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Listen: Dr Tim Mackle - creating a positive public perception of the dairy industry

The Country has been running a series called Farmers are Good Buggers Too lately which has focused on getting a positive picture of farming life out into the world.DairyNZ Chief Executive Dr Tim Mackle spoke to Jamie Mackay today...

Peters assures Canterbury farmers no water tax

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has assured farmers his party will not tax irrigation water.

Listen: Farmers are good buggers too - Derek Daniell

Today's "good bugger" is one of New Zealand's leading sheep breeders and winner of the 2012 Wellington region Ballance Farm Environment Awards, Derek Daniell.Normally Derek can be found in the Wairarapa but today he spoke to The...

Council rewrites controversial dog rules

Far North dog advocates are due to meet council staff today to discuss a new version of a controversial dog bylaw.An earlier version of the Far North District Council bylaw sparked howls of protest - especially in Russell - when...

Fuel crisis: Ruakaka water tables tested for fuel after pipe rupture

Quick action to contain and recover fuel-soaked earth and water near the ruptured oil pipeline at Ruakaka appears to have prevented widespread contamination.Refining New Zealand has been in charge of collecting and removing the...

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