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Apple growers reflect on season

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
South Canterbury Honeycrisp apples to be exported to the US market. Photo: Supplied South Canterbury's two big apple growers have experienced mixed seasons.
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New blood on Federated Farmers' provincial board

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Federated Farmers North Canterbury meat and wool chairman Daniel Maxwell gets proceedings under way at the provincial annual meeting at the Waimakariri Gorge Golf Club on Friday, April 5. Photo: David Hill There are some new faces on the Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial executive board.
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'One billion trees' scheme under scrutiny

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Anna Gordon The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) plans to review the ''One Billion Trees'' programme to ensure it meets the needs of communities across New Zealand.
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FF representative out and about

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Harry Matthews Harry Matthews is becoming a familiar face to Canterbury farmers.
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North Canterbury dairy chairman going to Waikato

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Michael Woodward Michael Woodward is about embark on a new journey of farm ownership.
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'Musterers' suggested

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
When the debate started about a possible name change for the Crusaders rugby team after the Christchurch terror attacks lawyer Cheryl Simes was unimpressed.
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Close-up look at storage pond

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
The team at Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation (BCI) opened the gates to members of the public for a tour of their new multimillion-dollar Akarana Pond this month.
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Workshop addresses mental health

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Volunteers need to put their own oxygen mask on first before they can help others says Mid Canterbury health promoter, and former policeman, Pup Chamberlain. Photos: Toni Williams 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 Williams went along to find out about his wellness message.
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Fencers join forces to win championship

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 04:30
Tony Brady (left) and Steve Williamson on their way to winning at Kirwee. Photo: Supplied Two experienced South Canterbury fencers joined forces to contest the doubles competition in the South Island Agricultural Field Days at Kirwee and proved winners.
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Sweet treats during wartime Aussie crisps

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
Anzac Day gives us a great excuse to bake a  New Zealand favourite, the Anzac biscuit. Rebecca Fox takes a look back at what baking was like during wartime.
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Selection worth the wait

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
I'm often approached by people celebrating a significant event - a wedding, a birth, the founding of a new business - wishing to buy wines from that same year to open in the future.
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Odelay Cafe’s fig and prune loaf

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Paul Taylor Ask a Chef reveals the secrets of those superb dishes you ate in cafes and restaurants and wanted to try yourself.
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Vegan pumpkin and spice cupcakes

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
Photo: Simon Lambert Pumpkins are adorning my kitchen once again and I simply love them.
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A basket full of goodness

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
A Basket by the Door, by Sophie Hansen, Murdoch Books, RRP $45. Being on the giving and receiving end of care packages over the years made Sophie Hansen realise how the generosity of others can make a difference in the best and worst of times.
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People: Christian youth camp

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
At the Christian youth camp, Taieri A&P Showgrounds,  Monday, April 22
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People: Arrowtown Rugby Club 30th jubilee

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
At the Arrowtown v Wakatipu, Arrowtown Rugby Club 30th jubilee, Jack Reid Park, Arrowtown, Saturday, April 20
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People: Riverton Easter Carnival

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
At the Riverton Easter Carnival, Riverton racecourse, Saturday, April 20
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People: Wheels at Wanaka transport show

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
At the Wheels at Wanaka transport show, Sunday, April 21
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People: New Zealand junior rock’n’roll championships

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 03:30
At the New Zealand junior rock’n’roll championships, Invercargill, Stadium Southland, April 19-21
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Sri Lanka bombs 'revenge' for Christchurch mosque attacks

Tue, 04/23/2019 - 21:23
2019-04-23t082432z_490745761_rc1f2e1790c0_rtrmadp_3_sri-lanka-blasts.jpg A security guard observes three minutes of silence as a tribute to victims outside St Anthony's one of the churches attacked in Colombo on Easter Sunday. Photo: Reuters Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for the recent terror attack on two mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official says.
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