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...

Pest study producing results

A trial of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies in forage brassica crops has shown positive signs. The first year of a three-year evaluation conducted by...

The talk is about pork

By DAVID HILL Showing pigs is a serious business. Thomas Queen, of Omihi, north of Waipara, has joined the latest craze of entering pigs 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...

Handy Landys lend a hand

By DAVID HILL The Handy Landys are heading to Kaikoura. The keen group of Lincoln University students are heading to Kaikoura to lend a hand with...

Virtual saleyards to the fore under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock. As stock agents explore new ways to hold sales during the Covid-19...

Patience urged when sharing highways and byways

By Florence West, an experienced North Canterbury horsewoman and tutor. Sharing the roadways with other road users has become quite a challenge for horse riders. People...

Shareholder takes stand

The Silver Fern Farms’ shareholder roadshow rolls into Cheviot on Monday evening to outline why shareholders in SFF should vote against the proposed investment...

Conservation incentives proposed

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is considering offering landowners incentives to help protect biodiversity as part of its District Plan Review. Councillors last week...

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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