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From articles about bananas, llamas and much more, Northern Farming Lifestyles feature writer, Ann van Engelen, has won national recognition for her journalism despite having been in the industry for only four years.

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Ms van Engelen was awarded Best Junior Feature/Lifestyle Journalist Associate in the Community Newspaper Awards held in Rotorua. Her colleague, Denise Gunn, of Integrity’s sister masthead Taranaki Farming Lifestyles, also was a winner for her ‘intricate knowledge and reporting from the frontline of farming.’ Ms van Engelen said it took about a week for the news to sink in. “My managing director, Allan Mortensen, rang to tell me that I had won the award and how proud he was of the accomplishment. I was in total shock as I had forgotten that we had entered and never expected this result. “For me, learning the processes of journalism has been interesting. When I applied for the position, I was not trained as a writer but had an interest in writing and was fortunate that Allan and our general manager Deb Wright were kind enough to employ me as an older person with limited experience. “I was put under the guidance of our editor, Paul Campbell, for journalism training in a kind of ‘old fashioned apprenticeship’. I am sure we are learning from one of the best and appreciate the opportunity.”

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Managing director, Allan Mortensen, says he is extremely proud of his staff members’ accomplishments. “In spite of all the naysayers, print media is extremely strong in this day and age. The reason for the success of our publications is because we have highly-trained and passionate journalists like Ann who create content that people want to read.” Ms van Engelen left school at the age of 15 due to family circumstances and says that remaining willing to listen, be teachable and take instruction has enabled her to continue to succeed. “I like to keep topics interesting because I am sure my dad who was a farmer and union delegate in the dairy industry would have appreciated a variety of subjects to read about. Living rurally often means people don’t get out much, so it is up to us to add that little bit of sparkle to their lives as well as keep them informed — it is like being a rainbow in someone’s storm. “I enjoy helping produce a newspaper that is relevant and interesting, whilst doing the best job I can with a great team. It is always nice to hear when your article has made a positive difference in someone’s life.”


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Council review underway An almost 20 per cent population growth in popular coastal areas south of Whangarei over the past six years is one of several factors driving a ‘fine-tuning’ of the Northland Regional Council’s representation arrangements. Chief executive, Malcolm Nicolson, says legally; the council needs to review its representation set-up every six years, including looking at how many councillors it has and whether its constituencies’ boundaries are in the right place. “We introduced some sweeping changes after our last review in 2012, including expanding the number of constituencies from three previously quite large ones to seven smaller ones, and by boosting the number of councillors by one to nine.” The latest round of proposed changes are essentially a ‘fine-tuning’ exercise to account for population growth and better reflect current communities going forward. The potential establishment of Maori constituencies was considered and ruled out last year under a separate legally-required revision and does not form part of this latest review. “Recent population changes, especially in the Coastal South constituency, which includes the popular coastal settlements of Ruakaka, Waipu/Waipu Cove, Langs Beach and Mangawhai Heads — have driven some of the biggest proposed changes. “Legally, we must strive to do what’s best for Northland, which means considering regional ‘communities of interest’ and ensuring effective and fair representation, including making sure each councillor represents roughly the same number of people.” The council is keen to retain the seven constituencies and nine councillors given an almost 20 per cent population growth since the 2012 review. It is proposing to make the Coastal South constituency smaller and moving Coastal South’s boundary south, matching the Whangarei District Council’s current Mangakahia/Maungatapere ward boundary, and essentially transferring the Maungatapere, Kokopu and Whatatiri areas into our neighbouring Coastal North constituency. The changes would cut Coastal South’s population from its current

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by Ann van Engelen Grant Engel grew up on a dairy farm in the Wairarapa, and during those years, bees meant avoiding stings and having honey on his toast. The busy little insects became one of the biggest inspirations of his life and have become his livelihood.

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ow based in Kerikeri, Grant is the founder of Revolutionary Beekeeping — a mobile stainless steel harvester that enables beekeepers to extract honey straight from the hive as an alternative to the more traditional method of transporting frames from hives to an off-site processor. “When I was young, we would go to Fieldays, and I was always inspired by the agricultural inventions and new technology on show. I decided that when I grew up, I would return with an invention of my own,” says Grant. “Years later I moved from Wairarapa to a dairy farm in Kerikeri and noticed there was a lot of focus on bees and honey,

and I became interested in beekeeping.” Grant says taking honey away from the hive and processing it was much like getting a dairy cow and driving it to a shared facility where it was milked and then returned back to the farm. “I decided to create something easier to use because the process for harvesting honey didn’t make sense to me. I came up with the idea of putting each hive frame through a machine to extract honey quickly right next to the hive. “Harvesting honey on-site also removes the ‘risk’ of spreading any disease between hives — this has always been a concern for beekeepers.”

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In 2013 he entered his prototype in the Launch NZ category for products ready for commercialisation and launch to the market at the Fieldays Innovation Awards. The categories range from grassroots innovations through to small-to-medium business product launches and international agribusiness innovations. They showcase the latest developments in the agricultural industry that will shape the future of farming and primary industries in New Zealand. “I thought something to do with beekeeping would be a bit left-field and new because most of the innovations I had seen were generally focussed on traditional agriculture. There wasn’t much out there at the time that really looked at time-saving technology or innovation for beekeeping and honey.” “My entry went on to win the Launch NZ category — receiving the award ultimately took the business to the next level and having the design on show put us on a good platform. “I believe the key to success with innovation is being passionate about what you do. I wanted to find a solution to a common problem. I knew we couldn’t keep doing things the way we were just because that was the way it had always been done.” He says a lot has changed over the last 10 years in the honey industry. “The amount of hives has nearly doubled, and biosecurity is much more of an issue. As an industry, we need to be constantly revisiting and re-evaluating what we are doing to make sure we are protecting our food producers, and

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“Our daughters, Isla and Belle, are really curious and interested in bees too. They each have their own hive and little beekeeping suits, and they are always saving bees inside and letting them out. Their favourite is honey on toast, that’s our daily ritual. It is really nice they have that appreciation of where honey comes from.” Fieldays CEO, Peter Nation, says the Engels story is one that resonates with him. “Many families with young

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she required exactly what she was giving her animals. She hadn’t realised that she also needed nutritional care.” Environmental situations including drought, too much rain, and diseases coming through the farm can cause problems not only to the animals but to their carers. “We offer natural and effective support to look after our humans as well as their animals,” says Amanda. New clients can make an appointment and fill out a health questionnaire on the orangehealth.co.nz website. “Once the completed questionnaire/ health profile is received we start with a phone or video call. The questions help

us gather information and see the whole picture of issues that can cause illness and request blood tests if required.” Treatment often begins with a specifically designed herbal formula to assist the immune and digestive systems and support the side effects of stress both in and on the body. “An old name for natural medicine was folk medicine, based on various plants and their healing qualities. One doctor wrote that his use of natural medicine came from watching animals. He visited an alpine village where people were strong and robust into their 80s.

