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The latest news and updates in the rural and equestrian sector.

Illegal plantings of  Sun Gold Kiwifruit

Illegal plantings of  Sun Gold Kiwifruit, the jewel in the crown for Zespri,  have almost doubled in the past six months in China. Zespri owns the rights to Sun Gold, and growers here pay hundreds of thousands of dollars per hectare to grow it. Six months ago it was...

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Revenue from dairy, meat, and horticulture exports is…

Revenue from dairy, meat, and horticulture exports is soaring amid the coronavirus pandemic with sales for the year to date are up nearly $1 billion compared with the same period a year earlier. The New Zealand Institute of Economic Research Insight report says a...

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Australia has discovered a very dangerous moth.

Australia has discovered a very dangerous moth in the far north, known to damage more than 350 different plant species, including maize, sorghum, wheat, and fruit and vegetable crops. The only good news for NZ is the moth thrives in very warm climates so it would...

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Best Sausage in New Zealnad!

Westmere Butchery has taken out New Zealand’s top sausage award - the Supreme Award at the 2019 Devro Great New Zealand Sausage Competition. Inspired by a pie the Chicken, Leek, and Bacon sausage beat out over 500 others from more than 90 producers around New Zealand,...

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The sneaky pest – Stink Bug

The spotlight on the Rugby World Cup is being shared by a smelly little brown bug. Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor asks traveling Kiwis to be vigilant as it’s high-season for the crop-eating brown marmorated stink bug and so many kiwis are in the land of the bug...

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