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Request from boss pays off with wine award

It had not occurred to assistant winemaker Simon Gourley, of Clyde, to enter the inaugural Competenz Central Otago Young Cellarhand of the Year competition, he did so only because his boss asked him to.However, entering turned out...

Woodville Racing Club furious at planned cutbacks

If the racing board goes ahead and cuts back race days for the Woodville-Pahiatua Racing Club, it would be touch-and-go if the club would remain viable, secretary Paula McCool says.The New Zealand Racing Board has put out its draft...

Tauranga showjumping ticks all the right boxes

The Bayleys North Island Showjumping Championships finished yesterday at Tauranga Racecourse after four days of top-class competition.The cream of New Zealand's elite riders and the next generation of competitors enjoyed excellent...

Millers Flat farming tours get under way

Millers Flat hosted the first of four groups of farmers visiting from overseas on Monday.The group of about 40 dairy farmers from the United Kingdom visited Avenal Station and The Cow Farm, Ettrick. Pat Garden, who co-owns Avenal...

Reward being raised for horse death in Burwood

A crowd funding page has been set up to raise a reward, after a brutal horse death in Burwood.Gus, a seven-year-old standardbred, suffered horrific wounds that a vet said were most likely inflicted by him hitting fences as he...

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