Local Country Life

Fieldays in the sun

Fieldays wrapped up on Saturday after four days with mixed reviews about the event being held at the end of spring and into summer, traditionally a busy time on  most New Zealand farms. Some of…

A centenary to remember 

The Karāpiro School community came together Friday 11  to celebrate 100 years on the current school site. The school actually opened 137 years ago on a site further down Karāpiro Road, and today is the…

King Country couple take new dealership to Fieldays

Ōtorohanga musicians and entrepreneurs, Allan and Jan Barclay, will be at the National Fieldays later this month to help market the grunty petrol and electric Tuatara ATV, said to be one of the best vehicles…

Rural highways get upgrades 

Rural highways are being upgraded as part of a programme targeting high-risk routes for motorcyclists. The $6.3 million safety improvements on sections of 25 rural roads are part of a joint venture between ACC and…

More ‘misery’ on the way 

The Government is about to pile “up to $100 million of unnecessary compliance costs onto farmers” because its freshwater regulations are more than a year overdue, National’s Agriculture spokespeople Barbara Kuriger and Joseph Mooney say….

Feds fear ‘centralisation’  

Bigger is not necessarily better – and probably won’t be in the case of the proposed new mega water services entities, Federated Farmers says. While there are problems with three waters delivery and infrastructure and…

Four chase Waipa seats

There will be at least one new Waikato King Country representative on the regional council when votes are counted in the local body elections. Stu Kneebone’s constituency colleague, Andrew MacPherson, was not among the nominees…

Kuriger’s climate warning

National’s Agriculture spokesperson Barbara Kuriger has warned of dire consequences if the food and fibre industry cannot get a fair and workable solution in the climate space. She has tagged the government-primary sector partnership He…

When governance is tested

Recently, as many of you know, the Waikato Regional Council took the very difficult decision to replace our chair. Not one councillor would have found this an easy decision to take and indeed there were…

Council chair stands firm

Regional council leader Russ Rimmington is still at the helm despite a demand from eight of his councillors to stand down. The next couple of weeks will determine the future of the veteran politician, a…

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