“After observing their natural lifestyle and remedies, he retrained as a naturopath and herbalist. “He learnt not to sleep with windows open on cold nights because you need to breathe warm air to avoid getting sick. “He watched chickens tuck their beak under their wing to sleep and keep a natural temperature balance — it all makes sense. Hay fever, anxiety, depression, palpitations, insomnia, headaches, mood swings, and fatigue, boils, rashes, aches and joint stiffness can be treated naturally. “We can help with allergies, ar thritis, immune disorders, asthma, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, bloating and constipation, PMT, menopause, infertility and fibroids,” says Amanda. “Pre-conception and post-natal care, high and low blood pressure, high cholesterol, varicose veins, glue ear, ADHD, and all childhood conditions. Balancing weight, diabetes and blood sugars, detoxification of the liver and bowel, presence of heavy metals and much more are within our care. At times the issues you have may be a side effect of something else going on in your system. Natural therapies are a positive way to improve your health and well-being.” Contact Orange Health info@ orangehealth.co.nz or visit the website for more information orangehealth.co.nz

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“They have their own garden, but we have to allow for about 10 per cent loss to children trampling on our garden beds.” Although Wild Eden is not certified organic Josh, who is Paparoa born and bred, keeps everything as natural as he can and says all his customers are invited to see how they grow things. “Most of my customers know me, and they are welcome to come and see how we do things on the farm.” So far they are growing a rainbow of different produce such as Maori potatoes, kale, salad mixes, rainbow radishes, garlic, Chinese cabbage, carrots and many others. Josh and Hayley aim to tap into the market for ‘nostalgic’ food items whilst

focussing on foods that are every colour of the rainbow. “We grow very little green,” he says. “I’d be quite happy to encourage other people to have vegetable gardens, and in the future, we would like to set aside time each month to help a local person start their own vegetable garden. It would be a win-win for us because they if they grow something different it could attract beneficial insects into the area.” The most rewarding part of the process for Josh is seeing all his smiling customers on market day and watching the kids in the garden. “If I could have it my way we would turn the whole backyard into garden but we need to leave somewhere for the kids to play.”

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Josh tends to one of his crops on a crisp winter’s day

As for advice for others starting their own gardens, Josh says the most important thing is not to get ahead of your compost heap. “Just start wherever you are. You can make it work around your nine-to-five

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Real Hope For Long Term Back Pain Sufferers

After more than ten years in New Zealand, Teeter Hang-Ups have now gained a reputation for success with long-term sufferers of Back pain. Inversion New Zealand was started by Dave and Nancy Hare, Dave had suffered over twenty years of back pain from Degenerated Discs and had basically given up and decided to just live with it. “To me surgery was never an option” he said “as long as I still could walk, there was hope”.

Dave had tried everything; every time he was overseas he would search for anything that could possibly help. While on one of these overseas trips ten years ago, Dave discovered the Teeter Hang-Ups. “The first time I tried it, the pain disappeared and I was completely pain free for about 30 minutes, nothing had done that” he told me. Dave never believed it would fix him, “as specialists had told me it was irreversible, I now knew I had a place to go every time I wanted some serious relief”. To Dave’s surprise the more he used the table the longer the pain stayed away, until after nearly three months he was completely pain free, “I couldn’t believe it’ he told me “I had spent large amounts of money on every form of treatment available and here

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was something I had never heard of sorting it out for me in a very short period of time” It was then Dave decided to introduce Teeter into New Zealand and Inversion NZ was born. Over the years INZ have helped thousands of people get some serious relief and have seen results in not only backs, but necks, hips, knees, posture, circulation and lots more.

Inversion helps to: • Relieve Back Pain • Relieve Neck Pain • Relieve Muscle Tension • Stimulate Blood And Lymph Flow • Improve Posture • Increase Flexability

“We have testimonials from people with over fifty years of back problems and even have them in a number of schools in New Zealand for their special needs children” he told me, “the blood to the brain helps these kids and the results are excellent” What this means for the aging population is that it helps maintain the health of the brain as we all get older. Dave told me that he realised that, had he not tried the Teeter for himself he would still be suffering, “I would still be a miserable grumpy bugger, living with pain, that is why we do the shows, people need to try it for themselves” he told me “most people actually get off with the pain either gone or considerably less” he said “we let the tables do the talking”

Frank Harwood (84) of Turangi using his Teeter, Frank has been Inverting for over eight years and has found it keeps him young

IT IS PURE LOGIC AS TO HOW THE TEETER TABLE WORKS

Discs:

It uses gravity to apply traction, the traction gently opens the discs and as they open up they create suction, this suction draws fluid from the surrounding tissue back into the discs, re-hydrating them. This is the key! Discs do not have their own blood supply, they rely on trans fer of fluid from the surrounding tissue to keep them healthy and hydrated and over the years as discs get thinner with age, they lose the ability to take on fluid (just like squeezing a sponge) and they start to de-hydrate.

Posture: Poor

posture is one of the major cases of pain and is a major contributor to the deterioration of the body with age. A difference in leg length causes most of the hip and knee issues, as they continue to place uneven loads on the joints; similar to the wheels out of alignment on your car. Trying to correct posture is extremely difficult due to muscle memory, as it constantly pulls the muscles back to where they were. At a level of 40 degrees or more on the Teeter, the muscle groups open up and eventually come back into alignment, using the table daily, does not allow the muscle memory to pull them back out of alignment and slowly the muscles start to lose their memory and go with the flow, allowing the body to come back into correct posture. Then using the table once a day will ensure it is kept there.

