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The Rural brings you news and articles about New Zealand's agricultural community, farming industry and lifestyle block living. Advice, tips, how-to guides and comment on rural matters from farmers, hunters, and other rural industry insiders.

  • View from the Road, by Kennedy Warne and Arno Gasteiger

    Photography books are always great ‘coffee table’ books, but while View from the Road fits into that category if you only sat this book on a table it would be like buying a painting just to fill up some space on the wall.

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  • Signs that a cow is in heat (bulling)

    It is not always completely obvious when a cow is in heat, but a combination of subtle signs can lead to an accurate assumption.

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  • Dealing with pink rot

    Pink rot is a disease that affects potatoes worldwide. It is commonly known as pink rot because once the potato is cut, after exposure to air the decaying area will turn pink.

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  • Ford Mustang V8 GT Convertible | Review

    You don't have to be crazy to drive an all new Ford Mustang...but it helps.

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  • Precision fertiliser application to be developed for hill country

    An innovative program, with the aim of developing precision fertiliser application for New Zealand’s hill country was announced today. Ravensdown’s Research and Development General Manager, Mike Manning, says that this project will not only boost the farmers affected – it will also boost New Zealand’s wider agricultural community.

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  • How to Caramelise Onions

    Sweet & juicy caramelised onions are a great addition to many dishes, and they are so easy to make!

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