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14 hours ago

Get more from your herd test

LIC

Add milk pregnancy testing to your next herd test, it’s the convenient way to tell if your girls are expecting after 28 days – without them knowing.

But why stop there? Combining animal health checks to your herd test could uncover subclinical Staph aureus, Johnes disease, those who produce… View more
Add milk pregnancy testing to your next herd test, it’s the convenient way to tell if your girls are expecting after 28 days – without them knowing.

But why stop there? Combining animal health checks to your herd test could uncover subclinical Staph aureus, Johnes disease, those who produce A2/A2 milk, as well as your herd’s production worth (PW) to help you make better calls.

Talk to your Agri Manager about adding pregnancy or animal health checks to your next herd test.
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1 day ago

Have your say on your local.

The Team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Has the pandemic made you shop more locally? Do you feel like you can rely on your community?

Let us know in our State of the Neighbourhood survey and you could win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards.
Take the survey

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1 day ago

Reduce calving spread with SGL

LIC

Short Gestation Length (SGL) semen allows you to get cows in-calf late in mating. Using SGL semen should condense your calving spread, give more time for cows to recover and generate more days of milk. Not only can this boost your profits, but SGL is also a … View moreShort Gestation Length (SGL) semen allows you to get cows in-calf late in mating. Using SGL semen should condense your calving spread, give more time for cows to recover and generate more days of milk. Not only can this boost your profits, but SGL is also a cost-effective alternative to using natural mating bulls in weeks 7 to 10.

Talk to your Agri Manager about SGL options for your herd.
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2 days ago

Potted foam cactus

The Team from Resene ColorShop Whakatane

When it comes to homeware trends, the cactus is a perennial favourite. Create some super-cute and affordable cactus-themed crafts with Resene paints.

Find out how to create your own.

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3 days ago

GRAB A BLACK FRIDAY EXCLUSIVE DEAL NOW!

The Team from NZ Compare

These deals have been snatched quicker than donuts in lockdown! Get your household a black Friday broadband deal like a $150 joining credit plus tonnes more benefits, exclusive only to Broadband Compare.

Only a few days left before they go, be QUICK and take a look today!

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3 days ago

Seven key reasons you need a will

Public Trust

When we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz… View moreWhen we think about writing a will, most of us think about who will receive our assets when we've passed away. But it's so much more than that. It's about leaving a personal and lasting legacy. Trustee Team Lead Kim Rogers from our Taranaki Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the seven key reasons you need a will. Check out the article in the link below.

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4 days ago

Shape

Amy from Te Puke

1. Supports body composition & weight management
2. Nourishes skin & joints
3. First-in-the-world combination of technologies for a body transformation experience
4. Liquid formula for better absorption and results

Negotiable

4 days ago

Why choose Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem?

Organic Crop Protectants

All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up … View more
All neem oil is made from the marvellous neem tree, but not all neem insecticides are created equally!

Organic Crop Protectants eco-neem has high azadirachtin levels, has no restraints for using around bees, is safe to use on fruits & vegetables and is highly concentrated (100mL makes up to 50L of spray). Eco-neem is also free of solvent residues found in some other neem products (check for hazard diamond icons on products labels, these may indicate the presence of solvents).
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4 days ago

Christmas isn’t cancelled

Christmas Box

For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a … View more
For many Kiwi families this Christmas is going to be tougher than ever - but there’s a way to help.

You can help to make Christmas a reality for families in need for every $30 donated, Christmas Box will provide a box full of essentials and Christmas treats to families in need and bring a little certainty to those struggling right now. Sponsor a Christmas Box today.
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4 days ago

Good healthy laying chickens

Debbie from Papamoa Beach

Need a new home for these 2 girls both raised from a few days old they lay eggs each day only to a good home not to eat they are good mates so need to go together $20.00 please txt me on 02108208774 pickup only and from Papamoa beach

Negotiable

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4 days ago

Jumping for Jute!

Robert Anderson from Curtain Clean at Whakatane ChemDry

Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried… View more
Jute is a natural fibre with golden & silky shine, and hence nicknamed as The Golden Fibre.

Jute is one of the most versatile natural fibres that has been used in raw materials for packaging, textiles, non-textile, and agricultural sectors.

Jute is a vegetable plant whose fibres are dried in long strips, and it’s one of the cheapest natural materials available; together with cotton, it is one of the most frequently used.

The plants from which jute is obtained grow mainly in warm and humid regions, such as Bangladesh, China, and India.

Jute can be grown year-round and is harvested every six months. It can take decades to produce the same volume of wood fibre and it requires much larger tracts of land to cultivate.

The woody core of the jute plant, called hurd, has thousands of potential industrial and commercial uses. As an alternative to wood, hurd is capable of meeting most of the world’s demand for wood and wood products. Using hurd and jute fibres means that the level of deforestation to meet the current demand for paper and wood could be significantly decreased if they were used as an alternative.

Jute is 100% biodegradable (it degrades biologically in 1 to 2 years), low-energy recyclable, and can even be used as compost for the garden. It is clear in terms of reusability and recyclability that jute bags are one of the best options available nowadays.

Jute fibres are tougher and more resilient than paper made from wood pulp and can withstand prolonged exposure to water and weather. They can be reused many times and are thus very environmentally friendly.

The application of jute is a significant step in combating the use of different materials containing toxic wastes. Jute bags cut down the employment of plastic bags, which have now been effectively banned in many countries due to their harmful components. Jute seems to be one of the best alternatives to it.

We hope you enjoyed learning about Jute as much as we did, we would love to hear your comments! We have more interesting reads on our blog: www.curtainclean.co.nz...

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4 days ago

In challenging times, you’re in good hands

Bob Owens Retirement Village

Every Ryman retirement village is a supportive community where residents can thrive – even in difficult times.

While we observe strict safety protocols, we’ve found ways to make sure our residents can stay connected.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll always find a warm welcome at … View more
Every Ryman retirement village is a supportive community where residents can thrive – even in difficult times.

While we observe strict safety protocols, we’ve found ways to make sure our residents can stay connected.

Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll always find a warm welcome at Ryman.

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5 days ago

Learn basic everyday digital skills

Kanorau Digital

Our short course will give you the skills to stay connected with your whānau and friends.

Learn how to get online safely and navigate websites and apps with confidence.

We’ll show you how to:

• send and check emails
• use tools to create, organise, and connect … View more
Our short course will give you the skills to stay connected with your whānau and friends.

Learn how to get online safely and navigate websites and apps with confidence.

We’ll show you how to:

• send and check emails
• use tools to create, organise, and connect with the digital world
• solve common problems using online resources
• explore day-to-day tasks such as online shopping and banking
• stay safe when you’re online
• online and face-to-face class options available

Free classes | Book now - 0800 526 672
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5 days ago

When does NZ move to the 'traffic light system'?

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying … View more
Hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who do not yet have both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine face a tightening of their freedoms on December 3, when the Government moves the entire country into the new “traffic-light” system.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the date on Monday, saying Covid-19 was not going to be eradicated from New Zealand.

“The hard truth is that Delta is here and not going away,” Ardern said.

While Aucklanders will finally see an end to New Zealand’s longest lockdown, those in other parts of the country could face far more restrictions if they have not been fully-vaccinated.

Read more here.

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6 days ago

Bay of Plenty, meet your 2022 Kiwibank Local Hero Medallists

The Team from New Zealander of the Year Award | Ngā Tohu Pou Kōhure o Aotearoa

From supporting locals through a natural disaster to helping people keep connected during a pandemic, you may recognise one of these champions going above and beyond to make your neighbourhood a better place.

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