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Wet spring slowing spud harvest

North Otago soils are offering up their famous delicacies again. Jersey Benne potatoes are being harvested from the rich Totara soils south of Oamaru - when the rain allows, that is.The extremely wet spring has created plenty of...

Power cut to Far North, Transpower warns no electricity for hours

Power has been cut to 32,000 homes and businesses across the upper tip of the North Island this morning. The national grid operator said a major fault had cut power Kaikohe north since about 3am.About 32,000 residents and businesses...

Wool: Looking on the bright side of life

Whistle while you work is an old adage many sheep farmers may be clinging to as poor prices continue to dog the market.Independent livestock commentator David Cotton was doing just that quietly in his head as he joined the shearers...

David Stewart: Enjoy great tomato prices while you can

This week I will start with a handy tip: enjoy your cheap tomatoes as the flush is nearly over and prices will increase with demand leading into Christmas.The majority of the tomatoes are coming from hothouses stretching from Reporoa...

Lindsay Burnell: Managing land, water imperative for region

I would like to thank the people of Horowhenua and Kairanga for re-electing me for another term on Horizons Regional Council.We are well under way with a great number of core activities.Sustainably managing our land and water...

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