Shearing makes return

Competition shearing will return to the Oxford A&P Show on March 31. The competition, run under Shearing Sports New Zealand rules, did not feature at...

Rescue helicopter emergency fundraiser

By SHELLEY TOPP The first call for help came less than an hour after the 7.8 earthquake hit at 12.02am on November 14. Now the Westpac...

Regional approach welcomed by North Canterbury’s migrant community

By DAVID HILL Government plans to encourage migrant workers into the regions, away from Auckland, is good news for North Canterbury's migrant community. Rangiora-based migrants advocate...

Hurunui opts for water investment

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui District Council has decided to spend nearly $500,000 buying 1190 shares in the proposed Hurunui Water Project irrigation scheme after...

Des Moore hands over the reins at NC Riding for the...

By DAVID HILL Des Moore is stepping back after seven years at the helm of the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled (RDA). Mr Moore and his...

Irrigation scheme given funding boost

By Robyn Bristow Crown Irrigation Investments has brought some good news to the Hurunui district as many struggle to cope with the after shocks from...

Champion Suffolk ram was nearly scratched

By DAVID HILL Charles Miller-Brown admits he considered scratching his champion 3-year-old Suffolk ram from the New Zealand Agricultural Show. The Amberley farmer was surprised to...

Rare breeds a labour of love for lifestyler

By DAVID HILL Rare breeds are a labour of love for Fernside lifestyler Rachel Foster. Rachel has a small collection of rare birds and animals on...

SI Field Days sites open

Online applications are open to exhibit at the South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) being held at Kirwee next year. SIAFD will take place from...

Jenny Anderson bids adieu to Waipara Hills

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Hills and summer concerts are now synonymous. And this part of the business owes much to Jenny Anderson who grasped the opportunity...
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