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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...

Young hunters do their bit

The Umawera Hall's Kid's Pest Hunt, which began on Thursday and wound up on Sunday, should have made a significant dent in the local possum population.The hunt was not only about reducing some the possum population, which is doing...

Listen: Bill English says regions have been 'pushed around'

Bill English was in a buoyant mood when he spoke to The Country 's Jamie Mackay today.The Prime Minister has been feeling "the momentum moving towards National" and puts it down to people considering "the pretty sharp differences...

World Shearing Champs make the cut for New Zealand Event Awards

Southland's largest spectacle of sheep shearing, the 2017 World Shearing and Woolhandling Championships, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Event Awards.The New Zealand Events Association announced the finalists last week.The...

Listen: Farmers are good buggers too - Joanne van Polanen

Today's "good bugger" is Joanne van Polanen, a Mid-Canterbury dairy farmer who wears many hats, on and off farm. She spoke to The Country 's Jamie Mackay about how she is doing the right thing by the environment.Joanne is the deputy...

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