The talk is about pork

By DAVID HILL Showing pigs is a serious business. Thomas Queen, of Omihi, north of Waipara, has joined the latest craze of entering pigs at...

Champion Suffolk ram was nearly scratched

By DAVID HILL Charles Miller-Brown admits he considered scratching his champion 3-year-old Suffolk ram from the New Zealand Agricultural Show. The Amberley farmer was surprised to...

Farms targeted by thieves

Farm fuel stores are being picked off by thieves, spurred on by high prices at the pump. Vehicles and other valuable farm plant are...

The highs of working with Lowlines

Phil and Kay Worthington are humbled and surprised at being awarded a Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero medal. The Fernside farming couple, who own Woolstone...

High hopes for Kaiapoi River infiltration trial

By David Hill An infiltration trial in Kaiapoi River's upper reaches has delivered promising early results. A three-year trial being carried out by Environment Canterbury (ECan)...

Offer could save water scheme

By ROBYN BRISTOW The struggling Hurunui Water Project (HWP) may still survive, after an offer from a long-established neighbouring irrigation scheme. Amuri Irrigation (AIC), which irrigates...

Six appeal: Ewe breeds her own flock

Six of the best . . . Mum dotes on her sextuplets. The sixth lamb is partially obscured at left. Photo: Supplied By ROBYN BRISTOW A...

Celebrated pipe band set to mark 90 years

By SHELLEY TOPP McAlpines North Canterbury Pipe Band will celebrate 90 years of bagpipe playing this October. To mark the occasion, an open day will...

Volunteer shortage bites

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Amuri St John Ambulance is in a perilous position. Once the rock of North Canterbury's ambulance ranks, it is struggling to crew...

If the shoe fits, weld it

Well used .. Hamish Hartnell's raw materials come from Alpine Horse Safaris' trekking operation.shoes are being transformed into garden features in a shed in...
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