De-Hydrated discs are less flexible, they are harder, more prone to injury, they interfere with nerve roots creating pain and ultimately the de-hydration causes degen eration. The Teeter Inversion table slowly and gently brings the hydration back into the discs, plumping them up. It separates the nerve roots far more effectively and This is pure logic, if a machine is out of returns quality of life alignment it does not last long, the only between the body and a Muscles: A lot of pain is muscular, when difference machine is that the body is constantly muscles are stressed they become tight repairing itself, however if the wear and which restricts the flow of blood and lymph tear on the body is greater than the body’s through the muscles so toxins build up, ability to repair itself, it is a slow decline. Co2 and Lactic Acid. Traction opens up the The Teeter slowly brings the body out of its muscles, Rhythmic Traction, is a gentle decline and allows the body to repair itself, rocking motion that stimulates circulation resulting in a far healthier life. and encourages blood flow through the muscles, which clears the lactic acid into If you are serious about investing in your your lymph system where it stimulates health and really sorting your issues out, lymph flow and deals with it. Most people come see us at one of our local roadshows, with serious neck issues see a large you have nothing to lose and chances are, a lot to gain. improvement after only one treatment.

BACK or NECK PAIN? Here in New Zealand,

Dr Giresh Kanji, one of the countries most respected Pain Specialists completed a PhD on how humans experience pain and then researched lower back pain, writing "Fix Your Back" and then spent a few years researching neck pain, headache and migraine and wrote "Fix Your Neck Pain, Headache & Migraine", both books are in most bookstores. Dr Kanji discovered in the research that the disc is the most likely source of low back pain and Inversion showed the best results of all the trials conducted. Three studies showed a 60% reduction in pain and one showed a 75% reduction in surgery for people with disc prolapse. Dr Kanji endorses Inversion as the best method to manage back pain, he has personally been using the Teeter Inversion tables for his own low back pain, has Teeter Inversion tables at both of his clinics in Wellington (The Sports and Pain Clinic) and has had such success that he is now conducting the largest study in the World on Inversion Therapy. In his own words, "these things are gold and inversion should be a first line treatment for low back pain”. *Dr Kanji does not recieve royalties from the sale of Teeter Inversion Tables

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Rural Building/sheds & shelters The versatile container

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The idea to reinvent the use of steel shipping containers developed from a need for storage, and the thought of wisely using these solidly-built steel shelters has been embraced by many people across the country. Containers can be hired or purchased and customising units into accommodation has increased in popularity both domestically and commercially. People are modifying them to suit a range of needs including extra worker accommodation, hunters’ huts and the extra bedroom for guests. The tough steel endures the elements of the sea and the salt water with the lifespan for a container travelling around the world on a boat being approximately 20 years, meaning on land, they last for many more years. They are also used as extra farm equipment storage, lunch rooms or office space, animal shelters and onsite shower facilities. Units can be fully insulated and lined and fitted with kitchens and windows. As an extra

storage facility, it is the simple matter of opening the door and locking away your equipment including ride-on mowers, horse gear, extra feed or dangerous chemicals, shearing tools, motorbikes and the like. Add a floor and insulation if desired, the options are endless. Like all buildings to help keep the unit looking good, maintain it by washing it and refreshing the outside paint as time

goes on to help keep corrosion away. Keeping the structure elevated off the ground will help keep the air circulating around it. One benefit of using a shipping container is that relocating the structure is relatively simple and you can take them with you if you move. They are a cost-effective solution to many storage situations.

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Barnbuilders…. Building On It is enjoyable for me to share what will be the beginning of a new era involving Barnbuilders. Around 2001 Myself and my late Wife Minnie started Barnbuilders… Builders of Good Solid Farm Buildings. We were privileged to enjoy; fantastic people with their special sites and the thrill of being involved with this exiting stage with new landowners, the Fieldays buzz, roof-shouts, great workmates and suppliers…..and much more.

We shared the same passion. Using timber & poles where we could, being innovative with design options and ways to help clients…his energy took me back 18 years! A good Barn to both of us is one where the customer is not only happily engaged while we plan & build, but also into the future, because the building does exactly what they wanted. Anyway, Brett, (being young, fit and keen as) purchased Barnbuilders, so long as I stayed and worked with him, both on site and with planning & sales which I was very keen to do.

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R U R A L B U I L D I N G S / S H E D S & S H E LT E R S

Shelters for all by Ann van Engelen

Made from pine, cedar, iron, mixed cladding, plastic, heavy duty fabric or speciality wood, a shelter can be traditional or uniquely designed to suit your personality and requirements. Animal shelters, garden and wood sheds, carports, barns and feed storage are just a few scenarios of smaller sized buildings that may be required on your property, whether it be a farm, lifestyle block or family home acreage. There is a range of baby barns that offer more headroom and wall space than traditional baby barns and can be

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Sheds for all needs by Ann van Engelen

Farm sheds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are made from various materials. They are required for many different reasons so whether it be to house animals, farm equipment, feed or general storage — a shed needs to be a solid, safe structure and easily accessible. They can be made from various types of cladding including timber, Colorsteel or iron and can be fully or semi-enclosed, and have open or closed bays depending on each situation. Roller, hinged or sliding doors are also options on many builds. Barns, milking sheds, feed pad covers and machinery sheds are all available through various building companies and suppliers. Rotary and herringbone milking sheds can often be designed for individual requirements including bay spacings to suit. Feed pad covers for all stock including cattle, goats and sheep help save on feed keeping it clean and animals off wet paddocks during winter saving pugging of the land and provide shade in the hot months. Shelters are a solution for many circumstances and can be made as large or small as you need. When on a lifestyle block, ensure you have the right space and position for the building you choose. There are fully or partially enclosed designs with large or small doorways for easier machinery manoeuvring and housing larger implements.

