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Blue Sky plant's future up in the air

Further analysis is needed before Blue Sky Meats decides if and when it will reopen its Gore plant, which closed last November, the company says.The plant was scheduled to reopen in November this year, chief executive Todd Grave...

Funding offered to plant forests

Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston has announced the latest Afforestation Grant Scheme 2017 funding round."The goal of the Afforestation Grant Scheme (AGS) is to increase the planting of new forests and the rate...

Drink-driving farmer was seven times the limit

A Maniototo man has narrowly avoided prison for a drink-driving offence a judge called the worst of its type he had seen.James Michael Linwood (25), farmer, of Wedderburn-Becks Rd, Hills Creek, had driven with an excess blood alcohol...

Keen to be a good steward: Matt Lauer

American television presenter Matt Lauer says his family is looking forward to being part of the Wanaka community after confirming he and his wife were behind the purchase of Hunter Valley Station.Mr Lauer and his wife Annette...

Whanganui District Council selling forests to overseas investor

A secret overseas buyer is poised to buy a large chunk of the Whanganui district's forests. An official announcement is expected within a few months.The deal is awaiting approval from the Office of Overseas Investment and involves...

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