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Category Archives: Farming
Alan Sharp goes up north to visit former Gordonton farmers Luke and Helen Ballard and reports back on the effects of the drought. Fortunately as I write this, the autumn rains have finally arrived, and most farming regions have experienced … Continue reading
The recent tropical cyclone has resulted in moist, humid conditions ideal for fungal growth, says Anexa Animal Health. Facial Eczema spore counts are climbing rapidly. Already there are hotspots of exceedingly dangerous spore counts and clinical eczema cases. For the … Continue reading
Codie White and her calf Buddie are to appear in a book on the history of pets in New Zealand. The pair are Calf Club Day stars, and appeared in a number of stories on this site, which is where … Continue reading
Women looking for new ways of promoting their small rural business are encouraged to enter the RWNZ Enterprising Rural Women Award 2013. “With the closing date (Friday 15 March) now around the corner, we’re reminding women to send in their … Continue reading
Hamilton Libraries Perry Rice starts the new year with a look at farm life from a century ago. Far from his home in Wellington, the intrepid photographer SC Smith took this photo of a farmer/farm worker near Piako Road around … Continue reading
South Korea’s first woman president once came to Gordonton. The year was 1968 and Park Geun-hye, then 16, was in the entourage of her father, President Park Chung-hee who was on a state visit to New Zealand. The tour included … Continue reading