Two large North Island cattle farms are on the market for mortgage sale after growth plans to create one of the country's biggest bull fattening operation were scuppered by previously low commodity prices.
Working together the Rotorua community and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have removed 50 open fires and 318 old wood burners from Rotorua homes through an interest-free loan programme called the Hot Swap Loan.
The Labour Party's Christchurch electorate MPs, Clayton Cosgrove (Waimakariri), Ruth Dyson (Port Hills), Lianne Dalziel (Christchurch East) and Brendon Burns (Christchurch Central) have started a regular bulletin to keep people in their electorates and media informed about what is happening at gr
The were 190 farm sales in the three months ended March 2011 compared to 204 in the three months ended February 2011 and 210 in the three months to March 2010 continuing the trend of falling farm sales over the past three years.
Contracts to roll out portable dwellings if and when needed across Canterbury have been awarded to preferred suppliers. Portable dwellings will provide further temporary accommodation for people whose homes were badly damaged as a result of the Canterbury earthquakes.
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