Emma comes out swinging

As sharp as they get . . .Emma Shaw enjoys competing in wood chopping. PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD By Rachel Macdonald By day, and often by night,...

Biography chronicles JJ’s rich and long life

By ROBYN BRISTOW Writing the biography of Hurunui stalwart John J. O'Carroll has been a pleasure and a privilege, says Rangiora author, Gerald Sandrey. In keeping...

Dairy farm sales subdued, but prices are holding up

By RACHEL MACDONALD It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens' famous opening sentence in his famous novel, A Tale...

Shareholders back irrigation plan

By ROBYN BRISTOW A piped irrigation scheme of up to 9000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River has been approved by Amuri...

Horticulture potential excites outgoing water chairman

By ROBYN BRISTOW A move by Ngai Tahu into horticulture on its property at Balmoral, in the Amuri Basin, has exciting potential for the Hurunui...

Fire ban, but rain looms

By RACHEL MACDONALD A blanket fire ban has been imposed across North Canterbury as the high winds predicted to be riding the coat-tails of Cyclone...

Bidders keen as ewes hit sale ring

Otago offering . . . Hazlett auctioneer Ed Marfell takes bids on 120 romney-merino ewes from Bendigo Station. By DAVID HILL Sheep numbers were down, but...

Bacteria found in Ashley River

Casting out . . . A fisherman tries his luck in the Ashley River. PHOTO: FISH & GAME. By RACHEL MACDONALD On top of this year's...

St James horses go under hammer

Off to new lives .. Four of the horses offered for sale are run into the yards. PHOTO: GAVIN MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY   By ROBYN BRISTOW...

Government looks to get tough on rustlers

By SHELLEY TOPP Tough new measures to deter livestock thefts have been announced by Justice Minister Andrew Little. Rustlers now face a maximum of seven years...
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