Mid Canterbury ploughman Matt Ridge in action during the contemporary event at the national championships in Chertsey.
Central Rural Life
The Canterbury and North Otago rural sectors can look forward to cheaper fuel in the future as discount retailers expand around the South Island.
Ben Forrester is enjoying life as a shearer.
Tony Dobbs showed he is the best blade shearer in the country when he competed at the Mackenzie Highland A&P show in his home town of Fairlie at Easter.
Work is well under way on a North Otago phosphorus study.
An irrigation project making a big splash in the Waitaki Valley is on schedule.
Claire Ford is looking forward to supporting North Canterbury farmers.
Rain clouds threatened but never came to anything as a big crowd estimated at between 12,000 and 15,000 people converged on Fairlie for the 121st Mackenzie Highland A&P show on Easter Monday.
A small-scale dairy farm on the outskirts of Oamaru is about to start selling milk in bottles. Sally Brooker reports.
Community vehicle trusts are vitally important for keeping rural communities together, says Isabelle Bromham, Environment Canterbury's community transport adviser.
Pencarrow Farm is a unique property just minutes from an urban shopping centre. Not only is it picturesque but it is a highly productive and environmentally sound enterprise.
Harry Matthews is becoming a familiar face to Canterbury farmers.
Michael Woodward is about embark on a new journey of farm ownership.
When the debate started about a possible name change for the Crusaders rugby team after the Christchurch terror attacks lawyer Cheryl Simes was unimpressed.
Community Public Health wellness promoter, and former police officer, Pup Chamberlain spoke to Volunteers and Managers in Mid Canterbury earlier this month. Central Rural Life reporter Toni...
Two experienced South Canterbury fencers joined forces to contest the doubles competition in the South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee and proved winners.
Keeping farm machinery maintenance up to date is crucial for reducing fire risk.
Wet weather failed to stop a quake recovery field day earlier this month.
The newly formed Kanuka Mid Canterbury Regeneration Trust (trust pending) was formed as a group to co-ordinate protection and regeneration of the district's natural heritage.
There was something for most at the Ashburton Fanciers' Society autumn poultry auction in Ashburton this month.