No river dam in scheme, says CEO

Water plan . . . A map reveals the proposed pipe networks, storage facility, and the area able to be irrigated under the Hurunui...

Hoban happy with result

James Hoban has no regrets, after vowing out of the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest with a third placing at Timaru on...

Helping hand just a whistle away

  By ROBYN BRISTOW ``If you need a hand, give me a whistle''. This is the catch phrase of a new police initiative which will be launched...

Logging into a dream

By AMANDA BOWES A log house is rising on river terraces above Lake Sumner Forest Park, fulfilling the long-held dream of Steve and Debbie Board. The...

Neighbourhood gets bigger

Nicky Ewins’ neighbourhood has got bigger. Ms Ewins recently took on the role of international student director at Kaiapoi High School, having previously been employed...

It isn’t easy being green

By RACHEL MACDONALD The district is drowning under a sea of grass as a potentially record-breaking growing season continues apace. Anyone driving the Waimakariri's rural roads...

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...

Hawarden Tavern up for sale

By AMANDA BOWES Hawarden Tavern has been put up for sale by the Hawarden Licensing Trust (HLT) after running out of options to keep it...

Spring lambs bring renewed optimism

The new lambing season has brought some fresh optimism for North Canterbury farmers. The mild winter and recent rain has made for a comfortable lambing...

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...
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