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Rural News: Iceland volcano has lessons for NZ dairy

Peter Griffin posted in on April 29th, 2010.

Farmers in Taranaki and Taupo should learn lessons from the effect of the recent eruption in Iceland’s dairy farmers, and appropriate plans are necessary to avoid livestock loss in the case of such an event. Dangers include fluoride poisoning if outside during and after such an event, as well as crumbling teeth and contaminated water. […]

The Dominion Post: $1b Taupo geothermal project picks up steam

Peter Griffin posted in on November 25th, 2009.

Mike Watson from the Dominion Post reports on the proposed construction of a geothermal power station in Taupo by Contact Energy. The production of electricity using geothermal energy would be cheaper, more efficient and have far less impact on the environment. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Project manager James Kilty told a Taupo District […]

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