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If chickens are happy, warm, and feeling secure they’ll; repay with enough eggs from each hen to keep you in cooked breakfasts, pavlovas and baked cakes for months! Chickens like to have a regular, quality food supply, and also enjoy good draught-free shelter, out of the rain and hot sun. If they are free-range, the shelter you provide can be something as simple as a hay shed, implement shed, or a treeline, as long as they have somewhere to lay those precious eggs for you. It is possible to partially free-range your hens by letting them out for the afternoon after they have ‘done their duty’, bringing them back into their house at night, to safety from predators. The house should be secure from all weathers, and provide next boxes as well as poles to roost on at night. If letting them out isn’t an option, your hen house can provide similar accommodation, and a connected run gives them a place to scratch and pick at the ground as chickens like do. A run can be as elaborate as a netting compound complete with a roof to keep wild birds or cats out, or as simple as some sticks of timber nailed together, covered with chicken wire and windbreak cloth. Another option, smaller again, is a mobile hen house. Built on skids or wheels, you can shut the hens in then

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drag or tow it to a nearby site, allowing them the freedom of fresh grass as they need it. It saves the effort of providing greens each day, gives the soil time to rejuvenate, and the hens can fertilise the ground as well. When a smaller number of chickens are being kept, accommodation is easily achievable with various coops available on the market, or easily build your own with timber and netting, as long as they have a dry and secluded spot for egg laying. Other options, if you’re not so handy on the tools, is to

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We can’t lose sight of the big picture by Matt King, MP for Northland

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When you look at the arrogant and shameful way Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has poured 60% of the Provincial Growth Fund spending so far into this region, it’s clear that NZ First is targeting Northland as a parliamentary seat they would like and they are blatantly trying to ‘buy it’ with taxpayer funds. Has nobody noticed that there had been no proper process to the way the money is allocated? In this government, minority party New Zealand First has Labour over a barrel in a classic case of ‘the tail wagging the dog’. It goes without saying that decisions made now for Northland will have farreaching effects, and so this is what I mean by ‘shame ful’ when I describe the way there has been no accountability for the way these sums of money have been allocated. Authorised Distributors and Service Agents for Diesel Industrial Motors, Pumps and Generators Designed for Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Rural applications.

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What I see so far is not of significant long-term benefit across these communities, and consultation and strategic thinking are missing. The transport infrastructure issue is a prime example. Grabbing headlines by saying that we should consider developing rail when the topography and demographic layout of our region have always been against that option is just a waste of time. A proper highway linking Whangarei and Auckland is a key strategic arterial link that must be front and centre of any forward planning. All three district councils and the Northland Regional Council have identified the motorway as their top priority infrastructure project, and the 52-point Northland Economic Action Plan identified this infrastructure as the single-most important driver of economic growth. This government has cut billions from the roading budget to give back tens of millions in miscellaneous projects so in reality, this region is worse off by far. The recent visits in Northland by National Party leader, Simon Bridges, were a very successful connection with our communities where people took

the opportunity to have their say on a number of issues which are affecting their lives. Simon is planning to return to Northland with a visit to Kaitaia on August 28. As covered at these gatherings, National is adamant that starting to build the highway from each end is the way to tackle it, to achieve what is essential infrastructure for the region’s success. I may not be tossing billions around, but I am committed to Northland and holding the government to account on promises made and realistic progress for this region. Recognising the size and diversity of my electorate, I have recently put a bus on the road to serve as a mobile office. The feedback has been excellent because it allows me even greater access to the smaller communities, and the opportunity to listen and talk to even more people. Northlanders are quick to see through ‘winners get the booty’ politics as a function of headline-grabbing — I know this because I am out and about and listening. For regular updates on my progress please go to my Facebook page @ MattKingMP.

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2180 STATE H’WAY 1

KAIWAKA LE LOT FOR SA FULL FARM

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2180, STATE H’WAY 1, KAIWAKA - 23-27 TH JULY

SECOND HAND BALE FEEDER SALE!

Feeder Leader Trough Feeder

Hustler SL350

• Feed out from both sides. • Self loading • Tidy condition.

Great DEAL

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Hustler SL350

6,995

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4,500

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$

NEW Farmshop Bale Feeder

Hustler Chainless 2000

• NZ Made • No bearings • Large (400cc) hydraulic motor • Suitable for round or square bales

$

excl GST

• Carry 1 bale, feed out 1 bale • Feed out from both sides • Self loading • Tidy condition

Hustler Chainless

WAS $9985

5,995

$

9,995

$100 FARM GATES*

*For the first 100 customers through the gate - 12 FOOT (3.6M) Gates WAS 180.00

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100

$

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2000

$

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5,995

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2180 STATE H’WAY 1

KAIWAKA

1 WEEK ONLY

YARD SALE

UPGRADE TO HUSTLER WITH NO PAYMENTS UNTIL 2019* * Only when financed with Farmshop 6.9% rate

Chainless X5000 Bale Feeder

WAS $27,995.00

24,995

$

excl GST

SL360X Chain Bale Feeder

SL450 Chain Bale Feeder

$3000 MIN TRADE

$3000 MIN TRADE

WAS $12,995.00

10,995

$

WAS $15,505.00

excl GST

14,799

$

excl GST

Katipo 680 Sprayer

Katipo 890 Sprayer

• 680 Ltr • 6m Duraboom Manual

• 890 Ltr • Enough capacity to cover up to 4.5 hectares per tank load.

WAS $12,250.00

WAS $8,995.00

6,999

$

excl GST

9,995

$

excl GST

Katipo 890 Sprayer Katipo 1150 Sprayer Flush Tank • 1150Ltr Tank • Includes Flush Tank • 12mtr Sonic Hydraulic Boom • Katipo 3 section electric + electric press

• 890 Ltr • Enough capacity to cover up to 4.5 hectares per tank load.

WAS $13,250.00

11,500

$

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14,799

$

JULY

SL300X Bale Feeder

WAS $11,995.00

9,799

$

excl GST

$3000 MIN TRADE

X2400 Chainless Bale Feeder WAS $15,995.00

14,995

$

excl GST

$3000 MIN TRADE

$3000

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Hustler Soft Hands • Built specifically for New Zealand farmers

WAS $3,854.00

WAS $15,505.00

excl GST

$3000 MIN TRADE

23-27 TH

excl GST

3,499

$

excl GST

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2180 STATE H’WAY 1

KAIWAKA

1 WEEK ONLY

YARD SALE Allspread 1.75 ATV Fertiliser & Mag MIN $500 Spreader TRADE IN

WALCO $500 MIN TRADE ON YOUR SPREADER

2,990

Allspread 3.50 SD

3,990

$ .00ea

1

excl GST

Tractor Seats Universal vinyl

11,995

$

excl GST

Mineral Salt Blocks Keep your stock healthy this winter 22.6kg GREAT PRICE

.00

29

excl GST

Linkage Pins

excl GST

.00

135

$

excl GST

FROM

$ .99

4

LAND PLANES SPECIAL DEALS MANUFACTURED ON-SITE AT FARMSHOP Farming smarter together.

