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Charlee having her own stock sale

It is hoped a stock sale next month will raise desperately needed funds so a North Otago girl can undergo life-changing surgery in the...

Drought over, farmers happy

Soil moisture levels in North Otago are on the rise, so much so that there is now a surplus, according to the National Institute...

From Waitaki to the world

Attending the Global Farmer Network Roundtable in Iowa as New Zealand’s sole representative was ‘‘a really amazing experience’’, Jane Smith says. The Five Forks...

App makes H&S law easy

A health and safety app built by farmers for farmers is now available. OnSide has launched New Zealand’s first completely online health and safety application...

Irrigators urged to take care

Deciding when to irrigate should not be based on what the neighbour's doing, Tony Davoren says. The founder and managing director of HydroServices Ltd spoke...

Lucerne ideal for dryland farms

Lucerne is back in fashion. The crop's ability to produce high-quality feed in drought-prone areas is making it a popular choice for dryland east coast...

Winter racing at its finest

An exciting day of racing is on the cards at the Oamaru Racecourse on Sunday. Eight races are confirmed for the Oamaru Jockey Club's annual...

No secret to 21-year service

Oamaru's Central Medical is getting ready to blow out a lot of candles. The Eden St practice celebrates its 21st birthday this month, after it...

Pair recognised for service

A North Otago husband and wife have been recognised for their services to the Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders' Association of New Zealand.Reg Partridge...

Winter irrigation checks essential

This is the time of year to check irrigation equipment, well before you need it. In the winter 2016 edition of IrrigationNZ News, FMG representative...

View schemes can help with farm practices

Irrigation schemes are well-placed to facilitate improved farming practices, Judith Neilson says. Speaking at the Irrigation New Zealand conference in Oamaru, the Morven Glenavy Ikawai...

Kakanui life revealed

Creepy-crawlies from the Kakanui River created a weekend of work for more than 60 people at the University of Otago. Department of Zoology staff and...

`There’s no good news’

North Otago Federated Farmers president Richard Strowger says this has been one of his most difficult years as a farm consultant. Farmers seeking his services...

Rain needed as crop sowing start

Moisture would be welcome for North Otago and South Canterbury arable farmers, Peter Mitchell says. The Foundation for Arable Research representative for the two regions...

Last Omarama dog trials on station grounds

A century-old tradition is winding up in Omarama. The 101st annual Omarama Collie Dog Club trials on March 9 and 10 will be the last...
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