Kurow farmers are getting browned off as they wait for irrigation water from the Waitaki Dam.
Southern Rural Life
This year marks 155 years since the Palmerston Waihemo A&P Society was established and secretary Maria Barta says the committee has worked hard to come up with novel and new classes and events...
Long-time Lawrence Rodeo Club committee member Kura Kenny was farewelled with a minute of silence at the club’s recent rodeo.
Forget gaming or other sedentary pastimes, young Ferndale lad George McFadzien has found a much more adrenaline-filled activity. Southern Rural Life talks to George about his foray into the rodeo...
The timing was ‘‘a bit of a bugger’’ for Lee Stream’s Rob Sutton at his stock clearing sale last week as the value of his capital ewe stock plummeted by about $70 a ewe.
Alvin Catto was looking to buy a loading ramp at Rob Sutton’s clearing sale last week and he also went home with 340 ewes.
When teenagers head off to boarding school, a new chapter opens for the loved ones they leave behind. Southern Rural Life reporter Alice Scott talks to a seasoned parent about the trials and...
Jared Rutten has had a successful run in the show ring in the past few years including at the recent Holstein Friesian youth camp at Stratford.
Sheep breeder Jim Berney has attended the Gore ram fair for 12 years-plus and enjoys seeing the quality of sheep and catching up with other breeders.
Texel and Romney stud breeder Paul Gardner, of Ashburton, was ‘‘pretty happy’’ with his results from last week’s ram fair at the Gore showgrounds.
As the hot Central Otago heat seared down, Johnny Duncan looked as cool as a cucumber as 282 rams were auctioned at the annual Craigneuk ram fair in Gimmerburn.
Nineteen stockhandlers from age 5 to 19 camped out at the Skedgwell family dairy farm near Tuatapere for a night earlier this month.
Sitting at her sewing machine, enjoying the rhythm of progress while the large window in front offers a stunning view of the Hakataramea Valley and the hills beyond ... this is Amanda Thwaites’...
A four-stand women’s shearing record of 2066 lambs in nine hours set last week has been lauded by one of the greatest of record-breakers as a great moment in shearing in New Zealand.
Each issue we touch base with a local mum and find out what it means to bring children up the ‘‘Southern way’’.
Demand was strong at the annual Longlands Station store lamb sale at Kyeburn in Maniototo last week.