Meetings go online in Covid era

By DAVID HILL Federated Farmers is looking to the future as it remembers the past. After a challenging year, the North Canterbury provincial executive has decided...

Nod for water project

By DAVID HILL A decade-long battle for a huge water storage dam near Oxford has made it out of the courts. Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) has...

Northern A&P show falls victim to Covid-19

Starting young . . . Anna Gartery (left), aged 8, won the ribbon for pet lamb years 3 & 4 with 3-month-old Rolly at...

Ben digs deep for local wildlife

By David Hill A Hurunui farmer has been doing his bit to protect native fish on his property. Ben Ensor, who has farmed Willowgrove for 15...

An interesting turn of events

By ROBYN BRISTOW The poleman is on a mission. Don Scott, of North Canterbury, is keen to find out the age of his huge British-made...

Honey offers a sweet career for siblings

By SHELLEY TOPP Growing up on an organic sheep and cropping farm in Mid Canterbury, James Malcolm had a fascination for the honey bees in...

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...

The lure of 20,000 jobs

Living the dream .. The Brothers Green co-founders Brad Lake, left, Michael Burnett and Brendon McIntosh are leading a green revolution. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID...

Boris back from wilderness

Big boy .. Mighty Boris, right, dwarfs the bulls at Island Hills Station. He is standing in front of a deer fence. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By...

Much still muddies issues around fresh water

Not feasible ... Having rules forcing farmers to install fences to exclude stock from all hill country waterways is impractical, cost prohibitive and environmentally...
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