In early 1957, fresh-faced Bryan Blanchard was only three months into his job in a Timaru farm machinery department when he was made parts manager.
Central Rural Life
Makikihi farmer Colin Hurst says he likes to be positive about things.
A recent find reveals that water challenges are not new in the Waimakariri district.
The environmental practices of New Zealand farmers compare favourably with their overseas counterparts.
A Christchurch company is hoping to obtain Ministry of Health approval soon to start cultivating cannabis for medical and scientific use and is urging farmers to get involved.
Waimate and Waitaki have followed Ashburton's lead in setting up an M. bovis advisory group.
Geraldine blade shearer Allan Oldfield didn't have long to savour his recent world championship victory but he can expect a big welcome home when he returns in two months' time.
Tina Mackintosh admits there were some late nights loading data after she and husband Duncan opted to embrace technology more than a decade ago.
South Otago farmer Hamish Bielski believes regenerative farming could provide the answers to being more sustainable.
''It's not the firearm doing the the job, it's the nut behind the trigger,'' South Canterbury Deerstalkers Association president Tim McCarthy says.
Truffles are in season and local growers are once again keen to show off their wares.
The central South Island missed out on major prizes at the Young Farmer of the Year grand final.
Geraldine High School pupils were thrilled with their achievements at the FMG Junior Young Farmers of the Year contest in Napier earlier this month.
Pleasant Point vegetable and berryfruit grower Tony Howey is scaling back.
Media reports suggesting Canterbury's water could be undrinkable in 100 years have been dismissed as ''scaremongering''.
Andrew Rodwell brings international leadership experience to his new job as chief executive of the North Otago Irrigation Company.
A lot of research and development has gone into the deer milking operation at Mt Somers, but now decisions need to be made about taking it to the next level, deer milking mob co-owner Mark Faulks...
South Canterbury businesspeople are showing strong interest in the Otago Field Days.
''You don't go to the Olympic Games and wear someone else's track shoes and you don't go to a Formula race in someone else's car.''
Jersey cows make up just less than 10% of the national dairy herd, but Steve Ireland believes that will soon change.