Bacteria found in Ashley River

Casting out . . . A fisherman tries his luck in the Ashley River. PHOTO: FISH & GAME. By RACHEL MACDONALD On top of this year's...

Amuri Net to deliver faster rural broadband to North Canterbury

North Canterbury rural internet provider Amuri Net will be delivering faster rural broadband to more rural Cantabrians following today's announcement of details of the...

Local constabulary extend a helping hand at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Ewe fair not only attracted buyers and vendors to the sale last Friday, but also the local constabulary. Three rural police...

Committee is broken – advocate

  By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui District Council has been challenged to withdraw from the Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee. Rural Advocacy Network (RAN) chairman Jamie McFadden questioned the...

Hail pelts Amberley plant farm

By Robyn Bristow Hail ripped nets and peppered plants at CJ's Plant Farm on the outskirts of Amberley on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many plants battered...

Online orders skyrocket under lockdown

By DAVID HILL Farmers' markets have closed, but business is booming for one popular stallholder. Sefton-based Grown's home delivery service has "gone through the roof" since...

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...

Des Moore hands over the reins at NC Riding for the...

By DAVID HILL Des Moore is stepping back after seven years at the helm of the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled (RDA). Mr Moore and his...

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...

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...
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