Four Lincoln University clubmates are set to tackle the FMG Young Farmer of the Year Tasman regional final this month.
Central Rural Life
One busy Canterbury dog trialling enthusiast is reaping the rewards of her continuous hard work for a sport she cares about deeply.
South Canterbury world champion blade shearer Allan Oldfield is training strategically in an attempt to retain his title at the next shearing and woolhandling world championships in Scotland in 2022.
Murray Ford (92) learned to use a horse plough, pulled by three or four horses, on his parents’ farm at Brookside in 1945. He left school in 1944, found the plough and was keen to use it.
The Mayfield Collie Club is celebrating 100 years of dog trialling this month with a centennial event at the Hakatere grounds, on Potts Rd, in the foothills of Mid Canterbury.
The Waitaki Dog Trial Club held its trials at Hakataramea on February 28 and 29, straddling Collie Hills’ flat land and Glen Cary’s hills. The merino sheep proved somewhat stubborn,...
Ashburton College year 11 pupils have had a final dose of hands-on animal handling at Higham Farm, near Chertsey.
Two long-time patrons of the Temuka & Geraldine A&P show are calling for youth to ensure the future of their show.
An alarming number of Canterbury people have died in farming accidents over the past year, new WorkSafe data shows.
The hills were alive with the sounds of barks and whistles at the Hilton-Gapes Valley dog trials in South Canterbury last week, as the dog trial season kicked off.
Canterbury farmers interested in restoring native forest on their farms are being encouraged to seek free advice.
A new New Zealand study shows farmers aged in their 60s and over 70 die in the highest numbers in farm work accidents.
The hills were alive with the sounds of barks and whistles at the Hilton-Gapes Valley dog trials in South Canterbury last week, as the dog trial season kicked off around the country.
It may have taken three years but investments do pay off, Blueberry Haven owners Robyn McDonald and Mike Coombes say.
Lachie Davidson has travelled to the other side of the world, been crowned a world champion egg thrower and has just embarked on a career with an internationally recognised company which prides...