31 days ago

Can ewe tell sheep apart from each other?

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Farmers may flock to a faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly way to tell their sheep apart.

Dunedin's Benoit Auvray and Greg Peyroux received funding from New Zealand's innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation, to prototype the world's first sheep machine-learning model.

While many people believe animals like sheep looked largely the same, the software shows something different.

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7 hours ago

Help people in the Pacific threatened by measles outbreaks

The Team from New Zealand Red Cross

Right now in the Pacific there is a life-threatening measles outbreak, and children are most at risk.
Outbreaks have been declared in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Thousands of people have been affected, and many thousands more are at risk as health authorities and medical professionals race to prevent the spread and impact of this disease.
Red Cross volunteers are working closely with Ministries of Health to support both response and prevention activities. Hundreds of people have already visited the mobile vaccination site at Samoa Red Cross.

You can help too. Donate to the Pacific Disaster Fund now to support this emergency response.

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Are your dog’s food portions right?

Coopers Pet Kitchen

Coopers Pet Kitchen can help with that… simply answer 8 quick questions about your dog and we’ll create a personalised menu and measuring cup to take the guesswork out of mealtime.

Special launch offer: treat your furry friend to a premium New Zealand made 8kg bag of our Lamb and Fish Recipe for just $47, normal retail price $94 each. Offer expires 18/12/19.

It’s so easy that any member of the family can help serve up the perfect portion every time and keep your dog in tip-top condition.
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