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Insects imported to wage war on giant invasive reed

Two insects common around the Mediterranean will soon be chewing their way through a big problem in Northland.The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has approved an application by Northland Regional Council (NRC) to introduce...

$50m of cherries bound for Chinese New Year

The last of four charted flights packed with $50 million worth of cherries, bound for Chinese New Year celebrations left yesterday.Each 747 Singapore Airlines flight left from Christchurch Airport and carried about 85 tonnes of...

The Country Today - Strongman mine edition

It's the whole show in one go! Today The Country is brought to you by the 50th anniversary of the Strongman mine disaster. On this tragic day in New Zealand's history a gas explosion in the mine caused the death of 19 miners.On...

Listen: Is the Australia Day lamb promotion really that controversial?

Chris Russell is our Australian correspondent on The Country. Today he caught up with host Jamie Mackay to chat about the latest Australia Day lamb promotional advertisement which has been copping a bit of flak across the ditch.Lamb...

New pond prevents boggy soils

The effluent pond installed on a Marton dairy unit last week has been a high priority for the pair who bought the farm 3 years ago.Headed up "Crap Day Out", Logan Bowler and Kathy Craw held an open day on January 13, to allow...

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