Board recommends public notification of a large quarry mooted for Eyrewell

By SHELLEY TOPP A group opposing the development of a large quarry on rural land near their Eyrewell homes was given a vote of support...

Temporary pub opens its doors

    Pouring pints . . . Co-owners Michelle Beri (left) and Lindsay Collins (centre) are pleased to be back behind the bar, in the temporary...

Seeds sown for hemp industry

Earthworks . . . Site preparation gets under way near Culverden for a hemp processing plant. Photo: Supplied By Robyn Bristow A hemp processing facility should...

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...

Cheviot well placed for SH1 rebuild

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot could become the supply town for the rebuild of State Highway One to Kaikoura. Hurunui District Council chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie...

Culverden farms benchmarked

The Lincoln University Dairy Farm’s (LUDF) latest season performance compares favourably to other high performing Canterbury farms. Once again the farm’s management presented its 2015/2016...

Positive signs ahead of annual ewe fair

By DAVID HILL Favourable weather conditions and strong meat prices mean there is plenty of optimism ahead of this month's Hawarden Ewe Fair. Stock agents are...

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...

Show tradition under threat

By DAVID HILL The future of a Kiwi agricultural tradition that dates back more than century is unclear as A&P associations weigh the risks of...

Water focus must remain

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri Zone Committee chairman Michael Blackwell has warned that the "environmental crisis" should not take a back seat to the Covid-19 recovery. Mr...
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