joined me in three full-on days devoted to pinot noir, leavened by a series of exquisite lunches and dinners.
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At last, a superhero flies the flag for women

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Romany McLaren And about time! The first headliner female superhero for my generation, and the only surprise was that DC did it first.
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Only Time Will Tell

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Imogen Corbett Today is going to be a long day
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Every day’s good day for training farm cadet

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Briar Swanson is enjoying life as a Coleridge Downs Training Farm cadet. Photo: Supplied Each day is as good as the last at Coleridge Downs Training Farm, Briar Swanson says.
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Investing in youth promising

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Mark Adams Farmers are taking a proactive approach towards investing in the next generation.
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Pupils finding their feet in practical placements

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Geraldine High School’s primary industry pupils Zettlin McAtamney-Rasch (left) and Cameron Ward-Smith help with tailing while on placement. Both have completed level 2 primary industry and have secured jobs for 2018 on sheep and beef properties. Photo: Supplied Farmers are putting their hands up to assist the next generation. Geraldine High School primary industry department head Sarah Foley-Smith talks to reporter AlexiaJohnston about the growth among farmers and  rural-based businesses wanting to invest in youth.
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Best barkers will go head to head

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Gus Gibson gets his dog amped up during last year’s Mackenzie Young Farmers Bark Up. The competition will return to Fairlie on March 17. Photo: Allied Press May the best dog win when the Mackenzie Young Farmers Bark Up returns to Fairlie next month.
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MPI urged to stand firm on hitchhiking stink bugs

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
MPI is working to keep the brown marmorated stink bug from New Zealand shores. Photo: Allied Press Biosecurity efforts remain in place at the PrimePort Timaru as New Zealand continues efforts to repel the brown marmorated stink bug.
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Murray to play in New Zealand Open

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Eric Murray Double Olympic champion Eric Murray has been a busy boy since stepping out of the rowing boat.
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New face in Kaikoura Show post

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Kate McConchie (12) and Spark will be competing in jumping events for the first time at an A&P show. Photo: Supplied Nicola McConchie might be new to Kaikoura but she is already playing a big role in the community. 
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Sustainability changes paying off

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Being sustainable is one of the goals for Michelle and Daniel Power and their daughters Jess and Ashlee, who take real pride in producing their own eggs, vegetables and meat. Photo: Supplied A North Canterbury family is reaping the benefits of being sustainable. 
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There for all folk involved in ‘lonely job’ of farming

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Lindsay Purvis When life throws you  more than your fair share of curve balls, it helps to be able to call on a coach to give you a few tips and point you in the right direction. This is where Rural Support Trust Otago co-ordinator  Lindsay Purvis comes in.
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Strong prices a positive sign from ewe fair

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
A successful Sheffield Ewe Fair on Friday confirms there is some optimism from Canterbury sheep farmers.
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‘Heritage of rural water scheme’ tour

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
The Dry Acheron intake is going to feature on a bus tour next month, as part of a Hororata Community Trust heritage project. Photo: Supplied The foresight shown by pioneers in central Canterbury more than a century ago in establishing a rural water scheme  is going to be recognised in a heritage tour being held next month. 
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‘Heritage of rural water scheme’ tour

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
The Dry Acheron intake is going to feature on a bus tour next month, as part of a Hororata Community Trust heritage project. Photo: Supplied The foresight shown by pioneers in central Canterbury more than a century ago in establishing a rural water scheme  is going to be recognised in a heritage tour being held next month. 
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Introduction to alpacas workshop open to all

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 05:02
Alpacas 101 is being organised for people who want to know how to interact with the animals. Photo: ODT Anyone who has alpacas is invited to a free workshop this weekend.
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Verdict retuned in Olympian indecent assault case

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:44
Arthur Parkin faced five charges of indecently assaulting young girls in Whangarei, Auckland and Coromandel between 1975 and 1983. Photo: NZ Herald A jury has found Olympian Arthur Parkin guilty of two of five charges of indecent assault at the District Court in Auckland today.
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Woman in car swept away in floodwaters - report

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:35
A woman was reportedly swept away in her car in Riwaka as flooding left people stranded on the roof of their house.
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