Otago has recorded the strongest increase in rural property
sales in New Zealand for May and June.
Inflation has hit a 21-year high of 5.3%, with fuel, food,
travel and power prices pushing the consumers price index up
1% for the June quarter.
improved marginally on its May result in a services industry
activity index released yesterday, but remains in contraction
for the sixth consecutive month.
Thousands of former Otago
secondary pupils are becoming involved in a novel initiative
which organisers hope will result in future investment in the
region and local economy.
Rural servicing co-operative CRT has cracked the
billion-dollar mark - reporting turnover of $1.092 billion
and an operating surplus of $8.4 million in the year to March
Australian wool buyer and exporter Viterra is expanding its
wool business into the New Zealand market.
"I'm still a sheep and cattle farmer from Napier. That will
Jayne Rive attributes her love of merino sheep to growing up
on remote Halfway Bay Station.
It took Jeanette Maxwell a long time to admit she was a busy
Olivia Ross proved she has an eye for stock when she won the
New Zealand Young Farmers national stock judging competition.
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