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Trish preserving the art of pickles

By Mick Jensen Trish McLaren is the district's queen of home made jams, chutneys and pickles and lives by the philosophy that food "needs to...

Rain greets men and dogs

' 'Did you bring this dirty stuff with you?" The inquiry was from a sodden dog triallist on the opening morning of the 99th Geraldine Collie...

Fencing: it was about keeping stock out, not in

By John Keast Fencing, it was said, was to keep a neighbour's stock out, not yours in. Mid Canterbury, particularly in the Lagmhor area, has some...

Tractor pull set up for Mayfield Show

By Mick Jensen Next month's Mayfield A & P Show is set to pull in the crowds with a brand new attraction - a tractor...

A place to relax, just under the hills

  There is little room to move here at Christmas. Or New Year. Visitors love the peace and quiet, the easy access to the Ashburton Gorge, a...

Nature Matters, with Mary Ralston

At this time of year many people go for walks and picnics in our reserves and national parks. Beech forests are lovely cool places...

Licensing scheme aims to end isolation

By Maureen Bishop In a bid to end social and geographical isolation of newcomers in Ashburton's rural communities, a driving licensing scheme has been developed. The...

BCI shareholders raise $25m for buy-out

Shareholders in the Barrhill Chertsey irrigation scheme are positive about its future - so positive they have raised more than $25 million to take...

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...
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