A friendship forged over condensed milk

By ROBYN BRISTOW A can of condensed milk forged a friendship between penpals on opposite sides of the world that has endured for 70 years. Julie...

Bronwyn shows true grit

Rangiora-based Bronwyn Dibb has won silver at the 2019 Trampoline World Championships in Tokyo. Dibb was just 0.2 points off gold in the Women's Double-Mini...

Patrol group needs to upgrade its vehicle

By Shelley Topp The Rangiora Community Patrol volunteers have a new patrol vehicle on their wish list for Christmas this year. The patrol received an early...

A hundred reasons to party

By DAVID HILL Rangiora RSA celebrated its centenary in style last weekend. President Ian Thompson says the weekend's festivities began on Friday evening at the Rangiora...

New Coastguard vessel takes to water

Setting sail . . . Crew member Gareth Speight stands on the back deck of Coastguard North Canterbury's new rescue vessel, while fellow coastguard...

Farm eyed for 1500 sections in Rangiora

By ROBYN BRISTOW A dairy farm on Rangiora's eastern fringe has been bought by a consortium with plans for up to 1500 residential sections. Development of...

Electric charging stations mooted in Waimakariri

By David Hill Sustainability, dog control, the Garrymere water supply, swimming pool hire charges and a faulty air conditioning unit were discussed at Tuesday's Waimakariri...

Hen’s laying performance eggceptional

By ROBYN BRISTOW A Brown Shaver chook from a Swannanoa property has become the Wonder Woman of the henhouse, laying two eye-wateringly large eggs. Both are...

Rangiora school takes shape

By DAVID HILL Danny Nicholls can't wait for school to begin next year. After being appointed in January as principal for Te Matauru Primary School –...

Many admirers for replica

By RACHEL MACDONALD Simon Lodge has a fascination for Supermarine Spitfire fighter planes, the "airborne hammers" that crushed Hitler's hopes in World War 2. The shape...
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