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Hapu preparing for battle over lake (+ video)

A Te Arawa hapu is threatening legal action to gain control of the western shores of Lake Rotorua, saying in its opinion the area has become infested, suffocated and is "dying".The issue has become so bad in the eyes of the Ngati...

Getting there faster with international partnerships

The proverb "Two heads are better than one" is nearly five centuries old but the logic is as sound as ever.It's one of the reasons why AgResearch late last year signed new strategic partnerships with research organisations in Uruguay,...

Tauranga log exports rebound

Log exports from Tauranga rebounded in the first half from the same period last year, increasing by 21 per cent to nearly three million tonnes. Other forest products had mixed results, with pulp volumes up by 3 per cent to 291,000...

1080 drop goes ahead amid protest

Protesters and tourists watched as the Department of Conservation went ahead with its aerial 1080 pest-control programme near Makarora yesterday.About 30,000ha of native bush was covered by the programme in the Makarora Valley and...

Harsher penalties for migrant worker exploitation

Tauranga industries using migrant labour have welcomed a government move to clamp down on employers exploiting migrant workers.Off the back of the country's first human trafficking conviction involving a Tauranga kiwifruit contractor,...

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