Historic church repairs finally under way

‘‘Several hundred tonnes of church’’ was hauled on to red zone land this week. Kaiapoi’s St Bartholomew’s Anglican Church building was moved on to neighbouring...

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...

Hail pelts Amberley plant farm

By Robyn Bristow Hail ripped nets and peppered plants at CJ's Plant Farm on the outskirts of Amberley on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many plants battered...

Glyphosate impact debated

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is to seek advice from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, as seeks to make sense of conflicting...

Winter grazing an important part of farming cycle

By Cameron Henderson, President North Canterbury Federated Farmers Photos of mud, animals and dirty water are popping up again in the seasonal media campaign against...

Couple have A&P shows in their DNA

By AMANDA BOWES This year's Hawarden Show presidents, Ian and Carol Ford, are no strangers to the A&P show scene. The couple have shown their Hereford...

Ewes flock to annual Hawarden fair

By AMANDA BOWES The number of sheep on offer at the upcoming Hawarden Ewe Fair has surprised stock agents and has resulted in a two...

Much loved 1934 Bugatti to stay in New Zealand

By GLORIA MICALLEF Bob Turnbull's much loved 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Roadster has found a permanent home in New Zealand. Its sale was managed by...

Buoyant mood as skies deliver

By ROBYN BRISTOW It was cloudy, cool, with occasional showers, but no-one cared. Organisers, competitors and visitors to the Cheviot Agricultural and Pastoral Show last Saturday...

New Chilean needle grass site identified at Waipara

By ROBYN BRISTOW Chilean needle grass (CNG) has been found on a property in Waipara, North Canterbury, taking the total number of infestations in the...
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