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Dianna Malcolm

Dianna Malcolm was born on her parent’s dairy farm in Ohoka. She earned her journalism stripes working in the sports department at The Press for 10 years, before turning her attention to agricultural journalism.


‘Come and meet us’ ‘Come and meet us’

A New Zealand-born television celebrity who is making a living catching rogue bulls in Australia’s Northern Territory won the barrel racing section, and took over the No. 1 spot in the race for the nationals at the Te Mania Angus Canterbury rodeo recently. Liz Cook competed at the Mandeville Sports Ground on her Australian-bred horse, Mate, who was able to come with her to New Zealand while she was visiting her parents. The barrel racing ...

Christmas comes early Christmas comes early

Six-year-old Eli Craigie got an early visit from Santa yesterday.   When he returned from helping his grandparents stack hay in sticky conditions, he found a new playhouse – which he had won during Kaiapoi’s Christmas Parade & Carnival – sitting pride of place in his family’s back yard at Amberley.   The playhouse was gifted by Waghorn Builders Ltd during the Carnival last weekend. Held on the first Saturday of December, the Kaiapoi community event has proudly ...

Canterbury A&P On-Farm Competition Canterbury A&P On-Farm Competition

North Canterbury exhibitors flexed their collective muscle in the Canterbury A&P On-Farm dairy competition last week. More than 90 entries were tabled for the contest, which replaced the cancelled dairy judging at the Canterbury Show in the wake of Covid-19. Instead, the exhibitors prepared their cows at home on-farm, as they would have done at the show. And, the judge – Corey Ferguson, from Otorohanga – moved between farms pointing and placing the animals between November ...

MainPower shoulders sponsorship for sports facility MainPower shoulders sponsorship for sports facility

MainPower shoulders sponsorship for sports facility Officials paused on Friday to celebrate the enormity of their $28 million journey to complete North Canterbury’s newest sports facility, and to acknowledge its naming rights sponsors.  With the smell of the finish line fast becoming a reality for the July 2021 opening of the 6000msq four-court building – which will seat up to 500 spectators – MainPower NZ Limited was announced as the first major naming rights sponsor to ...

Cure Boating Club almost cured Cure Boating Club almost cured

An exciting events venue – rising from the ashes of the decimated Cure Boating Club’s earthquake ruins – is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The iconic club, which has been situated along the banks of the Kaiapoi River since its 1868 inception, is easily found opposite Kaiapoi’s River Queen paddle steamer, and the Port & Eagle Brewpub.  Breeding ground for Olympians As the fourth oldest rowing club in New Zealand, the Cure ...

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