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Rural People and Issues : Rural voice

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If you’re planning a trip into Central Otago, give serious thought to arriving in the small town of Roxburgh on a Thursday.

He says she’s a wonderful cook. She says he’s a wonderful story teller.

meatboardwRod Slater is correct in some of his responses to my article on home-kill vs meat works meat,

I refer to Dr Marjorie Orr's article posted on your site recently; a number of statements are made that in my view are not correct.

possumWhether we like it or not, 1080 poison is widely used to kill introduced mammalian species that may threaten native wildlife and harbour TB.

meatThose of you who have eaten home-killed meat will have noticed that it is more tender and tastier than meat from animals killed in the freezing works.

spcaSome people get confused about the SPCA - there's the RNZSPCA and your local SPCA - what's the difference?

empathyOne of the nicest things about having a lifestyle farm is that we can keep a few pets and friendly farm animals,

stock losses in winter stormsIn recent months we've had snow, floods, earthquakes and high winds.

animal welfareAs a country based on animal exports, it's important that our animal welfare standards lead the world.

None of us likes the idea of hens being kept in battery cages

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