Fernside plastics factory attracts complaints

By SHELLEY TOPP A large number of complaints have been lodged with the Waimakariri District Council about the Advantage Plastics factory on rural land in...

Tasman Tykes national runners up

By DAVID HILL North Loburn School has produced another quality performance to finish runner up in the AgriKids grand final. Competing in Feilding on Friday, July...

Help offered to local farmers

Farmers in the Waimakariri and Selwyn-Waihora zones are receiving help to prepare farm environment plans. Environment Canterbury has been trialling a pilot scheme in the...

Fundraising for a new pool at Waiau “all consuming”

  By ROBYN BRISTOW As Waiau residents began picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last November, more than 1100 kilometres...

Local constabulary extend a helping hand at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Ewe fair not only attracted buyers and vendors to the sale last Friday, but also the local constabulary. Three rural police...

Battered Highfield Woolshed to be saved

By Amanda Bowes It may be buckled, bent and shifted off its piles from a ruptured fault running under it, but the historic Highfield woolshed...

Sector works together to support farmers

By DAVID HILL Rural support organisations are combining forces to ensure no farmer is left behind, following the November 14 earthquake. Speaking at last Friday's meeting...

Virtual saleyards to the fore under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock. As stock agents explore new ways to hold sales during the Covid-19...

St James horse sale draws large crowd

By AMANDA BOWES An iconic kiwi station, a still summer's day, a huge crowd and a top price of $10,000 for an unbroken station horse,...

Farmers enjoy time off farm

A loss to the Hurricanes by the Crusaders only momentarily subdued the spirits of 100 North Canterbury farmers out to enjoy a night of...
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