Curious tale of Cheviot dwarf

By SHELLEY TOPP When Angela Clifford insisted on giving me four rare heritage tomato plants last spring, I asked her not to. Angela is chief executive...

Working together for the community

Pete and Philippa Somerville, this year's Cheviot A&P show presidents   By ROBYN BRISTOW This year's Cheviot A&P presidents are Pete and Philippa Somerville who have been...

Contest canned for the first time in 52 years

By DAVID HILL The 2020 FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest has become a casualty of the global coronavirus pandemic. New Zealand Young Farmers (NZYF)...

No river dam in scheme, says CEO

Water plan . . . A map reveals the proposed pipe networks, storage facility, and the area able to be irrigated under the Hurunui...

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...

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...

The girl with the golden Halo

By SHELLEY TOPP Eight-year-old Fernside girl Niamh Lappin is a champion, thanks to her unbeatable partnership with a beagle named Halo. Niamh has won the 12-years-and-under...

Anglers lured out for opening day

By Robyn Bristow Several thousand anglers headed to high country lakes and rivers last weekend to try their hand at luring a salmon, brown or...

Champion Suffolk ram was nearly scratched

By DAVID HILL Charles Miller-Brown admits he considered scratching his champion 3-year-old Suffolk ram from the New Zealand Agricultural Show. The Amberley farmer was surprised to...

Seeds sown for hemp industry

Earthworks . . . Site preparation gets under way near Culverden for a hemp processing plant. Photo: Supplied By Robyn Bristow A hemp processing facility should...
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