excl GST

FROM

.00

999

$

excl GST

2,4-D CLOUT

SmartFeed Dog Biscuits

($1480.00)

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Buy at the 200L price 20 Litres

$

excl GST

Valvoline Farm Plus Oil 20 Litres

.00 5 1 1

$

excl GST

20 Kg Bag

.00 5 6

.00 8 14

$

Top Seller Tractor Seats

excl GST

Used Spreaders 6 to choose from

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Was 13,000

$

7,200

$

excl GST

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Was $8200

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Was $4180

$

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• 350 litres • DAP 350kg • 280kg of urea • Lime 480kg • Super-phosphate 390kg

• 1275 litres • 1 tonne bag of Urea

Was $3300

$

JULY

Allspread 12.75 PTO

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FarmShop Soft Hands

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$

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3.0m $4800.00 2.7m $4500.00 2.5m $4400.00 www.farmshop.co.nz > 0800 00 22 09

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KAIWAKA

23-27 TH JULY

1 WEEK ONLY

YARD SALE

USED MACHINERY STOCKLIST Product Code

Description

RRP

Product Code

Description

RRP

18-BALFDR10

Used Hustler 2000 Chainless Bale Feeder

$10,313.30

18-MOWER6

Used Maxam Mower 2500 C/w Wilter

$5,000.00

18-BALFDR13

Used Feeder Leader Bale Feeder

$5,995.00

18-MOWER4

Used Krone Easy Cut Rear Mower

$11,000.00

18-BALFDR15

Used Feeder Leader Trough Feeder

$4,500.00

18-MOWER6

Used Maxam Mower 2500 C/w Wilter

$5,000.00

18-BALFDR16

Used Hustler SL450X Trough Bale Feeder

$9500.00

18-MOWPOT

Used Pottinger Mower 6 Disc

$10,000.00

18-BALFDR9

Used Hustler SL350 Bale Feeder

$6995.00

18-MULCHER

Used Seppie Mulcher

$6,500.00

18-CDAS1

Used C-Dax CDA unit

$200.00

18-MULCHER10

Used Tortella Mulcher TP15 2.5m

$12,000.00

18-CULTIV1

Used Inter Row Cultivator 2 row

$400.00

18-MULCHER11

Used Brevigileri H80 Mulcher 2 mtr c/w Y Flail

$4,729.34

18-DISC1

Used Hooper Trailed Offset Disc 2m

$600.00

18-MULCHER4

Used Tortella Mulcher TP15 2.5mtr

$8,000.00

18-ELIM1

Used C-dax eliminator

$1,000.00

18-MULCHER5

Used Trimax Mulcher 3mtr

$6,000.00

18-FEED1

Calf Feeder - Single Teater

$20.00

18-MULCHER7

Used Tortella Mulcher

$6,995.00

18-FEED11

Used Calf feeder

$300.00

18-PEEBIG15230

Used Peecon Mixer 15-230s Twin

$35,000.00

18-FEL1

Used MF 165 Loader

$3,000.00

18-POSTDVR

Post driver side mount

$4,000.00

18-FERSPR28

Used Vogel Fertiliser Spreader 500Ltr - TPL100

$3,500.00

18-POWHAR3

3m Maschio Power Harow 2002

$7,000.00

18-FERSPR29

Used Bertolini Bike Spreader 70Ltr

$1,800.00

18-POWHAR4

Used Celli Power Harrow 6 mtr

$35,000.00

18-FERSPR30

Used Walco Spreader 350L

$2,500.00

18-QUIHIT2

Used Euro Hitch Adaptor

$500.00

18-FERSPR33

Used Walco Spreader 350L Tandem Axle

$3,500.00

18-RAKE

Used Kuhn Rake GRS25N

$4,600.00

18-FERSPR34

Used Walco Spreader 350L

$1,002.00

18-RAKE4

Used Taege 14 Reel Vee Rake

$11,026.66

18-FERSPR35

Used Walco Spreader 350L

$2,500.00

18-ROTHOE1

$12,000.00

18-FERSPR36

Used Walco Spreader 350L

$2,500.00

Used 2014 Celli Rotary Hoe 2.5mtr c/w crumbler roller

18-FERSPR37

Used Bucktons Spreader

$5,500.00

18-ROTHOE7

Used Celli Rotary Hoe

$8,000.00

18-FERSPR38

Used Walco 3.5 Fert Spreader

$1,995.00

18-ROTHOE8

Used Celli Rotary Hoe 2.5mtr

$8,000.00

18-FERSPR39

Used Walco 12.75 PTO Fert Spreader

$4,500.00

18-SFERSPR1

Vicon Spreader 3PL 500KG

$3,500.00

18-FERSPR40

Vicon 300 litre bike spreader

$1900.00

18-SILGRA

Used Stoll Sileage Grab

$4,800.00

18-FERSPR41

Used Walco 3.5 Fert Spreader SD

$1,500.00

18-SOFHAN

Used Soft Hands

$1,500.00

18-FERSPR7

Used Bertolini Spreader 70 Ltr

$1500.00

18-SOFHAN4

Used Soft Hands- no brand

$600.00

18-GPSRC

GPS Raven Cruiser

$3,750.00

18-SPRAYER4

Used CDax Spray Rider 60 Bike Sprayer 60L

$300.00

18-HOSR120

Used Hose reel, + arms

$308.00

18-SPRAYER7

Used Winstone Econo Spray Tank 500Ltr

$1,000.00

18-MAXMOW7

Used Maxam 3300 Mower c/w Wilter Kit

$5,000.00

Used Maxam 2500 Mower c/w Wilter Kit

$4,500.00

18-SPRS10002180-10K

Sprayer 1000L tank, pump, 9.6m boom special build

$10,939.39

18-MAXMOW8 18-MAXMWR

Used Maxam 3300W Mower

$8,995.00

18-SPRTINE2

Used Springtine 2.4 mtr with cage roller

$3,500.00

18-MOWER11

Used UFO Mower 2070HL c/w Hydraulic Lift

$4,500.00

18-TBAR

Used Toolbar

$1,500.00

Used Giltrap 4.5 Tonne Trailer

$7,000.00

Used Giltrap Feedout Wagon 9 Cube

$10,000.00

18-MOWER14

Used Kuhn Mower 7 Disc GMD700 GII

$6,000.00

18-TRAILER4

18-MOWER4

Used Krone Easy Cut Rear Mower

$11,000.00

18-WAGFEE

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• by Jill Dickie •

Former pupils of the now-closed Graham’s Fern School met recently for a luncheon at the Dargaville RSA to exchange memories and laughter. Many stories between the 18 past pupils began with ‘I remember when…’

T

he idea for the reunion came to light when ex-pupil, George Tier, celebrated his 80th birthday with friends, some of who had lived at Hoanga and attended the school. They began talking about old times, discussing their teachers and fellow pupils, and asking ‘I wonder where they are now?’.

