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12 May 2021 14:47
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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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     Top Stories

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     Today's News

    Entertainment:
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    Rugby:
    Black Ferns lock Eloise Blackwell is welcoming the rescheduled women's Rugby World Cup changes and is focusing planning to be part of the tournament next year in Auckland and Whangarei 14:07

    Business:
    The early childhood sector is keen to help design a new funding model for its teachers 13:57

    Rugby:
    The Highlanders have left Shannon Frizell out of their 23 for Friday's Super Rugby Trans-Tasman opener against the Queensland Reds in Dunedin 13:47

    Entertainment:
    Benji Madden is "grateful" to have Cameron Diaz 13:46

    Law and Order:
    Upper Hutt's Mayor is confident locals will still have easy access to police despite the station closing to the public on weekends 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Upcoming HBO series ‘The Prince’ has been delayed following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh 13:16

    Rugby League:
    Warriors coach Nathan Brown insists he's not being over-protective of 18-year-old Reece Walsh 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Allison Janney has been told not to "express" her "theories" about why 'Mom' was cancelled 12:46

    Motoring:
    The Transport Agency is asking drivers in the South Island to take the foot off the pedal on alpine pass roads 12:27


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