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Waimate grower places third in national horticulture competition

Waimate grower places third in national horticulture competition Ben Geaney has been awarded third place at the Young Grower of the Year annual awards dinner in Christchurch tonight. Ben, 29,  who works on his family’s apple orchard in Waimate, won the Central Otago Young Grower competition back May. After two days of activities in the national

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Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund applications open

Applications for funding for events in 2018 that commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi open on Monday 21 August. The Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund invites applications from groups hosting community events which promote nation building through wide community participation, and encourage the celebration of an inclusive New Zealand identity. The Fund is administered

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Additional funding sought for Observatory Retirement Village

The shortage of care beds in Oamaru could be lessened if Council approves a request made by the Observatory Retirement Village Trust, responsible for the construction of the retirement village, to loan an additional $3.5 million so that the Trust can make an immediate start to Stage Two of the project that will see an

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