Prices firm on first day at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES As temperatures rose, so did prices for the first day of the Hawarden Ewe Fair on Tuesday. Two tooths and capital stock were...

Farms targeted by thieves

Farm fuel stores are being picked off by thieves, spurred on by high prices at the pump. Vehicles and other valuable farm plant are...

Glyphosate impact debated

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is to seek advice from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, as seeks to make sense of conflicting...

New Chilean needle grass site identified at Waipara

By ROBYN BRISTOW Chilean needle grass (CNG) has been found on a property in Waipara, North Canterbury, taking the total number of infestations in the...

A temporary pub could be open soon

Temporary home . . . It is hoped pints will start to be pulled in a temporary pub iin Waiau by the end of...

Tasman Tykes national runners up

By DAVID HILL North Loburn School has produced another quality performance to finish runner up in the AgriKids grand final. Competing in Feilding on Friday, July...

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...

Huge 130-year-old cedar is cut down to size

By ROBYN BRISTOW Sawdust flies as the butt end of a huge cedar is pushed through a Rimu break down saw at Harleston Road, near...

Araucanas lay it on the line with their coloured eggs

By DAVID HILL If you've read the Dr Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham, the eggs may well have been laid by araucana chickens. Jose Doo,...

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...
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