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A new blanket approach

A scheme to find value-added markets for a family farm’s wool clip is now a full-fledged industry. Words and Photos by Malcolm Pullman

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Stationbred Legacy

Stationbred horses play a vital role in the rich history of New Zealand farming. Hardy, sure-footed and with the heart to go all day long, East Coast horses have long been sought after. One Gisborne farming couple is dedicated to preserving and continuing the legacy of the stationbred horse. Rebecca Greaves visited them. Photos By Louise Savage.

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Inspiring the next generation

A new children’s book written by a Hawke’s Bay farming mum and vet follows the true story of a group of rescue chickens and the derelict caravan that became their home. Rebecca Greaves spoke with the author.

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City kid’s farming dream

Angus Grant’s path into farming has been quite different compared to a country kid. The 21-year-old, who grew up in Christchurch, has wanted to be a farmer since he was barely out of nappies. Words By Annabelle Latz

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WIN a copy of The Chicken Caravan by Sally Newall and a Kiwi Country Kids 2024 Calendar!

*Competition is now closed* Perfect for ages 4-8 years, The Chicken Caravan is a great read aloud for parents and kids.

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25 years of shemozzling

An event conceived over a beer at the pub 25 years ago to draw the country folk closer to their Hunterville village neighbours, the Shemozzle quickly drew attention to the role of the humble working Huntaway dog in the Rangitikei and Kiwi hill and high country, Jackie Harrigan reports.

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Out on a limb

Doctoral student Kathryn Wright is researching the impact of plantation forestry on rural communities. By Annabelle Latz.

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Top agribusiness talents shine as Zanda McDonald Award shortlist unveiled

The Zanda McDonald Award, has revealed their shortlist of 10 young professionals from Australia and New Zealand for the 2024 award.

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