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Water scheme Bill passes reading

The Gore District Council Otama Rural Water Scheme Bill was passed unanimously at its second reading in Parliament on Wednesday. The Bill involves why water...

Pig-hunting what ‘life’, ‘freedom’ all about

Some women's hobbies may include activities such as sewing or knitting – but not in the case of Maitland woman Billie Bartlett. In fact nothing...

Scottish exchange ‘a thrill’

This year's recipient of the New Zealand Young Farmers exchange with the Scottish Association of Young Farmers is looking forward to her time in...

Shears junior winner bit of a black sheep

He treats shearing as a hobby and barely trained for the world's premier shearing competition but Brodie Horrell's approach proves you do not have...

Success for family team

Tina Elers enjoyed a special moment with her daughter Lucy on Friday when they were presented with Shearing Sports New Zealand judges' badges for...

Southern Shearers – cut above

Southland shearers and woolhandlers proved they are a cut above the rest in the lower grades at the Gore Southern Shears last week. The woolhandling,...

‘Learning’ shearer picks up good win

Even though he is relatively inexperienced with a handpiece, Mataura shearer Tyson Crown is starting to score a few wins. Competing in the intermediate grade,...

Local shearers take majority of titles

Eastern and Northern Southland shearers won three out of the four titles up for the taking at the Northern Southland Shears on Friday –...

Annual Catlins Tb pig survey completed

The annual TBFree pig survey in the Catlins has just been completed. The survey, which takes place in an 167,000ha area between Clinton and Chasland,...

Mataura man takes title at Tapanui

Mataura shearer Brett Roberts took another step up as a high-ranking open-class shearer when he won the West Otago A&P Show championship at Tapanui...
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