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.
Fundraising and staying connected with their rural community has helped Foothills Young Farmers to be named Best Young Farmers Club in the country.
Greenstreet residents, between the north and south branches of the Ashburton River, are feeling exposed and vulnerable to another flooding event.
Any rural and urban divide was well and truly closed last week when more than 1000 people rallied in downtown Ashburton as part of the nationwide Howl of a Protest.
"Farmers need to stick together, work together and help each other along," dairy farmer Willy Leferink says.
A lot of volunteer help has been given to farmers and landowners with flood damage, but there is still much to be done, Environment Canterbury councillor Ian Mackenzie says.
Winchmore dairy farmer Henry Rooney can see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
Food supplies sent with love have been given by members of Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes (WI) to Rural Support Trust for distribution among the district’s flood-affected families.
Businesses, organisations, groups and individuals have stepped up to help rural community members affected by the damaging flooding.
While a contingent of members from Mid Canterbury Federation of Women’s Institutes (FWI) took part in the 100th annual meeting last week of the organisation at Te Papa in Wellington and enjoyed a...
Environment Canterbury has temporary measures in place to divert water flowing out of the Ashburton riverbed in the upper reaches of the catchment and off private land.
Octogenarian Colin Cross took to the field recently in the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club ploughing match at Rob Butterick’s Farm, at Wakanui.
Lucy Gilbert has a bounce in her step and a shine in her eyes.
Angus stud breeders Donald and Leigh Whyte and Ryan and Sarah Hussey, of Mt Possession Angus, have sold a rising 2-year-old bull for an impressive $88,000.
Mark Copland, sporting a new right hip and an extra one inch in height, let his 3-year-old dog Don do all the running during the recent national sheep dog trial championships in Southland.
Dairy farmer Jason Herrick showed his support for rural mental health when he spoke about his 2018 turmoil battling anxiety on farm in Southland, at a recent rural services support day in Ashburton.
Fix the roads, then put the rivers back "where they belong", is the call from Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers provincial president David Clark.
Rivers across paddocks, water-logged soil and winter feed losses are facing some Mid Canterbury farmers affected by the extreme rainfall which has hit the district.