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...

Working together for the community

Pete and Philippa Somerville, this year's Cheviot A&P show presidents   By ROBYN BRISTOW This year's Cheviot A&P presidents are Pete and Philippa Somerville who have been...

Volunteer shortage bites

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Amuri St John Ambulance is in a perilous position. Once the rock of North Canterbury's ambulance ranks, it is struggling to crew...

Fire a blow to precious reserve

  Hot work . . . Firefighters check for hot spots after blaze in the Medbury reserve destroyed nearly a hectare of a historic kanuka...

Mounted riflemen cross Tasman for Anzac commemorations

  In memory . . . Hawarden lad, Fletcher Earl, is one of four representatives from the NZMRCT heading to Australia to take part in...

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...

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...

Vintage rally boosts Rangiora RSA building fund

Leading the way . . . Denny Dunlop behind the wheel of his 1950 Lanz Bulldog, in the Rangiora RSA carpark on Waitangi Day...

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...

Shareholder takes stand

The Silver Fern Farms’ shareholder roadshow rolls into Cheviot on Monday evening to outline why shareholders in SFF should vote against the proposed investment...
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