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Unique seed ball machine created

A marble size projectile arcs through the air before landing in the middle of a large cluster of hard-to-reach vegetation.After embedding itself in the ground it waits for rain to break it apart allowing its innards to germinate...

Highest honour goes to long-serving WI member

For her dedicated service, loyalty and generosity to the Papatawa Women's Institute and the community, last month Woodville resident Betty Goldsworthy received her Gold Honours Award from WI national president Kay Hart and MP Nicky...

Listen: Joe Wheeler and Marty Banks' serious rugby chat

Jamie Mackay's seventh favourite Highlander Joe Wheeler may have a chance to move up the ranks today as he has brought in Mackay's second favourite - Marty Banks. With such a sporting pedigree the rugby chat today should be stellar.Unfortunately...

Horny possum chief suspect for wrecking a day's skiing on the Remarkables

Queenstown's furry skifield saboteurs may have struck again.For the second time in a fortnight, the Remarkables ski area was unable to open yesterday because of a power cut possibly caused by possums.Ski area manager Ross Lawrence...

Sheep dog trials: Locals get tips from one of the best

Local shepherds and sheep dog trial enthusiasts were given tips from one of the best in the business at a farm dog training day at Rangiputa earlier this month.The event took place on the Landcorp Rangiputa block on Friday, June...

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