High hopes for Kaiapoi River infiltration trial

By David Hill An infiltration trial in Kaiapoi River's upper reaches has delivered promising early results. A three-year trial being carried out by Environment Canterbury (ECan)...

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...

Fire ban, but rain looms

By RACHEL MACDONALD A blanket fire ban has been imposed across North Canterbury as the high winds predicted to be riding the coat-tails of Cyclone...

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...

Guinea pigs strut their stuff

By SHELLEY TOPP The North Canterbury Guinea Pig Club's inaugural show at Woodend last weekend could lead to a nation-wide event. Fifty of the furry little...

Protein issues debated

By DAVID HILL Getting the right mix of proteins and reducing the carbon footprint is a complex issue. Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley raised what he saw...

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...

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...

Glyphosate impact debated

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is to seek advice from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, as seeks to make sense of conflicting...

Gary sees a future in eucalyptus

By DAVID HILL Gary Fleming's efforts to advocate for the value of eucalyptus trees has been recognised. The North Canterbury farmer was named Farm Forester of...
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