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Population growth presents 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

Districts under the banner of Horizons Regional Council are experiencing a population boom, with the highest numbers reported in more than 25 years.The area, which includes Horowhenua, Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua, Rangitikei...

New app for farmers

Farmers have a new tool to help them identify opportunities on farm to get even better environmental results.DairyNZ has developed an app, called EnviroWalk, to make it easier for farmers to assess their fertiliser use, effluent,...

'Golden trout' released into Rotorua lakes

Somewhere, in one of the Rotorua lakes, there's a 'golden trout' worth $10,000 to a lucky angler. Fish & Game staff have completed the operation to release 30 rainbow trout with specially numbered pink tags for its Fish for Gold...

Shark oil factory, engineering workshop destroyed in blaze

A large engineering workshop, a factory that produces shark oil for cosmetics, and a helicopter base at Neils Beach, Jackson Bay, that were burnt to the ground yesterday will be rebuilt, their owner says.The buildings were owned...

Towns may be smashed, farmers ruined: Ron Mark

New Zealand First deputy leader Ron Mark says Horizons' One Plan is dangerous for the economy of Tararua and could put farmers out of business. With 33 per cent of the GDP in Tararua from the primary sector, Mr Mark said the cost...

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