Vehicles hold their fascination

By AMANDA BOWES Cars, trucks, tractors, farm machinery - they hold a fascination that can't be genetically explained. Growing up in a family who viewed cars...

Working together for the community

Pete and Philippa Somerville, this year's Cheviot A&P show presidents   By ROBYN BRISTOW This year's Cheviot A&P presidents are Pete and Philippa Somerville who have been...

Logging into a dream

By AMANDA BOWES A log house is rising on river terraces above Lake Sumner Forest Park, fulfilling the long-held dream of Steve and Debbie Board. The...

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...

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...

Building boom continues in Waimakariri

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri's building boom is continuing and its population is on track to top 70,000 over the next decade. Waimakariri District Council planning manager...

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...

Young student wins scholarship

By AMANDA BOWES Johanna Smith, from Culverden, is flying high after being awarded one of five inaugural ANZ Future Leaders scholarships. Having just completed her Agricultural...

Biography chronicles JJ’s rich and long life

By ROBYN BRISTOW Writing the biography of Hurunui stalwart John J. O'Carroll has been a pleasure and a privilege, says Rangiora author, Gerald Sandrey. In keeping...

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...
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