Articles Categorized: Rural

Wool prices hold steady

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ONLY 67 percent of the 8450 bales on offer were cleared at the South Island wool sale last week. New Zealand Wool Services International chief…

Maize down but not out

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THE double-tap of cyclones Debbie and Cook has resulted in many fields of maize being knocked down, making harvesting harder for contractors. Bales R Us…

New councillor sworn in

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BAY of Plenty Regional Council’s newest councillor has been welcomed with a powhiri. Matemoana McDonald will represent the Mauao Maori constituency, filling the role left…

Late harvest and planting expected

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WITH most of the hay and silage work completed, farm contractors in the Eastern Bay hope their efforts to drain fields is enough to salvage…

New ground broken on rural fibre

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FEDERATED Farmers has negotiated a benefit for rural property owners who allow telecommunications fibre to cross their land. The Telecommunications (Property Access and Other Matters)…

Stock a long way from home

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WITH farms still recovering from flood conditions the passing of Cyclone Cook did not worsen the damage as much as it delayed the recovery process.…

Sewage floods fields

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FARMERS around Edgecumbe and Taneatua could face added problems as oxidation ponds for the two communities were inundated during last week’s flooding, potentially spreading human…

Mussel breeding research

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A MAJOR breakthrough in breeding mussels commercially has been welcomed by primary industries minister Nathan Guy. “The first harvest of high-value greenshell mussels from a…