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Central Rural Life
South Canterbury blade shearers Tony Dobbs and Phil Oldfield triumphed over their Australian rivals at the recent test in Bendigo.
Horses have been doing their bit to promote mental health and wellbeing in North Canterbury.
Being raised in the dairy industry may not be the usual path to becoming a cabinet minister in a Labour-led government, but Damien O'Connor would not have it any other way.
Spring is arriving slowly on New Zealand farms, the latest ``BNZ Rural Wrap'' says.
The Alliance Group is determined to keep focusing on its farmer-shareholders as it improves its performance.
The 50th annual Waimate Shears proved a huge drawcard for the town on October 13-14.
The second annual East Otago Field Days was ``a fantastic event'', organising committee chief executive Paul Mutch says.
``It's an excruciating time'' for the farmers whose cattle have to be culled because of Mycoplasma bovis, Sarah Barr says.
Intensive farming of housed livestock could pose difficulties for animal health, Ministry for Primary Industries technical liaison officer Victoria Barrell says.
Misinformation allegedly spread by stock agents is preventing South Canterbury farmers from selling their bulls, Bill Wright says.
Keen gardeners will get a chance to have a peek in to some of Omarama's finest gardens next month.
Fields of bright blooms stretch as far as the eye can see at Gordon and Cindy Coombes' Pleasant Valley property.
Canterbury's farming leaders say they will work with whichever government takes over in the coming weeks.
A North Otago sheep farm uses a mixture of the old-fashioned and new-fangled at lambing time.
Waimate's wily pests are about to be tempted with lethal treats.
More targeted funding is needed to support rural communities with mental health challenges.
A Lincoln University student already showing plenty of initiative has been awarded the 2017 North Otago Federated Farmers-ANZ rural tertiary scholarship.
The design trials are over; now the field trials have begun for a new irrigator ''wing'' aimed at providing stabilisation in times of high winds.
South Canterbury's rural sector is being credited as a major contributor to recent economic growth.