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Wednesday, 28 September 2016 13:25

Farm childhood linked lower allergies, stronger lungs

Living on a farm in early childhood is linked to a lower risk of allergies as an adult, and stronger lungs in women, than growing up in either a rural or urban area, finds research published online in the journal Thorax.

Published in General News
Saturday, 08 August 2015 07:12

Paying your children for farm work has pitfalls

Whether it be feeding the calves after school or docking lambs, working on the family farm is a quintessential rural New Zealand right of passage for many kiwi kids.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:12

No child bans on farm

Farmers deal in facts, so let’s do some myth busting.  When the new health and safety law is passed, children will not be banned from farms.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 18 February 2015 14:40

What next: on-farm child ban?

Thirty-seven people were killed at work in the last financial year; ten were in the agricultural industry. 

Published in Opinion

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