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Brainstorming ideas to increase profitability

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Farmers are known for their ingenuity and the Red Meat Profit Partnership (RMPP) is asking them to bring ideas to the table.
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Big pay rise for NZ wool harvesters

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Mark Barrowcliffe New Zealand wool harvesters can expect about a 25% increase in pay and entitlements from July 1, to gain parity with rates paid in Australia.
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Fruit, vege growers set to vote on commodity levy

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Workers at a packhouse in Ettrick process apples. Horticulture New Zealand is consulting on retention of the Commodity Levy Order and voting papers will be sent out early next month. Photo :Yvonne O'Hara Horticulture growers are being consulted about their support for the continuation of a levy to fund industry body Horticulture New Zealand and its work.
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Invermay gains two farm awards

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Scientists have been spotted roaming the paddocks at AgResearch's Invermay farm as they test, measure and prod sheep and deer as part of their various research projects.
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Call for rural health to be part of review

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Dalton Kelly. Increased funding for palliative care and for training more rural doctors and nurses, as well as more money to provide medical services to accommodate booming tourism numbers, are all things Dalton Kelly would like to see included as part of the new review of health services.
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Contest funds for Ranui House project

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
The Clinton Lions Club is holding its annual winter crop competition. Money raised will go to the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust's Ranui House in Christchurch and the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust. Photo: Yvonne O'Hara The humble fodder beet and swede bulbs grown in Clinton and district's paddocks will be contributing to a new 42-apartment complex for the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust's Ranui House, in Christchurch.
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Tom Mulholland to speak at ‘Safetree’ workshops

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Tom Mulholland. Media personality and emergency department doctor Tom Mulholland will be speaking at Forestry Industry Safety Council (FISC) workshops in July.
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Looking after Dairy Women in the South

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Dairy Women’s Network southern regional leader Shelli Mears checks on her rising one calves at home in Mokotua. Photo: Nicole Sharp Mokotua woman Shelli Mears is most at home with her cows, but these days she wears another hat.
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Mayors make bid for provincial funding

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Winston Peters The West Coast mayors and Development West Coast were in Wellington today to make a case for a good share of the Government's $1 billion provincial fund.
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West Coast coal mining issue 'challenging'

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Damien O'Connor. West Coast-Tasman MP Damien O'Connor, responding to concerns that the region's extractives industry could collapse, says more jobs were lost under National.
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Crossing the divide

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Emerging designer Dylan McCutcheon-Peat walked the international stage at London Fashion Week last month. Brittany Pooley finds out more about the Otago Polytechnic graduate.
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Apple crumble cake

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
I used Granny Smith apples in this, and it was outstanding.  It is very easy to make and is delicious for afternoon tea or served warm as a dessert.
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Glenfalloch's curried parsnip and pear soup

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
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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Any port in a storm

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Late April saw news filtering out from Portugal of the two major port companies declaring their 2016 Vintage Ports across all the wineries in their portfolios.
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Enticing children to cook

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
The Kids’ Turn to Cook, by Margaret Brooker, published by New Holland Publishing (NZ) Ltd, RRP $24.99. Finding things to do with your children on these drizzly days is hard but New Zealand food writer Margaret Brooker believes cooking is the answer.
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Has meat met its match?

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 04:30
Meat and milk from animals grown on farms may well be a thing of the past for many people when the new products of cellular agriculture come on stream in an estimated four or five years.
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Clampdown on foreign farm buyers scares off investors

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 20:49
Agents and foreign investors already in New Zealand said that a large number of applications to the OIO have been technically withdrawn since the directive. Photo: Getty Images The government's directive to the Overseas Investment Office to raise the bar in overseas applications to buy sensitive New Zealand land has scared away tens of millions of dollars in investments in rural property and will hurt farm values, real estate firms say.
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Saudi Arabian women get ready to steer their lives

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:51
A driving instructor (R) explains seat bells to trainees Amira Abdulgader and Maria Al-Faraj (C) at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Reuters On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her.
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SIS probe into serious staff misconduct

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:12
SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge has concerns over the conduct and professionalism of some staff. Photo: NZ Herald Director-General of Security Rebecca Kitteridge has launched an investigation into the conduct of some SIS staff after correspondence raised concern about favourable bias towards private investigator Thompson and Clark.
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NZF reviewing Football Ferns' allegations

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 19:02
andreas_heraf.jpg Andreas Heraf. Photo: Getty Images Football Ferns coach Andreas Heraf could be suspended from his role, with New Zealand Football planning to launch an official investigation into his conduct and behaviour.
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