Efforts to attract more women to compete in the FMG Young Farmer of the Year contest are paying off in the Tasman region.
The Kaikoura Trotting Club’s new Christchurch-based president has the pedigree and the horses to match.
North Canterbury shearer Dave Brooker is looking forward to testing his skills against the younger shearers competing in next month’s New Zealand Corriedale Shearing and Woolhandling Championships.
Noel McGirr says "all is looking good" for the 119th Amberley A&P Show at the Amberley Domain on Saturday, October 31.
Canterbury mayors and councillors have checked in on progress at the Christchurch Northern Corridor, with one mayor saying he was "really impressed" with the work.
Spring is in the air and North Canterbury agricultural contractors are looking forward to a busy season.
A University of Canterbury academic hopes an expanded forestry programme to support farmers will be just the beginning.
The Leeston Showgrounds is set to host the first qualifying round for the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Tasman region.
The Ellesmere A&P Association’s 150th celebrations have been cancelled, but the spirit of competition will be kept alive.
Planning is on track for the 70th anniversary South Island Agricultural Field Days (SIAFD) in March next year.
A "bold" new report aimed at reducing suicide highlights the plight of rural communities, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.
Rural leaders say more funding is needed to support mental wellbeing, before it reaches crisis point.