rural

Ploughman’s hard work honoured

A Palmerston farmer who has devoted more than 50 years to ploughing has become a patron of the national body. Noel Sheat was given the...

Encouraging rural men to speak out

Plenty of rural men are better at telling their dogs to "speak up" than they are at doing so themselves. Elle Perriam (21) is on...

Orchardist family scion delivers the goods

Initiative plus persistence is a winning formula for Kurow orchardist Ellen Watt. The 23-year-old won the Central Otago Young Fruitgrower of the Year competition in...

Tiny farm run on ethical principles

An Alma family is proud to have set up the district's smallest dairy farm. Bethan and Bryan Moore have a herd of just 13 Ayrshire...

Touring resilience expert to give free talk

A safety, wellness and resilience specialist touring rural New Zealand will also speak to secondary school pupils during his visit to Oamaru. Lance Burdett is...

Excitement builds as duck shooting nears

The 2019 duck shooting season is shaping up as a cracker. Duck numbers in the central South Island are the highest on record, Fish and...

Tribute for loyal rodeo supporter

The Waimate Rodeo Club honoured one of its most loyal supporters on Sunday. Colin Booth, who died in August last year, was acknowledged with a...

Fourth time lucky for Harvey?

Alan Harvey is hoping it will be fourth time lucky in the Young Farmer of the Year competition. The 27-year-old agricultural consultant has been a...

Good lambing at Fraser Farm

Spring has been a busy season at Waitaki Boys' High School's Fraser Farm. When former pupil and volunteer helper Justin Meikle scanned the sheep in...

Research earns accolades

Sheep and beef research is earning accolades for a local vet practice. The Veterinary Centre, which has premises in Oamaru, Waimate, Kurow, Omarama, Ranfurly, and...

No bull – sale for good cause

An Enfield family that knows the value of the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter Trust is selling a bull for it. Rose and Neil Sanderson farm...

Contest raises $45,000

The Waianakarua and Waiareka Valley Lions Clubs raised $45,000 with their third annual winter crop-growing competition. The funds are being given to the Otago Regional...

Agriculture pupils get taste of farming

Oamaru secondary school pupils are learning first hand from some of the district's top farmers. A combined year 13 agriculture class from Waitaki Girls' and...

Alpaca farm open to public for day

People with a penchant for alpacas are invited to a farm near Waimate tomorrow (Sunday 7th). The first Sunday in May each year is designated...

Ladies’ garden party to raise funds for Charlee

If you are looking for something to do while your significant other is off duck-shooting next weekend, Rockvale Gardens may be the place to...
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