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Learnings from 30 years of Adverse Events in Farming with Andy Fox

Learnings from 30 years of Adverse Events in Farming with Andy Fox

In our June/July 2020 issue we talked to North Canterbury farmer and Hurunui Adverse Events Committee member, Andy Fox of Foxdown Farm. His passion for farming and community has seen him play a critical part in developing positive strategies when the district falls on hard times. Here he shares his top learnings, many of which can be applied to all work and personal situations.

In the Business of Farming Beauty – Banks Track Akaroa

In the Business of Farming Beauty – Banks Track Akaroa

The Banks Track in Akaroa describes itself as a feast for the senses, a feed for the soul and a feat for the spirit. But the heart is the story of how the landowners have tirelessly dedicated themselves to regenerating the land ravaged for its resources, back to its natural state.

Canterbury farming leading by example

Canterbury farming leading by example

After a candid interview with Christchurch-based accountant Pita Alexander, reciting his list of reasons farming businesses work, his number one was ‘marry well’. Sarah Perriam was inspired by Canterbury’s recent Ballance Farm Environment Award winners demonstrating the power of marrying together complementary skill sets to achieve the highest honour.

Rose Trees: A Double Take

Rose Trees: A Double Take

It has been said that a garden is a friend you can visit anytime, and from a gardener’s viewpoint time has been on our side in recent months as plants continue to follow their normal seasonal routine. Lately there’s been an opportunity to ‘keep it local’ and take the chance for a second look at familiar plants closer to home. Rhododendrons, named from Greek via Latin rhodon (rose) and dendron (tree) are a good case in point.

Layers of Yumbles with Samantha Parish

Layers of Yumbles with Samantha Parish

Inspiring us to cook smart, not hard, Sam Parish turns her hand to some of our favourite family dishes – all designed to be perfectly paired with those you love, a generous tipple and a cosy dining table.