An organising team put their heads together to name people in an old school photo, then started contacting those they could and invited them to the reunion. When contacted the past pupils were enthusiastic to get together again, and 18 of the 28 travelled from around the North Island, plus one from Brisbane, bringing their partners to

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Past pupils who attended the reunion. Back row: Brian Windust, Noeline Godfrey, John Fenwick, Bruce Windust, Errol Godfrey, Keven Godfrey, Graham Fenwick, Colleen CorseScott (Olver), George Tier, Ian Godfrey. Front row: Alf Powell, Ann Field (Powell), Leigh Horne (Appleton), Tui Hackett (Powell), Yvonne Walton (Windust), Jenny Hilliam (Price), Isla McDivitt (Johnson), Charlie Fenwick

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attend. Others were either unable to be contacted, or unable to travel. “The event went very well, and everyone enjoyed their time together,” said reunion organiser, Margaret Tier. A 1965 photo of the school was printed onto a coffee mug and presented to the 43 attendees at the reunion. An amusing story comes from Mr George Tier: “Our teacher used to ride a pony to school. She often overslept, but we kids would be in school when she arrived — the older boys got in the window to let us in so we could start our schoolwork.” “One day just as she arrived it started to rain, and dear teacher tried to bring the pony in. All went well until she got it to the set of steps leading up to the school floor, about four or five steps. The pony stamped on the first step or two and would go no further no matter how much coaxing and threatening, so that idea was abandoned. Even as a

The school in 1965

five-year-old I didn’t think it was a good idea to try getting a pony up steps — crazy teacher!” The school has an interesting history. It was built above the mill town of Hoanga in 1901 on a section of land from the estate of Mr W S Graham, a prominent early settler, and served the area for more than 50 years, before closing in 1952. By 1905 the thriving Hoanga township included the school with a roll of 27, a post office, store, community hall, 10 dwellings and a port with two wharves, all centred around the Kaipara Timber Company sawmill. Graham’s Fern estate was divided into smaller farms by 1913, and the school roll had increased to 52 pupils, so an assistant teacher was appointed. A short time later, however, it decreased due to a fire at the mill, which destroyed much of the town, and by 1918 only 26 pupils attended.

At the time there were no houses available for the teaching staff, and in a letter written to the Auckland Education Board in 1916, it was stated the current teacher was sleeping on sawdust in the public hall, and most inconvenienced when other parties wanted use of the building! In 1921 the school was relocated from the windswept hillside down to flat land with space for a play area around it. The roll had risen once again to 38, soon to decline again after the sawmill closed, and by 1940 only eight pupils remained. A decision was made by the Minister of Education in 1952 to consolidate and close Graham’s Fern, Parore, and Hore Hore schools, and their pupils all began in Dargaville in 1953. The old school building still sits in its relocated position of 1921, now being used as a storage shed for the farmer whose land it stands on.

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those farmers who continue to offend. “Any farmers who have breached the requirements of the act will be sent a warning letter by NAIT Ltd. If they do not meet their legal requirements within 30 days, they will be referred to MPI for further enquiries.” Operations continue at various locations throughout the country through random inspections at key livestock depots, transit points and livestock exchange or saleyard points.

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Tucked in on the seaward side of Mt Manaia is the Ody family farm, which is home to the Glenrossie Beef Shorthorn and Santa Gertrudis Stud.

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making it a 1,200 acre property of mixed low-lying flat, rolling foothills and steep mountain contour. “My dad Brian married my mum Jeanne, Will married June, and they continued to milk until 1980 when the operation changed to sheep and beef. I joined the team in 1996 and my wife Tracy arrived on the scene in 2008.” Glenrossie stud was established in 1969 when Brian and Will purchased six Studloch Beef Shorthorn females along with the imported bull, Burnton Banter. “We use top AI bulls from Australia and purchased Belmore Blotch 22 from Phil Bayly, who imported the bull from Australia — he bred extremely well and contributed a great deal to the herd.

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LIVESTOCK “The Santa Gertrudis came in the mid-1970s. Dad had seen a National Geographic magazine with photos of King Ranch cattle in Texas and liked the look of them, so he used Santa Gertrudis AI semen when it became available in New Zealand. One house cow is remembered particularly for her outstanding milk production. Our aim has always been to produce structurally sound, well-fleshed, fast-growing bulls for commercial beef breeders. Structure, conformation and muscle are important traits for profitable beef cattle, and some breeders have been buying bulls from Glenrossie for more than 45 years. This reflects the constant drive for consistent, quality cattle.” The proper ty currently runs approximately 90 stud Shorthorn cows, 30 stud Santa Gertrudis cows and 50 commercial Shorthorn cows that are mated to Santa Gertrudis bulls. They are producing hardy, growthy calves that finish well and all replacements are kept, and surplus heifers and steers are finished. “We also run 1,200 Romney ewes, originally bred from the Marshall Romneys up in the Waitotara Valley, with recent genetics coming from Wairere Romneys. Our replacements are kept, and all lambs fattened on the farm,” says David. “Beef Shorthorns are well-known as a ‘traditional British breed’ and are a medium to large framed animal with a very docile temperament and excellent

milking ability. They are a great maternal breed producing easy finishing cattle with good growth rates and a high yield of marbled meat. They increase profit in crossbreeding situations, adding size and quality meat to finishing stock.” David says Santa Gertrudis, a Bos Indicus breed are a stabilised breed made up of Brahman and Shorthorn. “They are great foragers and can travel long distances for food and water. They are adaptable, bloat-resistant, tick resistant and drought resistant. The calves are born long and narrow-bodied with small heads, effectively eliminating calving trouble. The calves grow quickly to weaning and are excellent feed converters. “Each generation of our family has viewed the custodianship of the land and animals as a great privilege and responsibility. This means best practice in animal welfare while we create sustainable production from the land and looking after the people who make it all possible. “Our careful fertiliser selection, excluding cattle from waterways, thoughtful pasture management and the preservation of native stands of bush where kiwi live have allowed the property

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to be farmed effectively for more than 110 years. “We always have an eye to the future and will continue to take new technologies and best practice on board, maintain and improve the property while honouring those that have come before. Our website glenrossie.co.nz was built by Tracy, and this has been a

fantastic tool for the stud and buyers. Our Facebook page, while primarily developed for marketing the cattle, also gives insights into everyday life around the farm. “Our farm is steeped in history and with no signs of slowing down in the future and looks to be a part of Northland heritage for many years to come.”

