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Fire destroys family's homestead in rural Tauranga

Fire swept through an old house in rural Welcome Bay, destroying the family homestead on Kairua Rd.By the time the first firefighters shortly after 11.40am yesterday, it was too late. ''It was not end to end when we first got there,...

Listen: Te Radar's FMG Young Farmer review - Taranaki/Manawatu

Te Radar caught up with The Country 's Jamie Mackay for an update on the last regional final of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest in Taranaki/Manawatu.The winner was dairy farmer James Lawn who had only been back in New...

Proposed flows for Manuherikia River raise concerns

Suggested minimum flows for the Manuherikia River would threaten farming, orchard and winegrowing operations in Central Otago and the Otago Regional Council is being "misleading'' and "unrealistic'' with what it has proposed, a group...

All Black great Buck Shelford backs Pin a Poppy campaign

It was perhaps no coincidence that Wayne 'Buck' Shelford was feared as a tough warrior on the rugby field. The former All Blacks captain and Maori All Blacks legend, credited with reinvigorating the All Blacks' traditional 'Ka Mate'...

Drop in forestry replanting due to assorted factors

A possible 5% reduction in forestry replanting could mostly be the result of owners of small woodlots (those smaller than 20ha) not replanting on cut-over sites.Some of the blame also lies with corporate and large forest owners...

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