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...

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...

Third lane in spotlight

By ROBYN BRISTOW A third southbound lane on the Waimakariri Bridge is being assessed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). The decision to look at a...

Farms targeted by thieves

Farm fuel stores are being picked off by thieves, spurred on by high prices at the pump. Vehicles and other valuable farm plant are...

Impressive price for Charolais bull

Hemingford Charolais Stud in Culverden, North Canterbury, has sold the highest-priced Charolais bull sold in New Zealand in 16 years. Hemingford Maximus fetched $27,000 last...

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...

Couple have A&P shows in their DNA

By AMANDA BOWES This year's Hawarden Show presidents, Ian and Carol Ford, are no strangers to the A&P show scene. The couple have shown their Hereford...

A temporary pub could be open soon

Temporary home . . . It is hoped pints will start to be pulled in a temporary pub iin Waiau by the end of...

Fisheries campaign condemned by water group

By ROBYN BRISTOW An advocacy group claims North Canterbury Fish & Game is deliberately inciting fear through a campaign that seeks to link a purported...

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...
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