It is great to have a residency pathway for people working on our farms, but it’s ‘‘way too late, way too slow’’, Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president David Clark says.
Flood recovery works are ongoing in Mid Canterbury as farmers and landowners deal with the impact of district-wide flooding four months ago.
Grain farmer Anthony Hampton has timed the final sowing of wheat on his Lauriston farm to perfection.
Brothers Carter and Lucas Smith’s daffodil-inspired cupcake creation resulted in them being named the senior and junior winners, respectively, of Longbeach School’s Daffodil Day lockdown competition.
‘‘Lean on a gate and talk to a mate’’ is the call from rural health advocate Craig Wiggins.
A pet parade and tiny tots baby show are being organised as part of the annual Ashburton A&P Show this year.
Rakaia contactor and landowner Philip Brown is seeking a river consent to allow him to do his own river protection works.
Tertiary students Olivia Mackenzie and Kate Donald have been named recipients of Mid Canterbury provincial Rural Women New Zealand scholarships.
Husband and wife Vincent and Rebecca Koopmans, like their farming peers, have been putting in some long hours during Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown.
Marion Dent’s cheerful manner and willing contribution to Rural Women New Zealand over many years of service has been rewarded with a Rural Women NZ Provincial Life Membership.
Mt Somers farmer Peter Reveley has taken a step back from his role as Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust board chairman. Toni Williams reports.
Flood-affected farmers and flood recovery responders got food for the soul earlier this month from the Ashburton Rapid Relief Team.
Lowcliffe farmer and creative tinkerer Kevin Jackson has a knack of taking junk or upcycled items and creating impressive things.
Vintage wedding gowns had a moment to shine again recently when the Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes (WI) held a wedding dresses and gowns parade during their annual federation cup day.
Groundworks, weed growth and low fertile soils on lands left by flooding saw Mid Canterbury landowners turn out in force last week to hear about flood recovery needs at a workshop organised by Mid...
Dave and Rose Thomson have a little slice of paradise in Windermere, just south of Ashburton, where scores of early season lambs are enjoying the weather.
Dairy farmer Laurence Rooney will likely be left with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of flood-damage on his Winchmore farm and it's left a bad taste in his mouth.
Eight-week-old pup Olive experienced her first auction last week.
Nine-year-old Amelia Brockhurst will wear the blue linen wedding gown of her great-great-great-grandmother this week at the Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes’ (WI) annual Federation...
The picturesque view from David and Roz Grant’s kitchen, in Methven, looks towards snow-covered Mt Hutt.