Schools perform well in agrikids contest

By DAVID HILL A small North Canterbury school exceeded its expectations at last month's young farmers event. Waikari School, which has just 37 pupils, entered three...

Roddy gets a shear of the action

Blow by blow .. Roddy Kidd, aged 84, picked up a hand-piece for the first time in 25 years to shear a sheep at...

Marie a master at multi-tasking

Farming in the blood .. Show president Marie FitzPatrick has been successfully juggling a lot of commitments in the lead-up to the Oxford A&P...

Vet was a strong family man

Dr Gerald Stone Dr Gerald Alexander Lawson Stone, a stalwart of the Rangiora community and a valued and respected veterinarian, has died, aged 83. Dr Stone,...

Regulations called unworkable

By DAVID HILL Proposed new regulations are creating a headache for farmers trying to do the right thing by the environment, the Federated Farmers' high...

Meetings go online in Covid era

By DAVID HILL Federated Farmers is looking to the future as it remembers the past. After a challenging year, the North Canterbury provincial executive has decided...

Nod for water project

By DAVID HILL A decade-long battle for a huge water storage dam near Oxford has made it out of the courts. Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) has...

Northern A&P show falls victim to Covid-19

Starting young . . . Anna Gartery (left), aged 8, won the ribbon for pet lamb years 3 & 4 with 3-month-old Rolly at...

Ben digs deep for local wildlife

By David Hill A Hurunui farmer has been doing his bit to protect native fish on his property. Ben Ensor, who has farmed Willowgrove for 15...

An interesting turn of events

By ROBYN BRISTOW The poleman is on a mission. Don Scott, of North Canterbury, is keen to find out the age of his huge British-made...
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