Timaru Courier

Entrepreneur turns afterbirth into food

Entrepreneur turns afterbirth into food

A Timaru woman's artworks are striking a ''cord'' with mothers. Jo Jackson works with placentas, or afterbirths, either processing them into capsules for mothers to eat, or making artworks.

Humble potato one to watch

Humble potato one to watch

The news is all good for potatoes.

Boilover: tomatoes pushed out of top spot

Boilover: tomatoes pushed out of top spot

New Zealanders have a new favourite.

Chance for young to explore rural option

Young people will get the chance to explore career opportunities in the rural sector next month.

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

Village Milk concept arrives in Timaru

When Village Milk chief executive Mark Houston moved from South Canterbury to Golden Bay in 2010, he was looking for a lifestyle change.

Herbert outdoes Henare

Herbert outdoes Henare

Te Awamutu woolhandler Keryn Herbert (34) beat the odds to win the New Zealand Woolhandler of the Year title at the Otago Shears.

Accolades for Hough in final season

Accolades for Hough in final season

The travelling road show dubbed the ''last stand'' is having a ball, with many youngsters coming forward to shake the hand of the master - master shearer John Hough, that is.

Wool-harvesting trainees compete

New Zealand shearing and woolhandling is in good hands, organisers of an inaugural national contest for apprentice wool harvesters say.

Sowing seed of excellence

New Zealand's world-beating seed-certification system is one of the reasons the country is producing most of the world's carrot and radish seeds.

68 years of ewe fairs recalled

With his hand firmly on his mustering stick, J. J. O'Carroll patiently waited for the start of his 68th consecutive Hawarden Ewe Fair last month.

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