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Farming & agriculture articles and resources

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.

  • Do you have what it takes to work remotely?

    One of the reasons people flock to cities - and away from rural living - is because of their career opportunities. But what if you could work remotely, from the comfort of your own home? Could really have the best of both worlds - a city job, and a rural lifestyle?

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  • Preventing and treating flystrike in sheep

    A guide to detecting, preventing, and treating flystrike in sheep.

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  • The Pros & Cons of Silt Soils

    Silt is smooth to touch, and retains water well (and is therefore poor-draining). Even though it is fertile, it doesn't retain nutrients or heat well.

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  • Subaru Forester 2.5 Premium | Review

    We review the Subaru Forester 2.5 Premium

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  • DIY Pallet Project Ideas

    Pallets can be used to in a variety of DIY upcycling projects. Get some inspiration with these ideas.

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  • Homemade Mayo Recipe

    Mayonnaise is actually very easy to make at home, and the best part is that you can season it to your own taste.

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