Paul and Fiona Scott established their Matatoki Hereford stud at the gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula in 2006.
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North Canterbury Rural Support Trust chairman Andy Munro is concerned for the well-being of farmers as they negotiate the ongoing effects of a dry season and the Covid-19 lockdown.
Virtual saleyards are becoming a useful tool for farmers selling stock.
Shearing remains an essential service, but restrictions are creating headaches for North Canterbury shearers as winter looms.
Keeping farm machinery running during the lockdown was, of course, an essential service.
Flour shortages around the country have had the dedicated crew at New Zealand BioGrains, in Ashburton, working flat out to help ease limited supply.
In uncertain times, North Canterbury’s dairy farmers are in a fortunate position, Karl Dean says.
The Lincoln University Dairy Farm is “limping” to the end of the season, after a promising start.
CharRees Vineyard owners Charlie and Esma Hill put a call out on social media for help to harvest during lockdown.
Adjusting to the lockdown has proved to be a challenge for students who have returned home to rural areas.
Engaging with local high school pupils has proved rewarding for one North Canterbury young farmer.
Federated Farmers North Canterbury’s annual meeting has been postponed until the spring.
The Stephenson family, of Fords Rd in Willowby, spent a day of their lockdown creating a giant female rabbit to lure in the Easter Bunny and put a smile on the faces of people driving past.
North Canterbury Rural Support Trust chairman Andy Munro is concerned for the wellbeing of farmers as they negotiate the ongoing effects of a dry season and the Covid-19 lockdown.
Wallabies have been marketed as a cute local attraction in Waimate, but farmers curse the day they crossed the Ditch.
Fonterra has praised the efforts of its workers during the Covid-19 Alert Level 3 lockdown.
More than 4000 wallabies were shot during the 30th annual wallaby hunting competition organised by the South Canterbury Recreational Sportsman’s Club.
Hamish McFarlane is a third-generation blackcurrant grower with a farm 10 minutes north of Temuka.
Bennett’s wallabies are up to 80cm tall and weigh 15kg to 25kg.
Arable farmers Brian and Rachel Leadley welcomed a house guest during lockdown, found new ways of functioning in their work bubble and the wedding of their eldest daughter, meant to take place in...