Battered Highfield Woolshed to be saved

By Amanda Bowes It may be buckled, bent and shifted off its piles from a ruptured fault running under it, but the historic Highfield woolshed...

Patience urged when sharing highways and byways

By Florence West, an experienced North Canterbury horsewoman and tutor. Sharing the roadways with other road users has become quite a challenge for horse riders. People...

The talk is about pork

By DAVID HILL Showing pigs is a serious business. Thomas Queen, of Omihi, north of Waipara, has joined the latest craze of entering pigs at...

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...

Fire ban, but rain looms

By RACHEL MACDONALD A blanket fire ban has been imposed across North Canterbury as the high winds predicted to be riding the coat-tails of Cyclone...

North Canterbury dry and bleached

  By AMANDA BOWES For the fourth year in a row, parts of North Canterbury have taken on a familiar bleached look as the big dry...

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...

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...

MPI moves to allay fears around Mycoplasma bovis

By David Hill Government officials have sought to allay the fears of North Canterbury farmers around Mycoplasma bovis. Nearly 200 farmers turned out at the Amberley...

Volunteer shortage bites

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Amuri St John Ambulance is in a perilous position. Once the rock of North Canterbury's ambulance ranks, it is struggling to crew...
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