Naturally durable trees seen as timber of future

By SHELLEY TOPP The owner of Mount Grey Homestead farm in Ashley, which has more than 650 varieties of trees and shrubs planted over 100...

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...

Tasman Tykes national runners up

By DAVID HILL North Loburn School has produced another quality performance to finish runner up in the AgriKids grand final. Competing in Feilding on Friday, July...

Water proposals a ‘long time coming

By SHELLEY TOPP Government's new water quality and environment proposals are long overdue, despite being criticised by some farmers, a prominent Waikari water activist says. "It...

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...

SPCA’s Cupcake Day sweet initiative for animals

By SHELLEY TOPP More than 46,000 abused, neglected, injured or abandoned animals end up in SPCA care nationwide, every year. Next Monday, August 14, the SPCA...

Shearing makes return

Competition shearing will return to the Oxford A&P Show on March 31. The competition, run under Shearing Sports New Zealand rules, did not feature at...

Furrowed brows

Farmers were all concentration at the North Canterbury Ploughing Match Association's annual ploughing match at Alan Winter's Swannanoa farm on Sunday (20 May) . The association...

Georgie eyes grand final

By DAVID HILL Mustering sheep is all in a day's work for North Canterbury's Georgie Lindsay. The 24-year-old, who became the first woman to win the...

Gary sees a future in eucalyptus

By DAVID HILL Gary Fleming's efforts to advocate for the value of eucalyptus trees has been recognised. The North Canterbury farmer was named Farm Forester of...
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