Caterpillar migration

Caterpillar collection heads south ... The great grandchildren of Tracey and Peggy Gough, the founders of the Gough Group, from left, Harriet Gough, Georgia...

Huge 130-year-old cedar is cut down to size

By ROBYN BRISTOW Sawdust flies as the butt end of a huge cedar is pushed through a Rimu break down saw at Harleston Road, near...

Helping hand for groups

A native walkway though waste land adjacent to the Waikari’s Village Green has been given a hand up. The Waikari Volunteer Fire Brigade has been...

Trial produces abundant grass in Nth Canty

North Canterbury sheep and beef farmer, Hamish Murray, got more grass than he bargained for this spring when trialling liquid nitrogen and gibberellic acid. Mr...

Fernside plastics factory attracts complaints

By SHELLEY TOPP A large number of complaints have been lodged with the Waimakariri District Council about the Advantage Plastics factory on rural land in...

Teagan eyes the future of farming

Scholarship awarded . . . Teagan Graham, of Rangiora, has received a Silver Fern Farms scholarship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL A passion for animals and...

Action packed three days at 150th show

By DAVID HILL The Topp Twins are coming to Rangiora to help celebrate the 150th Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. The iconic New Zealand performers...

Furrowed brows

Farmers were all concentration at the North Canterbury Ploughing Match Association's annual ploughing match at Alan Winter's Swannanoa farm on Sunday (20 May) . The association...

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...

Committee is broken – advocate

  By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui District Council has been challenged to withdraw from the Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee. Rural Advocacy Network (RAN) chairman Jamie McFadden questioned the...
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