The Good Oil
lifestyleblock.co.nz Investigative Free Range writer Annette Taylor will boldly search out answers to many of the perplexing questions that beset rural dwellers. Unflinchingly she will seek out agricultural scientists, vets, lawyers, noise control officers and even politicians to answer those befuddling questions that you haven’t the time or inclination to chase. No question too small, or too big.
The Good Oil: Excessive noise
Michael lives on a one-acre block and has a neighbour who processes firewood for charity.
The Good Oil: Ticks - a ticklish problem
Jacques and Barb have a problem with their three organic heifers...
The Good Oil: Check those cheques
The post always gets through. Or does it? And there's much more at stake than a birthday card to Aunt Joan going astray.
The Good Oil: Going it alone with sewerage
Janet is looking for an alternative to having to join her local council’s proposed new sewage scheme.
The Good Oil: Compost- throw out the books and do it the easy way
Waikato conservationist and permaculturalist Maxine Fraser says people get very hung up about compost.
The Good Oil: The Hard Word
Sceptical of Rotorua lives on a small lifestyle block just out of the city.
The Good Oil: Paper Roads
The question is – what is a paper road and what rights do landowners have regarding them?
The Good Oil: Coming soon to a household near you: waste digesters
Q: Jack wants to know if it’s possible to get wastewater digesters that would deal with the sewage for an ordinary household.
The Good Oil: Stray Concerns
Question: My neighbour’s stock keeps breaking onto my land. What can I do?
The Good Oil: Get my drift?
Swaggie certainly did. Her question: what can you do if you or your property gets unintentionally sprayed?