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Lambs this time of year are a rare sight.
Some say getting rid of the disease is "no longer achievable or economically rational".
Brendan Farrell says the "pressures of drought are absolutely horrendous".
The Ministry for Primary Industries made the announcement today.
The Minister faced heat in Question Time today for his outspoken comments.
The exploitation was hidden under the guise of providing WWOOFing experience.
The 46 livestock deaths were not related to heat stress an official says.
Brendan Matthews had the first of his lambs born over the weekend - usually expected in August.
National is again suggesting selling off state farms to those starting out.
Q+A's Whena Owen investigates.
Dunedin's Malcom Diack has filled two shipping containers with more than 20,000 locusts as demand surges.
Mr Jones said the cooperative's chair John Wilson should "catch the next cab out of town".
MP Paul Goldsmith said Mr Jones' comments were "embarrassing" for the Prime Minister.
The PM should reign in her Regional Development Minister, says the opposition.
The Regional Development Minister didn't hold back today.
The increase in price is being blamed on a poor harvest, and in November last year the price was about $2.20.
It's worth $180m but could double in 10 years with protection.
The event showcases rural technology, careers and entertainment and runs until Sunday.
Widespread flooding has left a large swath of farmland under water.
Tony Coutts says there's been "no answers" on recurring flooding.
MPI is warning against schools holding the popular event to avoid any "unnecessary risks".
It was estimated as many as 126,000 cattle may need to be culled when the government announced the plan to almost two weeks ago.
Increased costs of products will be passed on to consumers and farms could be hit with emissions rules.
Currently almost 40 farms are infected with the disease.
It’s the time of year when dairy herds move from property to property.
Extra risk's are posed this year for the annual day where share-milkers move farms.
One farmer says he hasn't seen any dead rabbits since the K5 rabbit virus was rolled out three month's ago.
The Agriculture Minister met with more than 800 frustrated farmers in Ashburton.
Damien O'Connor admitted the government "could do better".
There are also fears of nutrient pollutants discharging into waterways.
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Others have defended his actions.
Winter made its presence felt on roads across the South Island today and the whole country is now poised for a blast.
The Acting Prime Minister was asked about Mr Bridges Radio Hauraki interview at a post-Cabinet address today.
The fire is reportedly at the Ambassador Theatre in Point Chevalier.
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