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Janet Gregory is passionate about both farming and the
environment; a firm believer the two go ''hand-in-hand''.
European academics have released a study outlining an
algorithm they discovered for herding sheep, but New Zealand
farmers reckon the trusty sheepdog will be a fixture of farm
life for while yet.
A programme to protect two rare bird species living in New
Zealand's braided rivers is back in operation.
Bill Thomas is proud to say he is the fifth generation to
farm the Longbeach Estate, near Ashburton, but he also
recognises the responsibilities saying that carries.
A Timaru business is a finalist in this year's Enterprising
Rural Women Awards.
A Canterbury woman behind a social media site helping nearly
3200 rural women adjust to life in the country, knows what it
is like to be a city girl in a rural environment.
Rooks are on the Otago Regional Council's ''wanted'' list.
A monument to the man who pioneered this country's meat
export trade is flying a crisp new flag.
If there is any chance of the invasive plant pest black grass
appearing in Mid Canterbury, it is most likely to show its
face this season, according to the Ministry for Primary
A pilot project on 14 farms in Canterbury and North Otago has
shown there is considerable scope to improve the efficiency
of energy used in on-farm irrigation systems.
Georgia Davies is urging young New Zealanders to get involved
in agricultural and pastoral shows, after winning a Lady
Diana Isaac Scholarship at last year's Canterbury show.
Selwyn's building boom is continuing, four years on from the
first Canterbury earthquake.
North Canterbury's mild weather has sheep farmers feeling
more confident then usual.
Otago dairy farmers are facing a new environmental risk
Farming within nutrient limits is proving to be a hot topic
for North Canterbury sheep and beef farmers.
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