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Everything big about digger

Everything big about digger

Quentin MacLeod jokes that he never got to play with a 250-tonne excavator in the sandpit at school.

Dunedin adviser makes Australasian award short list

Dunedin-based Craigs Investment Partners investment adviser Michael Milne has been shortlisted for the Financial Services Institute of Australasia's (Finsia) Pinnacle Awards.

Appeal to farmers to get behind core wool business

Appeal to farmers to get behind core wool business

New Zealand's wool industry - for too long fragmented and underperforming - desperately needs a strong, efficient, farmer-owned vertically integrated core business, New Zealand Wool Investment Company (Wool Co) director Anne Munro says.

Big sizzle's tall sausage order

Big sizzle's tall sausage order

Southland butcher Stephen Flynn is seeing sausages in his sleep.

Call to double research funds

New Zealand's investment in science, research and development, at present about 1.2% of GDP, should be more than doubled, Federated Farmers believes.

Farm sales for quarter rise 56.7%

Farm sales for the three months ended September have increased 56.7% on the corresponding time last year, figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand show.

Man on a mission in search of votes

 Man on a mission in search of votes

Seven farmer discussion groups in seven regions of New Zealand in seven days — Ben Allomes is a man on a mission.

Hair clip 'side project' gathers pace

Hair clip 'side project' gathers pace

It's a little ironic when Fiona Johnston says she's not a big wearer of accessories.

Believe it or not, it's a geep (or a shoat)

Believe it or not, it's a geep (or a shoat)

When Taieri farmer Graeme Wallace brought a mob of ewes and lambs in for tailing this week, he thought the wool was being pulled over his eyes.

Cavalier jobs axed as looming economic malaise slashes into sales

The European financial crisis and the high cost of wool are being blamed for carpet maker Cavalier Corporation's significant drop in sales for the first quarter of its financial year.