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Ancient grain nurtured in Mid Canty soils

By Toni Williams Methven grower Andrew Currie among the quinoa trial plants due for harvest in May. The quinoa, still two months from harvest, is starting...

Mavis takes lead role in WI

By Toni Williams For five decades Lowcliffe woman Mavis Wilkins has been a member of the Women's Institute (WI). It's given her life skills, an understanding...

Products sent to Tasman district to help fire displaced animals

Mid Canterbury animal lovers have teamed up with their North Canterbury colleagues to pitch in and help animals displaced by the Tasman district fires. A...

Methven Lions eye 4×4 challenge to fill coffers

By Mick Jensen Methven Lions are getting into 4x4 action. The club wants to plug a big shortfall in its revenue by getting involved with a...

Decades of service but Winchmore grazing, arable block to be sold off

After 72 years of contributing to local and regional research, AgResearch's grazing and arable research station at Winchmore, north of Ashburton, is to be...

Old stock paddock growing the grain

It was a paddock that had been worked for decades, and now it is paying dividends for Mid Canterbury machinery fans. A crop of winter...

By Toni Williams Farmer welfare is behind the push from a group of Mid Canterbury farmers dealing with Mycoplasma bovis (M.bovis) phased eradication, who have set up...

Rodeo ace Adam eyes local win

By Toni Williams Rakaia rodeo rider Adam Williams is looking for a win at the Methven Rodeo this weekend. The specialty bareback bronc rider is hitting...

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...
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