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Time to turn the soil

There was no fuss when it was time to plough - a red flag came down and a green one was...

Dairy leader Jessie determined early on

By Sally Rae Jessie Chan-Dorman's determination was evident from an early age. At 16, she left home and funded herself through secondary school and university. Ms Chan-Dorman...

Synlait sets out formula

By Maureen Bishop Synlait Milk's plant at Dunsandel will be the world's largest site producing infant formula when further expansion is completed in three years. Speaking...

A world of difference

By Maureen Bishop Jeanette Tarbotton has just returned from the international conference of the Associated Country Women of the World. When Jeanette Tarbotton's husband suggested she...

Garden club closes but lives on in seat

By Maureen Bishop The Mayfield Garden Club may have disbanded but its name will live on through a gift to the Mayfield Domain. The club had...

Water pours in to aquifers

More than 600,000 cubic metres of alpine water has been added to Mid Canterbury aquifers since mid June through a managed project. The aquifers have...

Rural outlook, yet still close to town

This home would fulfil a dream for many people. It sits on 8.8 hectares of land but is just minutes from central Ashburton. Views from...

Rural women meet

Remaining relevant in today’s world and attracting new members were just some of the suggestions for the future of Rural Women New Zealand put...

Top prices at dog sale

Record average sales have been achieved at the 60th annual PGGWrightson sheep and cattle dog sale held in Tinwald. Half a dozen dogs sold for...

Silver Fern finalising extension to deadline

Silver Fern Farms is finalising an extension to the June 30 deadline for official approval to be granted for its joint venture with Chinese...
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