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From waste to wonder – Rakaia’s blooming

Hard-working Rakaia locals have "turned $1 into $3" and cleared wrist-thick broom and gorse to create a garden that may win a national award. Under...

Second water infiltration site opened

A switch was flicked, then Rangitata River bubbled in a basin, then slid along a man-made creek bed in the dry South Hinds riverbed. It...

Small changes for some farmers

By Toni Williams Some Mid Canterbury farmers dealing with Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) need minimal changes to their farming operations but others are having to make...

Water champion Lowe honoured

Hinds farmer Peter Lowe has been honoured for his contribution to water management. He was presented with an Outstanding Contribution Award by the chair of...

Agri kids win challenge

AgriKids NZ Grand Final winners from Ashburton Intermediate School - the AIS Fencers - convincingly won a fun, agri-challenge mini event against some of...

The eyes have it, and one dog ahead by a nose

These dogs were not in the 62nd annual PGG Wrightson sheep and cattle dog sale, but they took a keen interest from the car...

Volunteers needed for farming families day

Volunteers are sought to help at the `Farming Families Day at the Races' being organised by rural advocate Craig Wiggins, Ashburton Trotting Club, the...

Live TV comes to Methven – with the cold

By Toni Williams Methven Primary School pupils and the community got a tasty breakfast treat last week televised to the nation with TVNZ's Breakfast crew. The...

‘You can’t do it on your own’ – advice from the front

By Toni Williams 'You can't go from mountain to the next mountain without going in the valley," says farmer and author Doug Avery. Mr Avery was...

Top ploughman shows his skill

John Cheynoweth, of North Otago, shows the quality of his ploughing at the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club event at Wakanui on Sunday. Mr...
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