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Federated Farmers: Gypsum can reduce agricultural emissions

Agricultural systems are leaky and losses of phosphorus, nitrogen, organic matter and suspended solids can impact on water quality.While direct contamination of surface water can be prevented by avoiding livestock access and effluent...

Cheese rolls among items stolen in Otago burglaries

A trailer and cheese rolls were among the items stolen throughout Otago at the weekend.Sergeant Trevor Thomson, of Dunedin, said a Swanndri, gumboots, 72 cheese rolls and "a large quantity'' of home-kill meat was stolen from a car...

Crowdfunding drive to buy Wekaweka forest falls way short of Awaroa Beach success story

A crowdfunding campaign to buy 112ha of native forest in the south Hokianga's Wekaweka Valley is not the runaway success a similar scheme was to buy 8ha adjoining the Abel Tasman National Park.The price of saving the block of native...

40ha Remarkables site listed for sale

A site on the flanks of the Remarkables has been listed for sale - for less than $2million.The 40ha freehold section - with resource consent pending for the 1000sq m building platform - sits on the western side of the Remarkables.Realtor...

Manawatu Gorge could be closed three weeks

The Manawatu Gorge is closed by a slip, the second time the main route south from Hawke's Bay has been closed within three days.The slip, which could keep the key east-west Hawke's Bay-to-Manawatu link closed for three weeks, came...

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