Offer could save water scheme

By ROBYN BRISTOW The struggling Hurunui Water Project (HWP) may still survive, after an offer from a long-established neighbouring irrigation scheme. Amuri Irrigation (AIC), which irrigates...

Six appeal: Ewe breeds her own flock

Six of the best . . . Mum dotes on her sextuplets. The sixth lamb is partially obscured at left. Photo: Supplied By ROBYN BRISTOW A...

Celebrated pipe band set to mark 90 years

By SHELLEY TOPP McAlpines North Canterbury Pipe Band will celebrate 90 years of bagpipe playing this October. To mark the occasion, an open day will...

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...

If the shoe fits, weld it

Well used .. Hamish Hartnell's raw materials come from Alpine Horse Safaris' trekking operation.shoes are being transformed into garden features in a shed in...

Craft beer to enjoy a truffle twist

A leader in her field ... The head of the truffle-hunting team, 5-year-old labrador-pointer cross Freddy, looks pleased with her efforts. PHOTO: SUPPLIEDĀ  By ROBYN...

Sophie has a nose for truffles

Nose to the grindstone . . . Sophie is busy with her truffle-hunting endeavours. Photos: Amanda Bowes   By AMANDA BOWES Harvesting truffles is no trifling task,...

Impressive price for Charolais bull

Hemingford Charolais Stud in Culverden, North Canterbury, has sold the highest-priced Charolais bull sold in New Zealand in 16 years. Hemingford Maximus fetched $27,000 last...

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...

It began with Henny Penny

By DAVID HILL A childhood fascination with breeding bantams has led to a North Canterbury woman studying to become a vet. Georgina "Georgie" Martin, aged 22,...
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