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Grants for women in farming

A project aimed at growing the capability of women in the primary sector has been granted close to $300,000 in the latest Sustainable Farming Fund round, with Northland set to benefit.The Agri-Women's Development Trust (AWDT) has...

Vicki Wilson stars in American equestrian spectacular

Accomplished horserider Vicki Wilson will have just three hours to tame a horse that has run untouched for three years before putting it through its paces at a equestrian spectacular in America.Whangarei's Ms Wilson is one of four...

All water supplies could be chlorinated in Queenstown

A warning from health authorities has prompted a $500,000 plan to chlorinate all drinking water in the Queenstown Lakes area.But Lake Hawea residents say they are ready to fight for what they say is their right to unchlorinated...

NZ wool market shows improvement

The weak wool market showed some improvement at the latest New Zealand weekly auction in the South Island yesterday.The average price for 37-micron crossbred fleece rose 5 cents to $4.15 a kilogram from last week's sale, according...

MPI considering if investigation needed after images of slain pig shock animal advocates

An animal advocate group has expressed shock at the age of a pig which was stabbed to death in the Napier City Council-owned pound in 2015. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is considering investigating the pig's death...

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