Call for greater clarity

By ROBYN BRISTOW Councillors needed to be clear about what they were voting for when they considered the Hurunui District Council investing $500,000 in shares...

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...

Champion Suffolk ram was nearly scratched

By DAVID HILL Charles Miller-Brown admits he considered scratching his champion 3-year-old Suffolk ram from the New Zealand Agricultural Show. The Amberley farmer was surprised to...

Curious tale of Cheviot dwarf

By SHELLEY TOPP When Angela Clifford insisted on giving me four rare heritage tomato plants last spring, I asked her not to. Angela is chief executive...

Enhanced dog and stock control team

By ROBYN BRISTOW An enhanced dog and stock control service has started in the Hurunui District Council with Sean Quinn being employed to do the...

Farmers enjoy time off farm

A loss to the Hurricanes by the Crusaders only momentarily subdued the spirits of 100 North Canterbury farmers out to enjoy a night of...

Prices firm on first day at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES As temperatures rose, so did prices for the first day of the Hawarden Ewe Fair on Tuesday. Two tooths and capital stock were...

Amazing journey to Zimbabwe

By AMANDA BOWES Taking a blood sample from a lion was not something Jeanine Calder ever imagined she would do, but last week she was...

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...

Beginners luck for sheep dog Winn

By DAVID HILL Sheep dog Winn is a winner. Competing in his first sheep dog trial event at the Oxford A&P Show on Saturday, April 3,...
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