Group Approach As Farmers Face Double Blows

Despite rain at the weekend, Waikato and South Auckland farmers are being encouraged to put their hands up promptly if they need advice as they deal with the double blows of the ongoing very dry conditions and a lower dairy payout. Officials from Auckland Council, Waikato Regional Council, DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb NZ, Ministry for Primary Industries, Waikato Rural Support […]

Resident Stunned At Fees To Trim Tree

A Waiuku man who wants to take three or four small branches from the base of a tree on his property has been told he has to pay $750 to Auckland Council to ‘start the ball rolling’ to be allowed to do it. Paul Brogan, who teaches special needs children, says he was aware the tree was protected when he […]


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