Vehicles hold their fascination

By AMANDA BOWES Cars, trucks, tractors, farm machinery - they hold a fascination that can't be genetically explained. Growing up in a family who viewed cars...

Oscar attracts adoring crowd

By SHELLEY TOPP A tiny blind owl attracted a big crowd at Emma's, an Oxford book and gift store last Sunday Oscar, a Little Owl, was...

Young student wins scholarship

By AMANDA BOWES Johanna Smith, from Culverden, is flying high after being awarded one of five inaugural ANZ Future Leaders scholarships. Having just completed her Agricultural...

Rescue helicopter emergency fundraiser

By SHELLEY TOPP The first call for help came less than an hour after the 7.8 earthquake hit at 12.02am on November 14. Now the Westpac...

Sector works together to support farmers

By DAVID HILL Rural support organisations are combining forces to ensure no farmer is left behind, following the November 14 earthquake. Speaking at last Friday's meeting...

Cheviot well placed for SH1 rebuild

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot could become the supply town for the rebuild of State Highway One to Kaikoura. Hurunui District Council chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie...

Irrigation scheme given funding boost

By Robyn Bristow Crown Irrigation Investments has brought some good news to the Hurunui district as many struggle to cope with the after shocks from...

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...

Nth Canty faces adversity again

  By ROBYN BRISTOW North Canterbury is hunkering down and facing its next battle. Just as it looked like three years of drought might finally be coming...

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...
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