Replica Lotus part of student life at Rangiora High School

By DAVID HILL Rangiora High School students' labour of love is up for sale. A McGregor Lotus 7 replica car, assembled by year 12 and 13...

Emma comes out swinging

As sharp as they get . . .Emma Shaw enjoys competing in wood chopping. PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD By Rachel Macdonald By day, and often by night,...

MPI moves to allay fears around Mycoplasma bovis

By David Hill Government officials have sought to allay the fears of North Canterbury farmers around Mycoplasma bovis. Nearly 200 farmers turned out at the Amberley...

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...

Ewes flock to annual Hawarden fair

By AMANDA BOWES The number of sheep on offer at the upcoming Hawarden Ewe Fair has surprised stock agents and has resulted in a two...

Action packed three days at 150th show

By DAVID HILL The Topp Twins are coming to Rangiora to help celebrate the 150th Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. The iconic New Zealand performers...

Champion Suffolk ram was nearly scratched

By DAVID HILL Charles Miller-Brown admits he considered scratching his champion 3-year-old Suffolk ram from the New Zealand Agricultural Show. The Amberley farmer was surprised to...

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...

Shareholders back irrigation plan

By ROBYN BRISTOW A piped irrigation scheme of up to 9000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River has been approved by Amuri...

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...
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