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...

Show tradition under threat

By DAVID HILL The future of a Kiwi agricultural tradition that dates back more than century is unclear as A&P associations weigh the risks of...

Handy Landys lend a hand

By DAVID HILL The Handy Landys are heading to Kaikoura. The keen group of Lincoln University students are heading to Kaikoura to lend a hand with...

Virtual saleyards to the fore under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock. As stock agents explore new ways to hold sales during the Covid-19...

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...

Shareholder takes stand

The Silver Fern Farms’ shareholder roadshow rolls into Cheviot on Monday evening to outline why shareholders in SFF should vote against the proposed investment...

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...

Water focus must remain

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri Zone Committee chairman Michael Blackwell has warned that the "environmental crisis" should not take a back seat to the Covid-19 recovery. Mr...

Buoyant mood as skies deliver

By ROBYN BRISTOW It was cloudy, cool, with occasional showers, but no-one cared. Organisers, competitors and visitors to the Cheviot Agricultural and Pastoral Show last Saturday...

Help offered to local farmers

Farmers in the Waimakariri and Selwyn-Waihora zones are receiving help to prepare farm environment plans. Environment Canterbury has been trialling a pilot scheme in the...
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