Curious tale of Cheviot dwarf

By SHELLEY TOPP When Angela Clifford insisted on giving me four rare heritage tomato plants last spring, I asked her not to. Angela is chief executive...

Rock’n’Wheels showtime at Amberley Domain

Rock'n'Wheels . . . Part of last year's line up at the Amberley Domain. File photo By ROBYN BRISTOW ``If it's wheels and you love it,...

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...

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...

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...

Committee is broken – advocate

  By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui District Council has been challenged to withdraw from the Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee. Rural Advocacy Network (RAN) chairman Jamie McFadden questioned the...

Courage needed in earthquake recovery

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Earthquake Recovery manager Paul Wylie has warned that due to financial pressures, a minimalistic approach to recovery could lead to a...

Amuri Net to deliver faster rural broadband to North Canterbury

North Canterbury rural internet provider Amuri Net will be delivering faster rural broadband to more rural Cantabrians following today's announcement of details of the...

Local constabulary extend a helping hand at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Ewe fair not only attracted buyers and vendors to the sale last Friday, but also the local constabulary. Three rural police...

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...
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