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Balcairn-based sports vet Sara Bagheri pictured with her dogs Mini and Nala, wants to set up a community vet service for those who cannot afford the cost of veterinary care.

Making veterinary vision a reality Making veterinary vision a reality

For sports vet Sara Bagheri, delivering her first chiropractic course to international vets became an exercise in adaptability when most students had to leave New Zealand part way through their studies. Sara, who provides holistic veterinary care to animals ranging from dogs through to goats and horses through her business Zoominals, was running the Balcairn-based course for vets and chiropractors from Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, along with lecturers from the UK and Germany. “We’d finished ...
Winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has won the inaugural Thrive Fund Award for North Canterbury women who are taking their businesses to the next level.

Award helps expand Waipara winemaker’s business Award helps expand Waipara winemaker’s business

Waipara-based winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has been awarded the first Thrive Fund business scholarship from public relations consultancy Real Communications. Jess will use the funding for business mentoring to help expand her boutique organic wine brand which is currently exported to Japan and Australia. Ekleipsis Wine is also available in select restaurants throughout New Zealand and from Vino Fino in Christchurch. “I am standing on a platform and I’m about to take a big ...

Solidarity solid in Rangiora Solidarity solid in Rangiora

Having an online presence was the game-changer for retailers in Rangiora during the Level 4 lockdown, and now it is the community support which is warming the hearts of the town’s small business owners. I’Adore Homeware and Gifts’ Ashe Grice said last December she had agonised over the amount of time she had put into establishing a website for their Durham St business. Together with Debbie Grice this popular mother-and-daughter combination offer a collaboration of ...

Powerful average for Te Mania Powerful average for Te Mania

The take-home message from last week’s annual bull sale at Te Mania Angus in North Canterbury was its solid average. Te Mania, owned by the Wilding family, is one of the jewels in North Canterbury’s crown – a 1300-hectare slice of paradise which lies about 32km south of the Kaikoura Peninsula on the Conway Flat. It is also – importantly – the industry price barometer within an ongoing calendar of almost 80 bull sales which ...

Kindness counts… Kindness counts…

An Angus bull charged to the fund-raising rescue of two of Cheviot’s essential services last week. Every year within Te Mania Angus’ on-farm auction, the Wilding family gifts the proceeds of one of their bulls to charity. This year that bull was lot 99A. He made $14,000, and the proceeds were split equally between Cheviot’s St John Ambulance Service, and the Cheviot Home and School (the funding body for the area school). The announcement was perfect ...

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