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New Zealand remains on the top of many tourist’s travel bucket lists. A land of extreme natural beauty, New Zealand awes and impresses at every turn.

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Kiwi exporters struggling to get their products overseas amid Coronavirus pandemic. 

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An initiative to reward hard-working supermarket staff going the extra mile amidst the many challenges of Covid-19 has already had a heart-warming response.

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Locals win environment awards

23 Mar 2020 · Otago Daily Times

Mt Somers farmers Mike and Nicky Salvesen, of Wakare, and Richard and Chrissie Wright, of Tamara Farm have won awards at the Canterbury Ballance Farm Environment Awards.

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NZ-made Wagyu beef proving a hit in the USA

27 Jan 2020 · Newstalk ZB

The choicest cuts of New Zealand grass-fed wagyu beef is being sold to America's elite for hundreds of dollars a kilogram.

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Wagyu beef produced by a New Zealand company is sought after by America's rich.

An elite subscription-based buyers club of high net worth Americans, called The Steak Club, sees prime cuts of New Zealand reared grass-fed wagyu delivered directly to them.

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A $23 million, seven-year partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and key players in New Zealand’s premium grass-fed beef industry has wrapped up, with those involved hailing a number of key successes.

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Americans are joining a waiting list to belong to a New Zealand meat company's steak club.

Each month, Hawke's Bay-based First Light delivers four 100 percent grass-fed Wagyu beef steaks to members' doorsteps.

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How do you make First Light’s premium farm raised venison taste even better? Add a little Wagyu to it.

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