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New Zealand

16 August 2002

Bay of Plenty Times (Tauranga)

Katikati police have warned Bay of Plenty avocado growers to think twice before taking the law into their own hands by arming themselves against fruit rustlers. Growers in the Athenree area have lost the equivalent of around 2500 trays of export avocados to thieves in recent weeks — about $60,000 worth. Grower Bruce Rapley was the worst hit, losing about six tonnes of harvest-ready fruit from his trees this week — a loss of potential income of up to... (

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