Diversification

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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Rural/urban divide exaggerated

Don’t under-estimate the benefits of bringing up a family in the country,

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Catering for glampers

Identifying the target market and providing what it wants is essential for farmers wishing to diversify into the accommodation business. By Lynda Gray.

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Working dogs: A tart treat for dogs

There is a saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but after turning to pet food production after 50 years of farming, John Newlands may beg to differ.

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Quality with every cut

Expanding their successful online Homegrown Farm Fresh Meats business to a bricks and mortar butchery and deli was a whirlwind for Wairarapa farmers Dion and Ali Kilmister. Story: Rebecca Greaves. Photos supplied by Homegrown.

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