Adventures of a country vet

Hogan's hero . . . Retiring vet Noel McGirr with one of his mates, Hogan, at the family property near Amberley. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES   By...

Wild cats pose threat to New Zealand native wildlife

Feral . . . Wild cats, one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand's native wildlife, are on the increase in North Canterbury thanks...

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...

Waipara food grower the driving force behind Eat New Zealand

Garden bounty . . . Angela Clifford picking globe artichokes in her garden at The Food Farm in Broomfield, near Amberley.PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP By SHELLEY...

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...

Teagan eyes the future of farming

Scholarship awarded . . . Teagan Graham, of Rangiora, has received a Silver Fern Farms scholarship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL A passion for animals and...

Transport firm’s journey chronicled

Long history . . . Author Evan Frew, since retired form the company, with a copy of the book at the printworks. Photo: Supplied By...

St James horses go under hammer

Off to new lives .. Four of the horses offered for sale are run into the yards. PHOTO: GAVIN MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY   By ROBYN BRISTOW...

Online orders skyrocket under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Farmers' markets have closed, but business is booming for one popular stallholder. Sefton-based Grown's home delivery service has "gone through the roof" since...

Hail pelts Amberley plant farm

By Robyn Bristow Hail ripped nets and peppered plants at CJ's Plant Farm on the outskirts of Amberley on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many plants battered...
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