It began with Henny Penny

By DAVID HILL A childhood fascination with breeding bantams has led to a North Canterbury woman studying to become a vet. Georgina "Georgie" Martin, aged 22,...

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)...

Courage needed in earthquake recovery

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Earthquake Recovery manager Paul Wylie has warned that due to financial pressures, a minimalistic approach to recovery could lead to a...

Government looks to get tough on rustlers

By SHELLEY TOPP Tough new measures to deter livestock thefts have been announced by Justice Minister Andrew Little. Rustlers now face a maximum of seven years...

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...

Help offered to local farmers

Farmers in the Waimakariri and Selwyn-Waihora zones are receiving help to prepare farm environment plans. Environment Canterbury has been trialling a pilot scheme in the...

Amazing journey to Zimbabwe

By AMANDA BOWES Taking a blood sample from a lion was not something Jeanine Calder ever imagined she would do, but last week she was...

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...

Hold on to your hats, it’s Oxford’s turn to showcase rural...

A blustery northwest wind greeted early visitors to the Oxford A&P Show, but eased mid-morning to provide mild and sunny conditions for the rest...

Anger over wetland mapping

Mapped . . . A wetland the McFaddens developed in one of their paddocks which attracted the attention of ECan's mapping. Photo: Supplied By...
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