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Dairy Trainee of the Year top spots all go to women

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 04:30
Celebrating their victories are (from left) Alexis Wells, Noel and Louise Rockell, and Krishna Dhakal. Photo: Supplied Women won all three placings in the West Coast-Top of the South Dairy Trainee of the Year competition.
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Community support for A&P humbling

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 04:30
Adam Glass The Methven A&P Association may suffer a financial blow with the cancellation of last weekend’s show but community support has been humbling, president Adam Glass says.
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‘Resilient’ in face of A&P show cancellations

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 04:30
Debbie Cameron. The A&P show movement remains ‘‘resilient’’ in the face of cancellations, Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) executive officer Debbie Cameron says.
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‘Struggle’ to get shearing contest off the ground

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 04:30
Roddy Moore prepared this commemorative board to mark 50 years of shearing at the Oxford A&P Show. Photo: David Hill When Roddy Kidd proposed having a shearing competition at the Oxford A&P Show back in 1971, he was told it would never catch on.
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Gardening influencer back on stomping ground

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 04:30
Charlie McCormick, his aunty, Catherine McCormick, and sister, Annabel Thoms, check out the cut flower competition at the Mayfield A&P Show. Photo: Toni Williams Gardening influencer Charlie McCormick likes to plan trips down under to coincide with the Mayfield A&P Show.
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Judging a good beer

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Emerson’s brewer Mason Pratt judges the aroma and flavour of a beer. Photos: Peter Meecham Each year, a group of New Zealand’s top brewers and cider makers get together to judge the hundreds of beers entered in the New World Beer and Cider Awards.
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A journey to beer nirvana

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Wanaka’s Michael Seiler (centre) tries his hand at judging beer at the New Zealand Beer and Cider Awards. Photo: Peter Meecham Wanaka’s Michael Seiler had never brewed a beer two years ago, now he is sitting at the judging table at one of New Zealand’s top beer competitions. Rebecca Fox talks to Seiler about his journey to beer nirvana.
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Autumnal turn beckons red wines

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
There is a new addition to the family at our place with the arrival of Dusty the rabbit.
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The Good Oil’s spring chicken salad

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Photo: Gerard O'Brien   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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High quality of Otago products recognised

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Whitestone Cheese’s Lindis Pass Brie won gold in the Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards. Photos: Supplied Five Otago producers have won medals in this year’s Outstanding New Zealand Food Producer Awards, finds Rebecca Fox.
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Elderberry tonic

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Photo: Simon Lambert Now more than ever before we need to be looking after our wellbeing and Mother Nature has an abundance of elderberries for us to brew.  The method is simple and it costs very little, other than a little time and patience.
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Simple roasts easily done

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
From the Oven to the Table, by Diana Henry, published by Octopus Hardback, $44.99. In times of turbulence sometimes there is nothing better than a comforting roast dinner.
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Supermarket food waste a complex conundrum

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Food waste is a hot topic these days. Food thrown out rather than eaten is not only a waste of money but also of the resources and energy used in its production and distribution and it contributes to landfill which is bad for the planet.
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Praising Russell and McPherron

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:30
Since 2016, I have been lucky enough to have been on aircraft flying beneath Earth's southern auroral zone seven times. Five of those trips were as a guest onboard Nasa’s Sofia Observatory, while two were charter flights, the anniversaries of which occurred last week.
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