The hail which cut across Canterbury last month has left damage in its wake likely to have lasting effects for months to come.
Central Rural Life
Mid Canterbury arable farmer Randal Hanrahan has been elected to the Irrigation New Zealand board of directors.
A Scottish farmer and cattle judge would like to see New Zealand and Scotland work together to promote meat.
Two North Canterbury sheep farmers were pleased to enjoy some success at the New Zealand Agricultural Show last week.
Greenstreet dairy farmers Lee-Anne and Norm Stewart swapped their gumboots and overalls for a touch of glamour this month.
As farmers anxiously await the outcome of the Government's Essential Freshwater plan, Ashburton farmer David Clark has outlined the significant losses it could have on his arable farm operation.
Wakanui farmer John Hall bought a 1963 Massey Ferguson 788 model combine harvester about 30 years ago.
Dogs of every shape and size, miniature ponies, cats, lambs and guinea pigs put aside their differences and got together for Fairton School's annual pet day last week.
Crowds flocked to the New Zealand Agricultural Show at Canterbury Agricultural Park in Wigram, Christchurch, last week.
A snapshot of an ageing Highland bull was the catalyst that spurred rural photographer Amanda King to take a personal project and grow it into a successful company reaching international markets.
Bex Hayman's remote South Canterbury home inspired the jewellery and clothing enterprise that has earned her a major award.
The response from rural New Zealand to the Government's proposed freshwater policy is ''at a scale that's taken their breath away'', Todd Muller says.
''It's like using a sledgehammer to crack a walnut'' and it's not going to work, Federated Farmers general manager policy and advocacy Gavin Forrest says.