Record crop in drought

Canterbury’s drought has helped the region’s wheat growers produce a bumper crop. Foundation for Arable Research chairperson and farmer David Birkett is in line to...

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...

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...

Historic church repairs finally under way

‘‘Several hundred tonnes of church’’ was hauled on to red zone land this week. Kaiapoi’s St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church building was moved on to neighbouring...

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...

SI Field Days sites open

Online applications are open to exhibit at the South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) being held at Kirwee next year. SIAFD will take place from...

Neighbourhood gets bigger

Nicky Ewins’ neighbourhood has got bigger. Ms Ewins recently took on the role of international student director at Kaiapoi High School, having previously been employed...

Culverden farms benchmarked

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm’s (LUDF) latest season performance compares favourably to other high performing Canterbury farms. Once again the farm’s management presented its 2015/2016...

Farmers enjoy time off farm

A loss to the Hurricanes by the Crusaders only momentarily subdued the spirits of 100 North Canterbury farmers out to enjoy a night of...

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...
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