Councillors waver over shares

Coping with the dry .. The Hurunui Water Project will store water for shareholders to use during dry periods on their properties. This image...

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...

Art in the expansive Flaxmere Garden

Stainless steel pigs . . . An exhibit by Sarah Clarke at last year's Art in a Garden. Photo: Amanda Bowes By AMANDA BOWES The South...

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...

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: SUPPLIED  By ROBYN...

`Easy care’ sheep to go on sale

By DAVID HILL "Shedding sheep" will be the focus of a sale at the Hawarden Saleyards next week. Hazlett Livestock will host its first annual "shedding...

Enhanced dog and stock control team

By ROBYN BRISTOW An enhanced dog and stock control service has started in the Hurunui District Council with Sean Quinn being employed to do the...

Helping hand for groups

A native walkway though waste land adjacent to the Waikari’s Village Green has been given a hand up. The Waikari Volunteer Fire Brigade has been...

Much still muddies issues around fresh water

Not feasible ... Having rules forcing farmers to install fences to exclude stock from all hill country waterways is impractical, cost prohibitive and environmentally...

Historic church repairs finally under way

‘‘Several hundred tonnes of church’’ was hauled on to red zone land this week. Kaiapoi’s St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church building was moved on to neighbouring...
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