21 C
Franklin, Auckland
Monday 27th March 2017

Hannah aims higher

Her ‘old man’ may be an All Black but former Te Kauwhata Primary School student, Hannah Cameron, is committed to charting her own course...

Buckland trucker Tops Comp

Some contests are, unashamedly, ‘rigged’ and that was the case when the country’s ‘best big rig’ drivers converged on Tauranga late last year for...

You say city, I say country….we both say You say racing

We all know the grass can look greener on the other side of the fence especially when it comes to town versus country living....

Bloodstock business on-the-line

Thoroughbred racing has long been a sport on the move. However, by embracing modern technology, a new move in the big business of high...

Oete’s goats have own beautician

Years of working as a beauty therapist have proven to be sound training for Sadie Jooste’s new role in animal welfare. Although manicures are...

Caring for these beasts never a burden

In many parts of the world donkeys are beasts of burden, earning their keep carrying heavy loads. But here in Franklin their diminutive cousin,...

Puppy power not to be sniffed at

A new cross breed could make crossing borders difficult for those intent on breeching New Zealand’s biosecurity rules, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)...

Farmers – Fed up on rural crime

  Rather than Christmas bells, alarm bells are ringing throughout our rural communities following the release of disconcerting statistics about rural crime. According to a recent...

Growing lad talks hort’

While a co-worker may have opened the door to the Young Horticulturalist of the Year competition last year, it’s Andrew Hutchinson who’ll be stepping...

Bunny season at full hop

The very wet start to spring this year has even outdone that of last year and many blocks have been too wet to work...