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Rakaia mechanic is bareback champ

By Mick Jensen Rakaia's Adam Williams has been crowned the national open bareback rodeo champion. Williams finished top of the standings at the end of the...

Sunflowers bloom as niche crop

By Toni Williams Turley Farms Chertsey is among a growing number of farms turning to sunflowers as a rotation crop to use between plantings. Sunflowers are...

Impressive gardens earn society certificates

The Ashburton Horticultural Society have released the property addresses which have earned Certificates of Merit in their annual garden competition last month. The annual competition,...

Holdaways sharing ministry duties

By Mick Jensen A new journey has begun for Michael and Mary-Jo Holdaway, with the couple now sharing ministry duties in the Anglican parishes in...

Lachie identified as future leader

By Toni Williams Lachie Davidson has travelled to the other side of the world, been crowned a world champion egg thrower and has just embarked...

Pea crop harvested

The Maw family, in Mid Canterbury, has been farming at Barrhill for four generations, dating back to 1925. They rotate a broad range of crops...

Texel sheep breeders enjoying life

By Toni Williams Paul and Kay Gardner may have downsized their farm operation but its not diminished their appreciation for their Texel sheep operation. Their sheep...

New owner for Mt Somers tavern

By Mick Jensen There's been a change behind the bar at the Mt Somers Tavern, with publican Max Smith departing for retirement and Bryan Carter...

Supplies for bushfire victims

By Mick Jensen The Methven community is giving generously to support a campaign set up to help those affected by the Australian bushfires. A collection depot...

Parish opens for preschooler morning tea

Members of the co-operating parish at St Lukes Church in Hinds opened the church grounds to scores of preschoolers last week for their annual...
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