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Women describe roles at Pukeuri

Women describe roles at Pukeuri

At Alliance Group's Pukeuri plant, Jacquie Crombie's role is to keep people safe and informed of hazards.

Putting in 100% pays off with win

Putting in 100% pays off with win

Reward for effort.

That is a common saying in the Engelbrecht household in East Otago, applied to anything from farming to the sports field.

''That sums up everything in life,'' Simon Engelbrecht told those attending a field day at his farm last week.

Holstein Friesian champs success

Holstein Friesian champs success

The Kelly family, from North Otago, had a ''superb'' show at this year's South Island Holstein Friesian championships in Balclutha.

Study of kea strike starts

Clio Reid wants to help prevent sheep being attacked by kea - and kea being shot.

Surveyor named as Alliance's new group head

Alliance Group has named David Surveyor as its new chief executive, taking over from Grant Cuff.

A matter of de-Konstruct-ing for move north

A matter of de-Konstruct-ing for move north

When three University of Otago students scraped together enough money to launch a business from their flat in 2006, little did they imagine it would turn into a multimillion-dollar business.

Lamb crop down in southern area

Lamb numbers in Otago dropped by 68,000 this year, as poor weather over the peak of lambing on the hill country and a decrease in the number of ewes mated contributed to the decline.

Greener dry-cleaner a winner

Greener dry-cleaner a winner

When it comes to continuous cotton towels, Otago Polytechnic student Emmellee Rose has become a convert.

Dairy leads index decline

Dairy continues to be a major force in driving down the ANZ commodity price index, which has recorded its ninth consecutive monthly decrease.

Terms of trade down 4.4%

Terms of trade down 4.4%

High meat prices helped offset the impact the fall in dairy prices had on New Zealand's terms of trade in the September quarter.