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New China strategy for Zespri

A new China strategy that will treble staff there, push into new markets and investigate growing kiwifruit in China has…

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Fluoridation changes backed

RHANZ says it supports Government moves to give district health boards the responsibility for deciding whether to add fluoride to…

This drone is no toy!

Drones have quickly evolved from being expensive toys to useful tools in a farmer's arsenal.

National

Straight and true

World Ploughing chairman Colin Millar, of Rotorua, says the winners of this year's NZ ploughing championships are in contention with…

New Shareholders councillor

Wellsford farmer Greg McCracken was the successful candidate in the Fonterra Shareholders' Council by-election in Southern Northland.

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Farmers march on London

At least 2000 farmers marched in London last month to pressure the Government to do more to address Britain's agricultural crisis.

UK farmers fear leaving EU

Leaving the European Union would put the UK's access to vital farm subsidies and free market trade at risk, prominent British farm leaders are warning.

 

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Ag twits

Rural News' irreverent and hypothetical look at what's happening in the farming world.

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Farm Health

Learn to trust your dog

My first few heading dogs were medium eyed and firm; they didn't creep and crawl, preferring to get on with…

Machinery & Products

This drone is no toy!

Drones have quickly evolved from being expensive toys to useful tools in a farmer's arsenal.

Loadall doubles up

Telehandlers have made huge differences to productivity on farms and construction sites.

 

New Puma set to pounce

National Fieldays in June will see the arrival of a much awaited tractor from Case IH — the new Puma…

Motoring

Still turning many heads

The saying goes “the only good thing to come out of Birmingham (UK) is the M6 motorway”, but just a…

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Hooray for ‘Hen’ry

A mate of the Hound reckons those who think dairy is tough going these days should spare a thought for…

Dopey move

Your canine crusader suggests it's no wonder Labour's primary industries spokesman Damien O'Connor is now looking a little lost in…

 

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Wool attracts mixed support

Wool attracts mixed support

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited's CEO John Dawson reports that targeted buying saw some types well supported at the…

Rural Life

Ozone in the vineyard

The word ozone conjures up images of big holes in the atmosphere, stronger UV light, the risk of severe sunburn…

Drones versus birds

Drones may soon be joining the armoury of weapons used to scare birds away from ripening grapes  after a trial…