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Recovery but still fragile

Recovery but still fragile

RECENT RAIN IN Waikato and South Auckland has set farmers on the road to recovery from the drought but the situation remains fragile for some, a meeting of farming leaders and central and local Government officials has heard.

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Precision farmers feature of Fert and Lime Conference

Precision farmers feature of Fert and Lime Conference

THE WORD improvisation can conjure images of ad hoc solutions and a slightly less than professional approach, but when it comes to precision agriculture, it’s not a dirty word: in fact, it’s exactly what’s needed, says one of New Zealand’s leading academics on the subject. Read more..

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TB accounts timely reminder as control areas contract

TB accounts timely reminder as control areas contract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) disease control area changes take effect March 5, as detailed in the pull-out supplement in this issue of Rural News. To highlight how important heeding the disease control measures can be, TB Free and NAIT parent body OSPRI relays first-hand accounts from farms affected by the disease.

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New quad concepts to hit NZ market

New quad concepts to hit NZ market

AMID A wave of 10 new quad and side-by-side releases by Polaris in Australia recently, two in particular are likely to attract attention in the New Zealand market – the UTE 570 HD and the Sportsman Ace.

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Making social media social

Making social media social

SOCIAL MEDIA often get a bad rap in the news, with Facebook bullying, suspicious Snapchats and trivial Twitter tweets. But is it all that bad? Should you disconnect your phone and ban it from your workplace or home?

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