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Bay of Plenty Farm Environment Supreme Award winners announced

Whakatane dairy farmers Fraser and Katherine McGougan have won the 2019 Bay of Plenty Ballance Farm Environment Awards Supreme Award.Fraser and Katherine took over the family farm at Taneatua, Willowvale Farms, from Fraser's parents...

Shearing: Welsh on song, but Kiwis win at Apiti and District Show

The New Zealand shearing team has completed a 4-0 clean sweep of the CP Wool Series against France with an emphatic victory over Wales at the Apiti and District Show's shearing sports on Saturday.But what the rookie visiting team...

Japanese police arrest man who took Wagyu cattle sperm to China, as demand for 'Rolls-Royce of beef' pushes prices up

Japanese police have arrested a man trying to take genetic material that could have been used to breed Japan's renowned Wagyu cattle to China, causing consternation in an industry that guards its reputation jealously.Police in Osaka...

Hawke's Bay Seafoods and other companies fined over $1 million for under-reporting catch

A group of fishermen and one of Hawke's Bay's largest fishing companies have been fined more than $1 million between them for under-reporting 27 tonnes of bluenose.Hawke's Bay Seafoods is one of the companies charged by the Ministry...

Opinion: What are your biodiversity priorities?

People should take part in the Department of Conservation's biodiversity questionnaire writes Federated Farmers regional policy advisor Dr Lisa Harper. The government is reviewing the National Biodiversity Strategy and is calling...

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