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...

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...

Pest study producing results

A trial of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies in forage brassica crops has shown positive signs. The first year of a three-year evaluation conducted by...

Celebrating Community

Editor Robyn Bristow joined in the celebration of the Amuri district's diverse farming industry, its people and its produce at the Amuri A&P Show,...

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...

Shearing makes return

Competition shearing will return to the Oxford A&P Show on March 31. The competition, run under Shearing Sports New Zealand rules, did not feature at...

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...

Day of celebration at Northern A & P show

By David Hill The Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Association's 150th anniversary show will be a celebration of the district's past. While the day's programme is...

Culverden farms benchmarked

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm’s (LUDF) latest season performance compares favourably to other high performing Canterbury farms. Once again the farm’s management presented its 2015/2016...

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...
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