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Despite uncertainty around Covid and regulatory compliance issues, Ruralco has shown it is more resilient than ever, recording positive financial results for its 2021 financial year.
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Farm electricity costs have pushed on relentlessly upwards in recent years, with the past two years in particular highlighting the volatility in prices.
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This year’s Instore Days was an incredible success. Our hybrid event held on 1 and 2 July offered opportunities to get the deals online, in stores and in the marquee, as well at some of our card retailers own premises. The food trucks in the Ashburton store marquee were a great hit with our members who enjoyed a day out with a variety of food options and a chance to catch up with each other in our outdoor area.This year, Ruralco’s Instore Days kicked off from 1 June and every $250 sp...
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Words by Penny Clark-Hall, images supplied  “You can’t get more authentic than a rural community” or so the saying goes. The rich tapestry of rural communities is a beautiful and powerful thing. The highs and lows of life that are enjoyed and endured are made all the richer for sharing the joy and burden with those that chose to make rural New Zealand their home. Whether it is by necessity, chance or devotion, there must be something in the water that turns these peop...
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This fifth-generation family has also been making an effort to ensure that if the sixth generation choose to continue farming.
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Despite uncertain times facing the agricultural sector with a mounting list of Government regulations and policies, impacts from combating climate change and more extreme weather conditions, young farmers Sam Dalziel and James Wright remain committed to forging a career in the industry.
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Following the Government's announcement, we are shortly entering into Alert Level 2, while this is certainly great news, as the Government has made it very clear, Level 2 is not life as normal.We must remain vigilant as we continue to support your farming business, with some of our restrictions and other measures remaining in place to reduce the risk of transmission.Normal operating hours will continue at all stores Monday – Friday 8am to 5:30pm. Ruralco Ashburton w...
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We would like to thank all our members, staff, customers and suppliers for working with us through these past two weeks on Level 4 alert. Now that we are preparing for a move to Level 3, we have made a couple of small but significant changes in the way we can support you.STORE PROTOCOLSOur strict onsite protocols will remain in place, please refer to our website for full details, but remember if you are coming to our stores to order product or collect an order: You are required to wear a mask. P...
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We have checked the Government website and as of this morning we are still on the list of essential services, so we are able to continue to support your farming business during the COVID-19 alert Level 4.We have done this before, we can do it again, thank you in advance for your support and patience as we adapt back to Level 4 Protocols.Ruralco store level 4 protocolsOur stores will remain operating with normal store hours until further notice, however our Ashburton Store will be close...
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In a social media ‘news’ environment where fiction can quickly be taken up as fact, consumers wanting to understand where their food comes from and how safe it is, can struggle to know if what they are hearing is real, or indeed true.
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