Oscar attracts adoring crowd

By SHELLEY TOPP A tiny blind owl attracted a big crowd at Emma's, an Oxford book and gift store last Sunday Oscar, a Little Owl, was...

Craft beer to enjoy a truffle twist

A leader in her field ... The head of the truffle-hunting team, 5-year-old labrador-pointer cross Freddy, looks pleased with her efforts. PHOTO: SUPPLIEDĀ  By ROBYN...

Garden tour to raise funds for NCRDA

By SHELLEY TOPP A garden tour will be held next month to raise money for the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled (NCRDA). It is being...

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...

Wild cats pose threat to New Zealand native wildlife

Feral . . . Wild cats, one of the biggest dangers to New Zealand's native wildlife, are on the increase in North Canterbury thanks...

Furrowed brows

Farmers were all concentration at the North Canterbury Ploughing Match Association's annual ploughing match at Alan Winter's Swannanoa farm on Sunday (20 May) . The association...

Teagan eyes the future of farming

Scholarship awarded . . . Teagan Graham, of Rangiora, has received a Silver Fern Farms scholarship. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL A passion for animals and...

Irrigation proposal founders

By ROBYN BRISTOW Plans to irrigate up to 9000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River are in tatters. A lack of farmer interest...

It isn’t easy being green

By RACHEL MACDONALD The district is drowning under a sea of grass as a potentially record-breaking growing season continues apace. Anyone driving the Waimakariri's rural roads...

Araucanas lay it on the line with their coloured eggs

By DAVID HILL If you've read the Dr Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham, the eggs may well have been laid by araucana chickens. Jose Doo,...
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