Laurel Stowell is a reporter for the Whanganui Chronicle
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'It was very good, quick work' - senior firefighter
Potentially contaminated water diverted away from Whanganui River.
'Dire consequences' if farming emissions go into ETS
Farmers are weighing up options for paying for greenhouse gas emissions.
'Devastating' dog attack kills at least 80 lambs, many more injured
Cost of shearing and burying adds to financial loss from dog attack on lambs.
'No one left until the last dog was sold' - club secretary
People come from all over the lower North Island to buy reputable working dogs
Ātihau operation adapts to deal with Covid's impact on markets
The incorporation's earnings were down slightly for the last financial year.
'Unworkable regulations' focus of Groundswell protest
Protesters against farming regulations have again driven around Whanganui.
'I'm one of the lucky ones' - Woman beats one of the deadliest cancers
77-year-old former farmer defeats dangerous cancer through proactive approach and surgery.
Where the wild things are: Closer than you'd think
Wild deer are an increasing problem in the Whanganui region, along with pigs and goats.
Dryer at Tangiwai pulp mill catches fire for second time
Fire and Emergency NZ called to pulp mill for second time in week.
Seabed mining ruling: Trans-Tasman Resources sees clear legal pathway to having consents re-approved at EPA
Mining firm sees clear legal pathway to consents, despite Supreme Court rejection.
'It's been quite trying': Covid-19 could wreck Waverley show's 100th celebrations
If the area is still under level 2 Waverley's A & P celebrations will be postponed.
'Absolutely thrilled' with funding for biodiversity projects
Schools are among 21 groups sharing Horizons' $260,000 biodiversity grant fund.
DoC plans two more aerial 1080 drops to protect region's birds
DoC says the 1080 drops will help endangered flora and fauna.
DoC ranger encouraged by interest in predator trapping
DoC offers advice and traps to backyard predator trappers in Whanganui
Rabobank's decision to close accounts frustrates farmers
The bank says it could have better emphasised a more flexible timeframe.
Winter grazing rules shift focus to sheep, water systems
Winter grazing practices are improving but new water systems are needed by some farmers.
'Timely' move to monitor winter grazing in Rangitīkei
Horizons Regional Council monitors intensive winter grazing for the first time
Construction of new road to Waiinu Beach set to begin
All-weather access to Waiinu Beach will be created by extension of Nukumaru Station Rd.
Group says it's time to review activities around waterways
Farmers have been receptive to the idea of working together on water quality.
'Jobs for Nature' team helps and monitors region's native fish
Young conservationists move across region monitoring and aiding native fish species.
Peppery horopito leaves form basis for Ruapehu business
Rhayne employs six to eight, and harvests and sells the leaves of native plants.
Farmers asked to focus on winter grazing practices
The campaign comes ahead of new rules on intensive winter grazing next year.
Committee to distribute Waipipi Wind Farm's $25,000 community fund
The farm is also in the process of changing ownership.
In pictures: Mud flies and engines roar in 4x4 challenge
Hundreds watch extreme 4x4 vehicles tackle gruelling challenges on a Turakina farm.
Four thousand central North Island properties without power
A fault on the Transpower network has cut electricity to the central North Island.
Produce supply could be affected without bridge fix, warns mayor
Getting food to market is made difficult or impossible by ageing rail overbridges.
Rural Women Walk the World takes in historic Whanganui sites
About 35 register for a fundraising walk across Marangai/Fordell farms.
Operations normal at wind farm amid tilt for ownership
Agreements will be honoured despite a possible change of ownership, Tilt's manager says.
'Modest' improvement to water quality from plan change
About 250 operators are expected to apply for land use consent under the revised rules.
More 'little rays of sunshine' at forest sanctuary
It's been a busy year at Bushy Park Tarapuruhi, with a better hihi breeding season.