She has kidney disease, battled shingles plus a hospital visit but still managed to come out on top at an equestrian competition.
Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker's duties took a turn for the unusual when he drove past a bleeding ewe in a paddock, pulled over, and helped deliver a lamb.
The Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes (WI) let their competitive spirit shine during the annual regional interprovincial indoor bowls play-offs recently in Ashburton.
Otago-Southland territory manager Bridget (Biddy) Huddleston, of Alexandra, is keen to see closer ties between the New Zealand Young Farmers clubs, and schools.
Anieka and Nick Templer like a bit of variety in their dairy herd, adding panda-eyed, triple-cross Montbeliarde, Normande, Fleckvieh and Aussie Reds to their mix.
''They're a pretty caring community,'' says Margaret Kelk, of her peers at Winchmore Rural Women New Zealand.
Invercargill shearer Nathan Stratford, was ''utterly shocked'' when his name was called out as the recipient of this year's Murray McSkimming Memorial trophy at the Merino shears competition in...
If re-elected to Environment Canterbury, present deputy chairman Peter Scott says he will have his eyes on the top job.
The prosperity of the Mid Canterbury district stems from the 67km-long Rangitata diversion race (RDR), which started from humble beginnings with workers using picks, shovels and wooden wheelbarrows...
Putting strong factual information before government and other officials in Wellington is crucial in dealing with the enormous challenges facing the farming sector, South Canterbury farmer Nicky Hyslop believes.
Artisan food producers from across Southland have joined forces in a bid to showcase the region's hidden flavours.
Southern Rural Life is running a series of columns about the various jobs available in the agriculture and horticulture sector. This week Yvonne O’Hara talks to biosecurity officer Rachel Batley.
Environment Southland is giving pupils an up-close and personal opportunity to experience the spectacular surroundings of Northern Southland.
Southern Rural Life asks Otago and Southland leaders in the various sectors about the challenges and rewards in their job. This week we talk to Blair Wells, training adviser for Primary ITO,...
Reverend Samuel Marsden did not know it, but when he planted the first grapevines in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, on September 25, 1819, he was indirectly introducing an industry that is now earning...
Southern Rural Life reporter Yvonne O’Hara talks to Greenfield couple Paula and Gareth Steel about their lamb rearing programme.