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All prepared for attempt on record

The lambs are crutched and washed in the countdown to Megan Whitehead's world record shearing attempt. About an hour before dawn tomorrow, the 24-year-old will...

Hospice benefits from success of dog trials

In the past four years, a Gore district event has raised $34,000 for charity. The Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials held at the Southern Field...

‘Hidden stumps’ test young Southland farmers

Those in the field had to watch out for stumps at the Southland District Young Farmer contest on Saturday. Waitane Young Farmers organising committee member...

Brunches to boost morale

There may be no such thing as a free lunch but brunch was on the house at Riversdale on Tuesday. The brunch was part of...

Farmland returning to natural state

A 9ha section of farmland near Waipahi is being returned to its natural state after 70 years. Five hectares of Luxmore Dairies will once again...

Farmers slam rural rates increases

Southland Federated Farmers president Geoffrey Young says members are unhappy with the recent Gore District Council rates strike for rural properties. At last week's extraordinary...

Wendonside farmer repeats swede success

A swede that weighed equivalent of about 18 blocks of butter took first place in the Riversdale Lions Club annual hay and baleage drive. The...

AgriKids national final win ‘exciting’

There are no woolly thinkers among the West Otago Rams. The self-named Blue Mountain College team won the AgriKids national title last Friday. Team coach and...

‘Good numbers of ducks’ make for great start

Ducks - there are plenty of them and they make good eating is the verdict of Southland Fish & Game manager Zane Moss. The duck-shooting...

Concern after dog kills sheep

An Arthurton farmer is concerned the dog that killed two of his sheep and injured four more will kill again. The sheep belonged to Brent...
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