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World Wetlands Day Celebrated

World Wetlands Day Celebrated

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally on the 2nd February every year. The Waituna Landcare Group and the Gorge Road School joined together to celebrate our local Waituna Wetlands. The senior school walked the Waituna Loop Track, enjoying the new interpretation panels erected last spring and learning about wetland values and the history of the […]

Summer safe dairy farm for sale

Summer safe dairy farm for sale

16Nov13 • 0 comments

Forget about the drought and the drama of Fonterra shares. This summer safe dairy farm supplied Open Country Dairy Ltd.

Farmer well-being is important

Farmer well-being is important

13Aug13 • 0 comments

While farmers’ well-being at work is not directly visible to the consumer, it forms an important part of responsible food production.

Employment rules need shake-up now

Employment rules need shake-up now

17Jul13 • 3 comments

It’s not a job for the faint-hearted and you can see why contractors don’t want to have just anyone in control of such a set-up.

Slow release, sensed irrigation a huge breakthrough

Slow release, sensed irrigation a huge breakthrough

13Jul13 • 0 comments

The device has been complemented by a piece of software which takes into account the local context, such as plant properties and soil characteristics. This means, the system is also…

More carbon dioxide good for forests

More carbon dioxide good for forests

13Jul13 • 0 comments

… they can take up more gas while losing less water…

Conventional milk has more minerals

Conventional milk has more minerals

5Jul13 • 0 comments

Milk from organic farms has a lower concentration of elements like zinc, iodine and selenium than milk produced by conventional farming methods.

Pork and Bee industry in court today

Pork and Bee industry in court today

27Jun13 • 0 comments

Having two primary industry sectors fighting the Ministry in court today shows that our biosecurity safeguards aren’t working

Wool price lifts on back of weaker NZ$

Wool price lifts on back of weaker NZ$

27Jun13 • 0 comments

The weaker New Zealand dollar and poor weather has combined to push up local prices as exporters struggle to meet shipment commitments.

Strong demand for wool today

Strong demand for wool today

13Jun13 • 0 comments

… saw strong demand largely due to the lack of wool coming forward onto the market as a result of recent drought and in particular in the South Island wet weather.

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