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have been part of the journey so far and look forward to welcoming new customers to the Motorcycle Lab family.” Suzuki New Zealand says they are pleased that their motorcycle range will continue to enjoy exceptional dealer representation in the Whangarei region and invite you to call into Motorcycle Lab and meet Glenn, Amanda and their staff. “They are ready to answer any questions you may have and are keen to offer you the high level of service you can expect from any Suzuki dealer.” Glenn is from a farming background

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In for the long haul by Andy Bryenton

It’s hard to imagine a time before the white van tradesman’s office, mobile workshop, rolling tool chest and classroom for generations of apprentices, not to mention the weapon of choice for couriers facing the urban maze.

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There’s a classic recipe for a proper hard-working van, and it’s safe to say that relative newcomers to the scene LDV have hit the right combination of power and practicality to impress their target audience. When looking for a van to turn into a working partner, three things stand out — reliability, ease of use and comfort. The LDV G10 Cargo Van neatly ticks those boxes and then adds a bit more to more than justify its very tidy price. Those looking to balance the budget and still recruit a willing workhorse that will last the distance are already paying attention to this new contender. Addressing both performance and stamina, the G10 comes with a choice of two power options, either a two litre turbocharged petrol engine delivering 165kw mated to a six-speed auto box or a two-litre naturally aspirated unit with fuel injection. Both deliver fuel economy figures in the mid-11 litres per 100km range, and both have been designed to be easy to service and hard to punish. When it comes to ease of use, LDV have listened to tradies and couriers, who want massive cargo space, wide-opening doors both to the rear and to the sides, and lots of options for carrying different sized and shaped loads. That means an unimpeded 2.4 x 1.278 x 1.270 metre cargo bay, along

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refinement comes through to the ride as well, which is a far cry from the lurching, vague vans of the 1980s. All in all, this is a machine ready to become whatever it needs to — a courier’s runabout, a mobile workshop, a builder’s on-site office — it’s up to you. Moreover, at under $30k, there will be change for that signwriting!

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Small car for big adventures by Andy Bryenton

When Ford announced, in the not too distant past, that they would soon deliver a tiny sports utility out of India, the world was perhaps not quite ready for just how global the blue oval brand had become. Never mind that luxury marque Jaguar — also once owned by Ford — now comes from the factories of the economically booming subcontinent. The EcoSport surpassed expectations, carving out a niche in the category it was intended for — hip, young trendy adventure seekers with urban parking space anxieties but the need for a cruiser, which can go anywhere. It also garnered a massive following with another key demographic, who enjoyed the economy, high seating position and ease of ingress and egress the small sporty machine offered. These were the over-65s, and across the market, this slice of the population have become big customers for ‘crossover’ SUVs in general. The cool, frugal EcoSport ticked all their boxes, from easy to use infotainment through to superb safety. Now there’s a new look for the 2018 EcoSport, making the peppy little Ford firecracker seem more eager than ever to get to grips with both urban and rural roads. Retained — for now — is another cute feature, which throws a salute to the huge off-roaders of yesteryear — that back-door-stowed spare tyre. It may disappear in the near future. Beyond looks, there’s that gem of an engine under the hood to write home about. Ford’s one-litre masterpiece

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2018 EcoSport is an absolute bargain considering its credentials, trophy cabinet and a grab-bag of features for the price. In a very competitive sector, filling up with small sports utilities and cross-over super-mini-off-roaders, this might just be the daddy — the touchstone, which defines the type, just like the old Golf GTi did for the Euro hot hatchback in the 80s.

the grille for more cool air under load, and snaps shut for better aero effects when the going isn’t so tough. So, an award-winning engine, a comfy, safe cabin with everything just to hand, enough space for five adults and their gear. Sounds like a nice recipe. Even nicer is the price Ford has been able to offer thanks to their global design and manufacturing power. The

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Tragic kiwi loss

by Jill Dickie

A deceased kiwi has been discovered at Trounson Kauri Forest Park on June 27, and the Department of Conservation are imploring local residents and all members of the public to be vigilant in controlling their dogs. The female kiwi was a significant participant in the breeding population in the forest, and her death is a great loss to the programme. She was one of the earliest birds banded in 1996, and the location she was found in, was also where she was last found in 1999. At the time of her attack, she was carrying an egg. “That is a sad end for this bird’s story,” said DOC biodiversity supervisor, Megan Topia. “The monogamous pairs have the potential to raise four chicks per breeding season, and the loss of this breeding female means that not only have we lost her future contribution to

the kiwi population, but her mate will also not be able to contribute again until he finds another female,” said Megan. “Kiwi can live until they are 50, but in Northland, the average age is only 14 years old due to dog predation. In Northland, roaming dogs are the biggest threat to kiwi survival.” The deceased bird was sent for forensic testing, and DOC confirms the dog saliva found is now being profile tested to determine if they can identify an individual. This evidence is helpful if a dog is captured wandering around Trounson and they can then test to see if that individual was responsible for this kiwi’s death.

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It is estimated that there are 30 to 40 pairs in the 276ha main block at Trounson Kauri Park, and DOC want all people living in, or close to kiwi areas such as Trounson and the Waipoua Forest to keep their dogs under control and give kiwi a chance to reach old age. All dogs — no matter the age, gender and size — are capable of crushing the

delicate bodies and organs of juvenile and adult kiwi. The best way to stop this from happening is to make sure they don’t meet. Anyone who has seen any roaming dogs in the Trounson Kauri Park area should contact Dog Control 0800 105 890 or DOC 0800 362 468.

