Leonbergers – kind, calm, gentle

Scene stealer . . . Chaia, a four-month-old Leonberger pupply owned by sandy Hutchinson, of Waikari who takes attention in her stride. PHOTO: Shelley...

Waipara food grower the driving force behind Eat New Zealand

Garden bounty . . . Angela Clifford picking globe artichokes in her garden at The Food Farm in Broomfield, near Amberley.PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP By SHELLEY...

Trust plans to restore historic scow

  By SHELLEY TOPP A new scow could soon become the flagship of the Kaiapoi River, taking over from the ill-fated MV Tuhoe. A Kaiapoi heritage trust...

Full steam ahead for Sam Panster

By AMANDA BOWES The Weka Pass Railway has its first woman steam train driver trainee. And when Sam Panster gets her ticket, she will be one...

Patoa Farms Supreme in North Canterbury

Agribusiness was the winner on the night at the glitzy North Canterbury Business Awards gala dinner and ceremony. Patoa Farms, an outdoor farrow-tofinish pig farming...

Family navigates 150 years in retailing

By NEIL CLARKSON Retailing has run through the veins of the Blackwell family for six generations. That story has now been chronicled in a book...

Dream result for young Swannanoa horse trainer

Hey Yo . . . Winner of almost $70,000 in stakemoney with trainer Jack Harrington at his Gold Star Racing stables in Swannanoa last...

Tuhaitara Coastal Park a star close to home

Gateway to a treasure . . . The start of the Tutaepatu Trail, encompassing the beautiful Tutaepatu Lagoon, near Woodend Beach on Woodend Beach...

Push is on for funds to buy commuter trains

By David Hill A commuter train from Rangiora to Christchurch could be closer to becoming a reality. Christchurch light rail advocate Tane Apanui has launched a...

Silvereye numbers fall

By Shelley Topp Silvereyes, one of New Zealand's most abundant birds, are in decline nationally, a new report shows. The report compiles data from Landcare Research's...
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