Immigration New Zealand is to work with Canterbury-based irrigation companies to get more specialist workers into the country to fix storm- damaged irrigators.
Employment issues in agricultural are the same the world over according to Prof Gregorio Billikopf, an international farm adviser specialising in labour management.
Mid Canterbury motorists will have no excuse for speeding past school buses stopped to pick up or set down pupils.
Work being carried out on the country's largest irrigation scheme is aimed at making it more efficient.
Danseys Pass lavender grower Jo Todd thought a few others might be interested in how a Bailey bridge is built - so she took some photos.
The Environment Commissioner wants the Government to make clear the status of land considered ''precious'' by New Zealanders but which has only a low level of protection from development.
Five Canterbury stallholders received recognition in the Taste Farmers Market New Zealand Awards recently.
SPCA Canterbury is raising the alarm after finding more cases than usual of animal neglect in the region.
Eucalyptus trees are set to provide long-term opportunities for New Zealand farmers.
Open stock water races flowing across the Canterbury Plains may be just a memory in the years ahead as the Ashburton District Council moves to provide water more efficiently.
North Canterbury grower Cam Booker never thought he would earn recognition for growing Brussels sprouts.
The Otago Regional Council is assuring the public it still considers Otago Fish and Game when handling resource consent applications.
Draft recommendations on water quality and quantity in the Hinds catchment are due to be produced by October.
The National Bee Keepers Association has declared August Bee Aware month. The work of bees as pollinators and producers of honey contributes about $5 billion to the New Zealand economy. In this issue, Courier Country reporter Ruth Grundy discusses challenges facing the sector with the president of the second of the two industry bodies, National Beekeepers Association's Ricki Leahy.
Contestants in this year's North Otago district young farmers' competition might need to glean a few tips from their great-grandparents if they want to gain the edge.
The best in New Zealand ram breeding were celebrated at an awards function in Invercargill, last week. More than 300 people attended Beef and Lamb New Zealand Sheep Industry Awards - the second of what will be an annual event.
A rural support network is urging those who are finding managing stock difficult to seek help early and for neighbours to raise the alarm if necessary.
Canterbury's unique braided rivers and birdlife are the subject of a three-day course next month.
The first offering for direct public investment into a dairy farm is out of the starting gate, having raised a minimum $2 million required, triggering the unconditional purchase of the Mid-Canterbury farm.
Noelle Fox is adjusting to a new role in a new country.