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Conservation Comment: Big Ag threat to food diversity

There has been concern in recent years about the concentration of our seed heritage into the hands of a few large multinational corporations.Very few of the food plants that our grandparents and great-grandparents sowed and ate...

Ferocious weather destroys South Taranaki couple's wedding marquee

A South Taranaki couple have a wedding tale to tell the grandkids after ferocious weather destroyed their wedding marquee at the weekend.Despite the marquee being "ragdolled like a piece of paper in the wind" on Saturday night,...

Wild winds wreak havoc in Bay + VIDEO

Strong winds - up to 160km/h - were responsible for fanning large grass fires, downing power lines and even tipping over a large truck on the road to Taupo at the weekend.Emergency fire services were out in force across Hawke's...

Worst of the big wet over for most as weather clears up

The worst of the storm is over and the weather is set to improve this morning for most of New Zealand.MetService meteorologist April Clarke says there will be an "easing trend" across the country today, apart from a few pockets.In...

Craft beer outlet McDuffs calls 'last drinks'

"Last drinks" have been called by Dunedin craft beer outlet McDuffs Brewery - the first in the city with a micro-brewery in retail premises - as the owners wind up the company after 25 years.Graham Jenkins (70) and Gavin Duff (69)...

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