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Safe landings: Project Kererū founder Nik Hurring finds her calling by taking in injured kererū - thisNZlife
Safe landings: Project Kererū founder Nik Hurring finds her calling by taking in injured kererū - thisNZlife
Safe landings: Project Kererū founder Nik Hurring finds her calling by taking in injured kererū - thisNZlife

New Zealand birds

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Why your chicken is losing feathers - thisNZlife
2 hybrid hens that will lay twice the number of eggs - thisNZlife
4 things you need for a top-producing hen - thisNZlife

Poultry

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a cow standing in the shade under a tree on a grassy field with sheep grazing behind it
Farming pāua and crafting beautiful pearl jewellery in paradise
Antonia and Mike Radon spent many of their early years underwater off California’s coast, harvesting sea urchins and abalone. These days they farm pāua, sheep and cattle, grow pearls, host visitors and sell jewellery to tourists in Whekenui Bay, Marlborough Sounds. Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Rachael McKenna
two cows are walking through the grass near trees
A generations-old family farm on the Banks Peninsula is straight out of a storybook
To reach Lavericks Bay, head towards Akaroa, swing up and over the hill to Le Bons Bay, and then down the steep road that ends at the Chapmans’ picturesque private beach. Harriet’s grandmother would once catch a boat from a now non-existent wharf to attend boarding school in Christchurch. Seven generations of one family have loved Lavericks Bay life, and now visitors can also enjoy the many charms of this secluded sheep farm. Photos: Rachael McKenna
a white sheep standing on top of a grass covered hill
A couple finally surrenders to Naseby’s charm and slower pace of life
Two men, two dogs and 50-odd phones vie for space in a 19th-century Naseby mud-brick home. Words: Claire Finlayson Photos: Guy Frederick If the tiny township of Naseby has far more phones per head of population than is normal, it’s entirely Craig Sherson’s fault. He is a man with a profound weakness for old telephonic treasures and thinks there might be 50 or so under his roof — a tally upon which his partner Paul O’Sullivan keeps a wary eye.
a man riding on the back of horses through water
This slice of Far North paradise is purpose-built for the Owen family to thrive
Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Jane Ussher Vanessa and Richard Owen thought they had this business of life nicely sorted. Driftwood, an idyllic property on the Te Puna Inlet in the Bay of Islands, was their perfect home and, on the water’s edge, was an additional small cottage to share with holiday guests or family.
a woman kneeling down petting a long haired cow
Sarah Judkins is back home among the grapevines (and arts) on Waiheke Island
Words: Kate Coughlan Photos: Sonja Read A third-generation Waiheke Islander has her feet firmly planted on the soil. However, her head and heart are often off with the arts — in a supporting role at least.
two black and white ducks standing next to each other on the ground with grass in the background
Are Muscovy ducks the perfect pet? Meet the big duck with no quack
Are Muscovy ducks the perfect pet? Meet the big duck with no quack
two ducks are sitting in the grass near each other and one has its beak open
Are Muscovy ducks the perfect pet? Meet the big duck with no quack
Are Muscovy ducks the perfect pet? Meet the big duck with no quack
a white duck walking across a grass covered field next to a lake with trees in the background
Are Muscovy ducks the perfect pet? Meet the big duck with no quack
Are Muscovy ducks the perfect pet? Meet the big duck with no quack
two sheep standing next to each other on a lush green field with trees in the background
A Motueka couple's long road to importing cute, toy-like Valais Blacknose sheep halfway around the world to New Zealand
A Motueka couple's long road to importing cute, toy-like Valais Blacknose sheep halfway around the world to New Zealand - thisNZlife
three black and white sheep standing next to a tree
A Motueka couple's long road to importing cute, toy-like Valais Blacknose sheep halfway around the world to New Zealand
A Motueka couple's long road to importing cute, toy-like Valais Blacknose sheep halfway around the world to New Zealand - thisNZlife
four sheep grazing on grass in front of snow capped mountain peaks and blue sky with clouds
The secret to giving a Valais sheep a bath — and its lustrous locks
The secret to giving a Valais sheep a bath — and its lustrous locks - thisNZlife
a white and black sheep standing on top of a lush green field
The secret to giving a Valais sheep a bath — and its lustrous locks
The secret to giving a Valais sheep a bath — and its lustrous locks - thisNZlife
three cows are standing in the grass near a fence
How to get started in sharemilking
How to get started in sharemilking - thisNZlife
a baby cow is nursing from its mother
How to get started in sharemilking
How to get started in sharemilking - thisNZlife
a brown cow standing on top of a lush green field
How to get started in sharemilking
How to get started in sharemilking - thisNZlife