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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.

  • The Great Rural Commute | RD4 The First Time

    Living in the country is great… provided you don’t have to drive back into town everyday. The Rural discusses commuting from the country to the city.

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  • Figuring out my next adventure. NAIT.

    I think it’s ok to put their names into NAIT, especially if it keeps the steers in line.

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  • This summers dry weather has produced a "sensational" vintage

    While this summer's lengthy drought has caused issues for many, the dry season has delivered Brancott Estate a "sensational vintage for Marlborough."

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  • Storing meat in a survival situation

    Storing meat in a survival situation can be a problem, especially in summer months as it will spoil very quickly in the heat. These next few tips show three common ways to keep meat.

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  • 2014 Kia Sportage LX 4x4 Diesel Review

    At first glance the new Kia Sportage is a good looking vehicle. It has an all-round aggressive style, topped off with roof-rack bars and a spoiler,and is finished nicely on 17 inch alloy wheels.

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  • Crisp & Buttery Shortbread Recipe

    Crisp and buttery shortbread is the perfect accompaniment to your afternoon cup of tea. Here is the basic recipe with a few interesting variations using Caffe L’affare loose tea leaves.

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