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...

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...

Sophie has a nose for truffles

Nose to the grindstone . . . Sophie is busy with her truffle-hunting endeavours. Photos: Amanda Bowes   By AMANDA BOWES Harvesting truffles is no trifling task,...

Impressive price for Charolais bull

Hemingford Charolais Stud in Culverden, North Canterbury, has sold the highest-priced Charolais bull sold in New Zealand in 16 years. Hemingford Maximus fetched $27,000 last...

Show tradition under threat

By DAVID HILL The future of a Kiwi agricultural tradition that dates back more than century is unclear as A&P associations weigh the risks of...

It began with Henny Penny

By DAVID HILL A childhood fascination with breeding bantams has led to a North Canterbury woman studying to become a vet. Georgina "Georgie" Martin, aged 22,...

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...

Naturally durable trees seen as timber of future

By SHELLEY TOPP The owner of Mount Grey Homestead farm in Ashley, which has more than 650 varieties of trees and shrubs planted over 100...

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,...

Logging into a dream

By AMANDA BOWES A log house is rising on river terraces above Lake Sumner Forest Park, fulfilling the long-held dream of Steve and Debbie Board. The...
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