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52 years spent in the garden

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
John Farquharson, who ended 52 years in the nursery industry with a stint at Wal’s nursery, Mosgiel. Photo: Gillian Vine. Nurseries have changed over the years, as Gillian Vine learns from a man who spent more than half a century in the industry.
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Smoke bush a winner no matter time of year

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Cotinus ‘Grace’ in all it’s smoky glory next to Lindsay Creek. Photo: Gerard O'Brien. In July last year I wrote a Plant Life article on the stunning smoke bush Cotinus ‘Grace’. It’s a cross between the European smoke bush Cotinus coggygria and the American form, Cotinus obovatus.
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Bates’ team there for the ride, adventure

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
The Rebel Foods team of (from left) Hadyn Key, Lisa Bates and Bas Smith competes in last year’s Godzone race, in the Tasman district. Photo: Alex Socci. Lisa Bates might be cursing her husband today.
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Event offers blood, sweat and tears

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Warren Bates. Take almost 300 people using eight disciplines to traverse 410km of wilderness in seven days and you have one of the world’s most technically challenging adventure races in the world.
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Region’s 10.3% job rise highest in NZ

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Virginia Nicholls. News the Queenstown-Lakes district was New Zealand’s top-performing territorial authority last year comes as no surprise,  Otago Southland Employers Association chief executive Virginia Nicholls says.
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Another good year but Summerset watchful

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Summerset chief executive Julian Cook. Photo: supplied. Retirement village operator Summerset has delivered another stellar year of development, but with six years of landbanking in hand it Is keeping a weather eye on debt and the property market.
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Trade Me looks to stay ahead

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Trade Me chief executive Jon Macdonald sees more options to improve the online marketplace’s  offering but is not ready to give the game away. Facebook’s rival offering is already available and the threat of Amazon is still on the horizon.
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Fonterra maintains 2016-17 milk price of $6

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Fonterra has left its forecast farm-gate milk price unchanged at $6 for the 2016-17 season.
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Air NZ profit falls in face of greater competition

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Air New Zealand’s interim profit demonstrated management’s ability to adjust costs as operating conditions deteriorated, Forsyth Barr broker Damian Foster said yesterday.
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Sky shares fall as merger denied

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Sky Television directors face some daunting challenges now the Commerce Commission has turned down its application to merge with Vodafone New Zealand.
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Seventh-season Sopoaga in leadership group

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga at training yesterday. Photo: Peter McIntosh. Lima Sopoaga is in seventh heaven.
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New coach should make little difference

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
The Highlanders have plenty of weapons in their armoury and there is much hope about the new season. Rugby writer Steve Hepburn looks at their chances.
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Good haul

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Photo: Christine O'Connor. University of Otago student Emma Cordell (18), of Dunedin, with a haul of pre-loved textbooks she bought at the Student Christian Movement Book Exchange at the All Saints Church Hall yesterday.
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Students shop for a good cause

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Photo: Gregor Richardson. Holly Boudicca (17) and Jack Carter (18), both of Dunedin, look at computer equipment during the OUSA Clubs and Societies Centre and Student Support Centre Massive Rummage Sale yesterday.
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Great for ‘breaking ice’

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Dylan Mead. Otago Polytechnic Students’ Association (OPSA) president Dylan Mead.
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Meeting on how to save lakes

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Marc Schallenberg. One of two keynote speakers at a meeting being held in Wanaka tonight  to discuss  the health of the alpine lakes and how to save them claims the big Southern Lakes are a "management blindspot".
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Three special questions for Wanaka

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Kathy Dedo (left) and Sophie Ward of Link Upper Clutha fill in the 3 Questions survey online and also on paper. Photo: Kerrie Waterworth. Wanaka residents are being asked to describe what they love about their community, in an effort to preserve that special quality in the face of rapid growth.
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Group returns to its roots

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 06:04
Roger Gardiner. Instead of winding down, the Wanaka Residents’ Association has decided to change its focus.
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The bitter aftertaste to Cadbury's closing

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:54
dsc_3541.jpg The iconic Dunedin Cadbury factory is to stop production. Photo: ODT file The river of chocolate that sustained thousands of Dunedin workers over the years looks set to run dry.
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Travel ban rule 'case by case': PM

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 20:07
Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull and wife Lucy with PM Bill English and Dr Mary English in Queenstown. Photo: NZ Herald Prime Minister Bill English will stick to John Key's ban on ministers taking partners overseas on the taxpayers' purse, but says he will consider special cases and has already taken his own wife overseas on the Government's purse.
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