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9 May 2021 10:24
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A South Waikato forest is about to be full of hens - but free of cruelty

    A South Waikato forest is about to be full of hens - but free of cruelty


    Better Eggs is launching a free range farm today across a 139 hectare property near Tokoroa.

    Over the next five years, more than 320-thousand chickens will populate the eight laying sheds, which will make it the country's leading egg production site.

    Better Eggs chief executive Gareth van der Hayden says an ethical food production process is front of mind, ensuring the best possible environment for the chooks.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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    Tennis:
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    Education:
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    Sailing:
    Kiwi sailor Andy Maloney's made a strong start to the Finn gold cup in Portugal 8:47

    Soccer:
    Frustration for Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola after being denied the Premier League football title 8:47

    Rugby:
    The Chiefs are ruing missed opportunities after falling at the final hurdle 8:27

    International:
    At least forty people are dead after a series of deadly explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul 7:57

    Law and Order:
    It's unclear if efforts will be made to bring a prolific Canterbury conman and sex offender back into the country 7:57

    Golf:
    Lydia Ko's resurgence shows little sign of abating after another superb round on the LPGA Tour 7:27

    Rugby League:
    The Knights have upset the Raiders 24-16 in the NRL 7:07


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