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Winter Holiday - Closed from 7th - 12th June 2018

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We are taking a short break from Thursday 7th until Tuesday 12th of June, reopening Wednesday 13th of June. The best way to contact us during this time is via e-mail (don@fertilefields.co.nz) or you can send us a message via the contact page. Any orders submitted from 7th June onwards will be dispatched on Wednesday 13th of June.

Cheque Clearance Fees

We have just received notification from our bank that they are about to start charging a clearance fee for every cheque banked into our account. So we regret to advise that we must pass this charge on to our customers.

Accordingly, any payments received by cheque will incur a $1.00 clearance fee. Our bank is implementing this new fee on the 1st of March so any cheques received from 20th February onwards will be subject to this fee.

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Courier Rural Charge Increase Effective 28th September 2015

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We have been enjoying incredibly low rural courier charges for several years, but sadly that is about to change.

All courier companies use a rural delivery agent to deliver parcels to rural customers and it is their charge that has prompted this increase. Previously our courier company (Post Haste Couriers) has subsidised the rural charge for us however it is no longer economically viable for them to continue to do so.

Currently, the rural delivery charge is $3.50 inc. GST per package up to 25kg. From 28th September the rural delivery charge will increase to $5.50 inc. GST per 15kg (or 0.075m3). The increase doesn't have too much impact for the smaller packages, however the rural charge for a package ranging in weight from 16-25kg will increase from $3.50 to $11.00.

At this stage there is no rural delivery charge for anything sent in a plastic satchel (this includes a number of our products available in 4kg bags such as the Coleby Lick, Ground Salt and Kelp Meal).

Humus Saves The World

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This presentation called 'Humus Saves The World', offers a range of proactive strategies that allows everyone the opportunity to replace apathy with action in this most important of issues.

This week the planet reached a milestone where carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 400ppm for the first time in 3 million years. This talk is a desperate call to action and I am hopeful that you might decide to share this message with as many people as possible within your network. This is important because if the video receives enough views, it will attract the attention of those that make the decisions about expanding the coverage to the main TED website. If you can find the small amount of time to watch this presentation, I am sure you will agree that the message is so urgent, that it needs to get out there. Sharing this it will help. Thank you.
Graeme Sait.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Q1VnwcpW7E&feature=youtu.be

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Dairying gets tough on pollution

It is good to see the Dairy Industry getting tough on pollution of our waterways (please see article below). The new Clean Streams Accord is set to be finalised and launched in May 2013.

Dairying gets tough on pollution

How about using Fiboposts to fence off the waterways on your farm? These recycled posts are lightweight, tough, UV stablised, long lasting and a great option for riparian fencing. Please contact us to order.

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