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Farmers facing tough times, says new Fed leader

By Toni Williams Farmers are facing some of the toughest times in the industry since the 1980s, says new Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president...

Much-loved donkey dies

A brief death notice told of the death of a friend of Woodbury, the little settlement tucked near the hills behind Geraldine. It said: "Seamus...

65 years together, by George

By Toni Williams Ursula and George Crack donned wedding attire in front of family to celebrate the nuptials they made 65 years ago. The celebrant was...

Ploughing aces ready to turn the soil

The tractors and horses have arrived, the marquee is up and the best ploughmen and women in the country are getting their eye in...

Couple celebrate 65 years together

By Toni Williams The secret to a long happy marriage is being able to "give and take", says Lois Moodie, nee Hicks. Mrs Moodie, and husband...

Huge pond to enhances efficiency

Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation's (BCI) new multi-million dollar water storage facility was made on time and within budget. It will give BCI members access to...

Trust seeks water money

By John Keast A trust proposed to take over from Ashburton's Managed Aquifer Recharge Governance Group will seek funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to...

Big gear comes out for challenge

By John Keast The air shakes when the tractor starts. It is the effect of 520 horsepower. Peter Butterick is in the driver's seat. The Wakanui farmer is...

A rocky road, but solution sought

The stream bed is building up with rubble from a landslip - and when the stream rises, it can cut off residents on the...

Shear and share alike

Cancer Support Group, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ and Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ took home a share of $90,000, raised through the Shear for Life...
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