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    Green Kiwis tap Thai market

    Spectrum, Published on 15/04/2018

    » How can a nation of only 4.5 million provide so much sustenance for so many people around the world? The colour green is the answer. New Zealand's national image of being a "green and clean" country is a major factor driving its massive export growth in countries including the Thai market. Thai demand for New Zealand's commodities has grown significantly over the past 10 years.

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    Conservation a victim of its own success

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 15/04/2018

    » According to the National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department (DNP), there are between 3,500 and 4,000 wild elephants roaming the forests of Thailand and the number is expected to increase due to conservation efforts.

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    All quiet on the southern front?

    Spectrum, Maluding Deeto, Published on 08/04/2018

    » Positioned as a pilot province under the government's "triangle economy city model" in the far South, Yala's Betong district has recently been delisted from the region's severe emergency areas to pave the way for the scheme, which is aimed at bolstering the local economy and enhancing residents' livelihood.

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    Islands seek clean break from trail of tourist trash

    Spectrum, Published on 08/04/2018

    » In the early hours of the morning, a walk along Rin Beach, the site of the infamous Full Moon Party, offers a glimpse into the regular environmental risk posed to the resort island of Koh Phangan in Surat Thani province.

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    All that glisters is not gold

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 01/04/2018

    » More than a year after the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) used Section 44 -- the special executive order in the interim charter -- to close Chatree gold mine in the Central Plains region at the beginning of January 2017, conflicts centred on pollution and disputes between the state and the gold mining company are far from over.

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    Report unfair and biased, claims Akara Resources

    Spectrum, Apinya Wipatayotin, Published on 01/04/2018

    » Cherdsak Uthai-aroon, general manager-external affairs of Akara Resources Pcl, claims the company has been blamed unfairly.

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    Weaving a new way of life

    Spectrum, Dumrongkiat Mala, Published on 01/04/2018

    » Six years ago, a village home to the Khmu hill tribe was devastated by heavy flooding and mudflow in tambon Muaeng Kai of Chiang Mai's Mae Taeng district.

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    Second time around

    Spectrum, Published on 01/04/2018

    » Residential condominium prices in prime downtown locations of Bangkok have been reaching new highs almost every six months for the past two years. The increases have driven the cost of ownership beyond the reach of many buyers, which has led to a renewed interest in well-located and well-maintained older buildings in comparably prime locations.

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    Temple dogs a victim of religious commercialisation

    Spectrum, Nattha Thepbamrung, Published on 25/03/2018

    » Temples in tourist hotspot Phuket are experiencing a crisis of identity: are they places of compassion, contemplation and meditation, the spritual and social centres of the community? Or are they tourist attractions, beholden mainly to visitors?

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    Kra Canal advocates continue bid

    Spectrum, Published on 25/03/2018

    » The Kra Canal project connecting the Gulf of Thailand to the Andaman Sea in the South has experienced stops and starts for decades now, with still no strong signs of it moving forward. But one advocacy group of retired military men still cling to the hope it can be done.

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