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  •   Home > News > Living & Travel

    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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     Today's News

    Environment:
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    Living & Travel:
    The biggest winners in tonight's Lotto draw each take home $500,000 21:17

    Rugby:
    A change in competition could see a different approach from the Chiefs 18:57

    Environment:
    The fire at Te Kiteroa Retreat & Historic Homestead in Waimate is now out 18:37

    Business:
    Blues stand-in captain Tom Robinson concedes his side are dissatisfied with how their Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign ended 18:37

    Basketball:
    The New Zealand Breakers have a chance to round out their stay in Australia on a high in the ANBL tonight 18:07

    Auckland:
    One person is in a critical condition after a crash on Old North Road in Auckland 18:07

    Wellington:
    The Terrace Tunnel in Wellington has reopened following a three-car crash 16:17

    Law and Order:
    An investigation is underway after a 3-week-old baby sustained injuries in Hamilton earlier this week 15:27

    Rugby League:
    It could be Warriors veterans, not their youngsters, showing the effects of last week's demoralising defeat at the hands of the Sea Eagles 14:57


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