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Ghislaine Maxwell sentenced to 20 years for sex trafficking

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 07:09
Ghislaine Maxwell. File photo Ghislaine Maxwell has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for helping the sex offender and globetrotting financier Jeffrey Epstein sexually abuse teenage girls.
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Pork industry welcomes extension

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
PHOTO: TIM CRONSHAW The New Zealand pork industry is welcoming an extension to consultation on a draft code of welfare for pigs.
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Experienced eyes put to the test

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Otago farmers Ken Bain (left), Clive Cochrane, Lindsay Divers, Neville Hazlett, Owen Perkins and Neil Robinson stop off at the Kaiwara Angus bull sale, near Culverden, on Thursday morning, during a tour of Canterbury bull sales last week. "What goes on tour, stays on tour", say a group of retired Otago farmers.
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Appointed as deputy chairwoman of Beef + Lamb

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Beef + Lamb New Zealand deputy chairwoman Kate Acland. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Beef + Lamb New Zealand Northern South Island director Kate Acland has been appointed as deputy chairwoman of the board in response to the sector facing "intense challenges".
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Surviving tourism drop reveals fresh option

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
The Covid experience has amplified Queenstown’s overexposure to tourism. PHOTO: ODT FILES Would Queenstown’s economy collapse without an airport? asks John Hilhorst.
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Matariki a special time to reflect on those who have died

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Elspeth Mclean’s parents John (Tud) Badcock and Marion Swafford. PHOTO: SUPPLIED On the eve of our first Matariki holiday, I was making chicken soup for a recently bereaved family and thinking about the dead.
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Ship grounding wakens parrot

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
SS Rona aground on Canoe Rock, in the Hauraki Gulf. — Otago Witness, 11.7.1922 Auckland, June 27: The tug Awhina returned this morning from the Rona.
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Stand and be counted

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Most of us have, at one stage or other, watched from a distance someone performing a particular task or working in some kind of job and thought, why on earth would they want to do that?
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Surprise reward humbling

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Invercargill man Nigel Winter, pictured with his son, Logan, has been recognised at the 2022 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards for his commitment to helping people with disability. PHOTO: SUPPLIED/VANESSA HARDLEY An Invercargill man who was recognised for his volunteer work with a disabilities organisation says his biggest reward was seeing his son get his life back.
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Mimics rock solid to raise $30,000

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Macraes Moonlight farmer Tom McCone won the judges’ hearts with his solo performance as Jimmy Barnes in Tina Turner’s Simply the Best duet. It was a battle of the bands and there was a winner ... but the real winner on the night was the Strath Taieri community.
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Nanni’s Caramel Slice

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Robyn Ruddenklau’s grandchildren Charlotte (15) and Henry (13) Smith show off their Nanni’s caramel slice at the 22nd annual Fossil Creek Angus bull sale in North Otago. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE In the final of the series, Shawn McAvinue asks the people making the food served at bull sales in the South to share their recipes.
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Group aims to improve water quality

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
The Southland Regional Forum is set to deliver its recommendations on ways to drastically improve freshwater in Southland.
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Butcher can cut it on world stage

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Butcher Isaac Webster, of Dunedin, practises his plan to add value to meat ahead of competing in the World Champion Butcher Apprentice Competition, in California, in September this year. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Everything’s bigger in the United States but a Dunedin butcher is confident he will be a cut above the rest as he prepares to compete on the world stage.
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Focus on career proves rewarding

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
After 10 years at home raising her family and working on the farm, Julie Kearney decided to launch herself back into an off-farm career for the betterment of her own mental health and sense of purpose. PHOTO: ALICE SCOTT After more than 10 years of being a stay-at-home mum and farmer’s wife, Julie Kearney decided it was time to get back into her career.
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Maniototo farms cutting above weight

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Sarah and Simon Paterson, of Armidale merino stud in Gimmerburn, were crowned overall winners of the Otago Merino Association's annual Clip of the Year competition in Queenstown. Maniototo farms mustered many of the top awards at the Otago Merino Association awards dinner.
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Biodiversity submission process must have trust

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Matthew Tayler, of Lorne Peak Station in Garston. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Consultation on the National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity exposure draft closes on July 21.
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Synthetic nitrogen fertiliser reminder

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
The Otago Regional Council is reminding dairy farmers the deadline for their inaugural report on their use of synthetic nitrogen fertiliser is July 31.
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Career based on face-to-face trust

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Federated Farmers North Otago, Otago and Southland sales and engagement adviser Nick Abbott is retiring tomorrow. PHOTO: SHAWN MCAVINUE Nick Abbott’s more than 35-year career in the rural sector ends tomorrow.
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Southern link

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Chopped Butchery co-owners Eddie Rivett (left) and Adam Rivett. PHOTOS: SHAWN MCAVINUE Southern farmers are supplying a "weird and wacky" beef cattle breed to two brothers championing its meat.
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Galloways provide tastier meat

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 04:30
Lilliesleaf Stud owner Rob Hall, of Waikaka, leads a belted Galloway bull at the Canterbury A&P Show in 2016. PHOTO: SUPPLIED Rob Hall has been breeding tasty Galloway cattle in Eastern Southland for more than 20 years.
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