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Gisborne Sheep Shorn After Five Years Producing Record-Breaking Fleece
Farming, News
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Farming, News
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Gisborne Sheep Shorn After Five Years Producing Record-Breaking Fleece

News Desk - Oct 22, 2020

A Gisborne sheep that evaded capture for five years has finally been shorn, producing a record-breaking fleece. Gizzy Shrek was shorn at the Poverty Bay A &…

Don’t Fence Me In
Farming, News
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Farming, News
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Don’t Fence Me In

News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

Three New Zealand farms are now using electronic cow collars that use sound and vibration to guide and contain individual cows without the need for fences. The…

Fonterra Raises Forecast Milk Price
Farming, News
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Farming, News
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Fonterra Raises Forecast Milk Price

News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

Fonterra is raising its forecast farmgate milk price for the current dairy season, driven by improved demand in China. The mid point in the forecast price range…

Community Hui Enjoyed By Many (watch the video)
Community, Farming
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Community, Farming
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Community Hui Enjoyed By Many (watch the video)

Aimee Wilson - Oct 11, 2020

Hundreds of people and plenty of tractors arrived at the Town and Country Hui in Invercargill today. Organised by Federated Farmers and the Southland Chamber of Commerce,…

Town Meets Country In Community Hui
Community, Farming
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Community, Farming
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Town Meets Country In Community Hui

Aimee Wilson - Oct 09, 2020

They’ll be coming in their tractors and farm utes to the Town and Country Hui tomorrow, but there will be no placards or protests. Organised by Federated…

Farm Tracks on Google Maps as Roads Raises Concerns
Farming, News
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Farming, News
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Farm Tracks on Google Maps as Roads Raises Concerns

News Desk - Oct 08, 2020

A West Coast farmer was disconcerted to find a farm track on his property listed as a road on Google Maps. Andrew Stewart is a sharemilker at…

Partial Reverse of Livestock Ban if Labour Elected – O’Connor
Election 2020, Farming
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Election 2020, Farming
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Partial Reverse of Livestock Ban if Labour Elected – O’Connor

News Desk - Oct 01, 2020

The Minister of Agriculture has unveiled policy that would allow some live cattle exports to be permitted from late next month. But it would only partially reverse…

National Will Restore Farmer Confidence and Pride
Farming, News
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Farming, News
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National Will Restore Farmer Confidence and Pride

News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

A National Government will reduce regulatory burden and give farmers confidence for the future. Leader of the National Party Judith Collins and Agriculture spokesperson David Bennett announced…

Primary Sector Wary of Health and Safety If Cannabis Legalised
Election 2020, Farming
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Election 2020, Farming
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Primary Sector Wary of Health and Safety If Cannabis Legalised

News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

Legalising of recreational cannabis could increase health and safety risks for the primary sector, say wary employers. The sector already has one of the highest workplace accident…

ACT Released Climate Change, Forestry, Primary Industries & Water Policies In Southland Today
Election 2020, Farming
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Election 2020, Farming
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ACT Released Climate Change, Forestry, Primary Industries & Water Policies In Southland Today

News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

ACT leader David Seymour was in Invercargill on Sunday evening along with ACT Rural spokesperson Mark Cameron and ACT's firearms spokeswoman Nicole McKee. All three spoke at…