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Dorie School approaching record roll

Later this year Dorie School will reach its highest roll in its 132-year history. Nine more students expected over the next few months will bring...

Museum’s warm welcome

Visitors can expect a warmer welcome when they visit the Staveley Museum this winter after an upgrade to the heating system. The museum, overseen by...

Matilda models real-life birth

Agri Training is offering its state-of-the-art training cow Matilda to people in the dairy industry looking to train staff ahead of the calving season. Made...

Money in the bank for pool upgrade

Carew Peel Forest School has money in the bank for an upgrade and refurbishment of its swimming pool, a pool built by the community...

First post-covid plough test

Seventeen ploughmen will make tracks this weekend competing in the Methven Ploughing Match. Weather permitting, it will be run at 722 Mt Hutt Station Road...

A top walk with unbeatable views

Canterbury has plenty of hiking tracks and scenic walks, but some of the best scenery around can be found on the Peak Hill route...

Garden put to bed

By Mick Jensen Winter is fast approaching and gardener Leanne Smith is flat out pruning, tidying and bedding down Trott's Garden. She's been back on deck...

Online meat sales take off

By Mick Jensen Trading might have looked uncertain when lockdown restrictions started, but Netherby Meats is now going great guns and an online sales platform...

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...
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