Dairy farm sales subdued, but prices are holding up

By RACHEL MACDONALD It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens' famous opening sentence in his famous novel, A Tale...

Amazing journey to Zimbabwe

By AMANDA BOWES Taking a blood sample from a lion was not something Jeanine Calder ever imagined she would do, but last week she was...

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...

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...

Conservation incentives proposed

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is considering offering landowners incentives to help protect biodiversity as part of its District Plan Review. Councillors last week...

Much still muddies issues around fresh water

Not feasible ... Having rules forcing farmers to install fences to exclude stock from all hill country waterways is impractical, cost prohibitive and environmentally...

Honey offers a sweet career for siblings

By SHELLEY TOPP Growing up on an organic sheep and cropping farm in Mid Canterbury, James Malcolm had a fascination for the honey bees in...

An interesting turn of events

By ROBYN BRISTOW The poleman is on a mission. Don Scott, of North Canterbury, is keen to find out the age of his huge British-made...
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