Northern A&P show falls victim to Covid-19

Starting young . . . Anna Gartery (left), aged 8, won the ribbon for pet lamb years 3 & 4 with 3-month-old Rolly at...

Ben digs deep for local wildlife

By David Hill A Hurunui farmer has been doing his bit to protect native fish on his property. Ben Ensor, who has farmed Willowgrove for 15...

An interesting turn of events

By ROBYN BRISTOW The poleman is on a mission. Don Scott, of North Canterbury, is keen to find out the age of his huge British-made...

Honey offers a sweet career for siblings

By SHELLEY TOPP Growing up on an organic sheep and cropping farm in Mid Canterbury, James Malcolm had a fascination for the honey bees in...

Conservation incentives proposed

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is considering offering landowners incentives to help protect biodiversity as part of its District Plan Review. Councillors last week...

The lure of 20,000 jobs

Living the dream .. The Brothers Green co-founders Brad Lake, left, Michael Burnett and Brendon McIntosh are leading a green revolution. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID...

Boris back from wilderness

Big boy .. Mighty Boris, right, dwarfs the bulls at Island Hills Station. He is standing in front of a deer fence. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By...

Much still muddies issues around fresh water

Not feasible ... Having rules forcing farmers to install fences to exclude stock from all hill country waterways is impractical, cost prohibitive and environmentally...

Water focus must remain

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri Zone Committee chairman Michael Blackwell has warned that the "environmental crisis" should not take a back seat to the Covid-19 recovery. Mr...

Virtual saleyards to the fore under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock. As stock agents explore new ways to hold sales during the Covid-19...
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