Kaiwera farmers Andrew and Heather Tripp have won the supreme
title in the Southland Ballance farm awards for the second
East Otago couple John and Heather Prebble have had a
long-standing interest in farm forestry.
When Grant McFadden drives through rural North Otago, he is
amazed at what irrigation has done for the district.
If North Otago's duck callers are any good, feathered fodder
will be waddling along to an Oamaru inn.
Brian Glassey doesn't really know how many birds he has on
his property just out of Ashburton, but he estimates the
number is about 400.
The much-vaunted new Otago Water Plan rules are about to take
The winners of the Canterbury/North Otago New Zealand
Dairy Industry Awards were announced on March 4. This week
David Hill talks to sharemilker/equity farmer award winners
Kevin and Sara O'Neill.
The Hunter Downs irrigation scheme is progressing to the next
stage, a pre-construction assessment.
When Bob Engelbrecht attended irrigation meetings years ago
in Ashburton, the late Ron Cocks would often end up at his
home afterwards to continue the discussion.
Introducing a code of practice for the burning of stubble may
be more effective than imposing regulations, Environment
Canterbury commissioner David Caygill told Ashburton District
The apple harvest is in full swing in South Canterbury.
Small communities are being applauded for the way their
members have stepped up to volunteer for St John.
While the door to the Australian market remains closed to
fresh produce for now, Canterbury potato growers are hopeful
it will not stay latched shut for long.
Canterbury's premier field days event has a new site.
Some of North Otago's finest dairy cattle have been
recognised in this year's North Otago A&P Association
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