St James horse sale draws large crowd

By AMANDA BOWES An iconic kiwi station, a still summer's day, a huge crowd and a top price of $10,000 for an unbroken station horse,...

Guinea pigs strut their stuff

By SHELLEY TOPP The North Canterbury Guinea Pig Club's inaugural show at Woodend last weekend could lead to a nation-wide event. Fifty of the furry little...

Jenny Anderson bids adieu to Waipara Hills

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Hills and summer concerts are now synonymous. And this part of the business owes much to Jenny Anderson who grasped the opportunity...

Prices firm on first day at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES As temperatures rose, so did prices for the first day of the Hawarden Ewe Fair on Tuesday. Two tooths and capital stock were...

Ewes flock to annual Hawarden fair

By AMANDA BOWES The number of sheep on offer at the upcoming Hawarden Ewe Fair has surprised stock agents and has resulted in a two...

Building boom continues in Waimakariri

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri's building boom is continuing and its population is on track to top 70,000 over the next decade. Waimakariri District Council planning manager...

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...
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