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Manageable lamb numbers at stock sale

A much more manageable lamb yarding at last week's Feilding Prime Stock Sale - around half the number of last week - allowed for a gentle firming in lamb sale prices.The lambs are not "monsters" yet, being still early in the season,...

Irrigators take more water than bottling plants - HBRC

Last week's coverage of low water levels, both river and groundwater, has prompted questions over water bottling plants in Hawke's Bay and whether they should be restricted from taking water when there are households grappling with...

Council to settle road dust problem

Some dust could soon settle on a serious Northland road safety problem.For the past four years, Pipiwai/Titoki residents - and more recently at Ngapipito, Motatau and Matawaia Rds - in the Far North have carried out protests and...

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,...

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