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Dog day offers free chipping, neutering

Kaitaia dog owners can have their pets "chipped and snipped" without charge at the town's A&P Showgrounds during the council's second dog day.Nga Kuri Auau o Kaitaia, on Friday will offer Kaitaia dog owners a chance to get their...

DairyNZ backs immigration backdown

DairyNZ says it is backing calls for the Government to rethink its new immigration policy.The industry organisation said in a statement dairy farmers rely on skilled people from overseas who are wrongly classified as lower-skilled,...

Bacterial disease mycoplasma bovis found in New Zealand cows for the first time

A serious bacterial disease found in cattle has been discovered in New Zealand for the first time.The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is responding to the detection of the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in...

Flooding effects visible from space

A remarkable image of New Zealand's South Island taken by Cawthorn org, shows the effects of the Taieri Plain flooding from space. Brown sediment run-off in the ocean is visible along the coastline.It was caused by slips and flooding...

The Country Today - Gervais edition

It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by Ricky Gervais and the glorious music of David Brent. You lucky, lucky people.On with the show: Sir David Fagan: We head to the UK to talk to the world's greatest...

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