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ATV MATS from $89 — Come in & see us at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi. Phone 0800 963 636. www.atvtyres.co.nz.

NEW YAMAHA FARM ATVs — 5.9% interest & 3 year warranty. Only at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi — phone 0800 963 636 & Yamaha MC Whangarei. Phone 09 438 0804.

ATV SAFETY HELMETS — from $119 accessories from $15. The law has changed! Have you got yours? Come & see us at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi. Phone 0800 963 636. www.atvtyres.co.nz. Subject to availability. BACK 2 Wood Demolition. We buy & sell renovation materials. Servicing Northland — Auckland. Specialising in Windows, Doors, Ranchsliders, Kitchens, Vanities, Roofing and More! Check out our website back2wood.co.nz or Phone 0800 10 98 77. CHAIN & SPROCKET KITS DIRT OR FARM BIKE. SAVE 10% off RRP If you get them fitted at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi. Phone 0800 963 636. www.atvtyres.co.nz. HERITAGE APPLE Trees from $25.00 - Hardy root stocks - Diversify your Farm with an Orchard tree pack www.tastytrees.co.nz mobile 027 346 7645.

HUNTAWAY PUPS 6 weeks old, part smithfield. PORKER PIGS ready to kill, also weaners 8 weeks old. Phone 09 439 7242. NEED NEW ATV TYRES? GET 20% OFF RRP & FREE FITTING at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi. Phone 0800 963 636. www.atvtyres.co.nz.

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SINTERED BRAKE PADS — for MX and FarmBikes — from $39 at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi. Phone 0800 963 636. www.atvtyres.co.nz. WEED EATERS & CHAINSAWS — GET 10% OFF STOCKED ITEMS at Rouse Motorcycles, King Street, Hikurangi. Phone 0800 963 636. www.atvtyres.co.nz.

MERGE LIKE A ZIP DRIVE SAFELY

For Sale

KAIWAKA YARD SALE

1 WEEK ONLY! 23-27TH JULY

2180 STATE H’WAY 1, KAIWAKA

Used Hustler 2000 Chainless Bale Feeder $10,313.30, Used Feeder Leader Bale Feeder $5,995.00, Used Feeder Leader Trough Feeder $4,500.00, Used Hustler SL450X Trough Bale Feeder $9500.00, Used Hustler SL350 Bale Feeder $6995.00, Used C-Dax CDA unit $200.00, Used Inter Row Cultivator 2 row $400.00, Used Hooper Trailed Offset Disc 2m $600.00, Used C-dax eliminator $1,000.00, Calf Feeder - Single Teater $20.00, Used Calf feeder $300.00, Used MF 165 Loader $3,000.00, Used Vogel Fertiliser Spreader 500Ltr - TPL100 $3,500.00, Used Bertolini Bike Spreader 70Ltr $1,800.00, Used Walco Spreader 350L $2,500.00, Used Walco Spreader 350L Tandem Axle $3,500.00, Used Walco Spreader 350L $1,002.00, Used Walco Spreader 350L $2,500.00, Used Walco Spreader 350L $2,500.00Used Bertolini Spreader 70 Ltr $1500.00, GPS Raven Cruiser $3,750.00, Used Hose reel, + arms $308.00, Used Maxam 3300 Mower c/w Wilter Kit $5,000.00, Used Maxam 2500 Mower c/w Wilter Kit $4,500.00, Used Maxam 3300W Mower $8,995.00, Used UFO Mower 2070HL c/w Hydraulic Lift $4,500.00 Used Kuhn Mower 7 Disc GMD700 GII $6,000.00

PLUS LOTS MORE FARM GEAR FOR SALE!

STOP PRESS: FULL M RM AR FA T OF F OT LO ML RM FAR FA ED UD CL IN W GEAR NO YARD SALE! IN THE Y 0800 00 22 08 / www.farmshop.co.nz

Animal Health Products HIGH CELL Count? Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic & Manuka Honey 20L $49.95, 200L $450 or 1000L $2,000 +GST with free delivery. Black Type Minerals Ltd. Phone 021 185 1501. blacktypeminerals.co.nz. PREVENT AND MANAGE CALF SCOURS - TuffRock Calf Plus natural digestive aid paste delivers quick results using a blend of molecular reinforced volcanic minerals. NO WITH-HOLDING PERIOD. Improves wellbeing and digestion, firms faecal matter, restores appetite. Inquire at Farmsource RD1, Farmlands, or www.tuffrock.nz – 0800TUFFROCK.

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UNBEATABLE POLARIS DEALS ACE 570 HD EPS

RANGER 500

$13,995

RANGER 570 FULL SIZE

$12,645

INC GST.

$14,945

INC GST.

INC GST.

INCLUDES ROOF + MID SCREEN

NOW

NOW

RANGER 570 HD EPS

RANGER DIESEL 1000 HD EPS

GENERAL 1000 EPS DELUXE

$18,969

INC GST.

$23,995

$29,995

INC GST.

INC GST.

INCLUDES ROOF + SCREEN + WIPER KIT + REAR SCREEN

INCLUDES ROOF + SCREEN

INCLUDES SCREEN + REAR SCREEN

ROUSE MOTORCYCLES LTD

CA MOTORCYCLES LTD

PH: 0800 96 36 36

PH: (09) 439 0170

KUMEU CHAINSAWS AND MOWERS LTD

1 KING STREET, HIKURANGI, WHANGAREI.

725 POUTO ROAD, DARGAVILLE.

MAIN ROAD, HUAPAI. PH:

09 412 8109

WARKWORTH MOTORCYCLES

WARKWORTH MOTORCYCLES

PH (09) 425 8535

PH (09) 431 2123

22 WHITAKER ROAD, WARKWORTH.

0800 440 290 | www.polarisnewzealand.com |

1916 STATE HIGHWAY 1, KAIWAKA.

/PolarisNZ

Northern Farming Lifestyles, July 2018  

The Northern Farming Lifestyles is a full colour monthly tabloid newspaper, its print run of 33,797 is delivered free to farm and rural deli...

Northern Farming Lifestyles, July 2018  

The Northern Farming Lifestyles is a full colour monthly tabloid newspaper, its print run of 33,797 is delivered free to farm and rural deli...