Satisfaction from helping others

By LOUISE LEITCH Volunteering is a way of life for Norman Maindonald. He has dedicated more than 40 years of service to the community in Christchurch,...

Endangered birds benefit from flood

By ROBYN BRISTOW The populations of endangered braided river birds could increase thanks to the recent flood in the Ashley/Rakahuri River. The force of the water...

After hours facility still on target

By ROBYN BRISTOW Rangiora's after hours facility should begin to take shape in January. The facility will provide seven-day urgent care from 8am to 10pm, and...

Generosity overflows at Big Splash

Practice makes perfect ... Brook Yates from Bayleys Real Estate, Rangiora, plunges into the pool at Rangiora's Big Splash last Friday evening. Brook used...

Rain brings Aqua park to life

Aqua fun . . Consultation is expected to begin soon on Kaiapoi's proposed aqua play park. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi's proposed aqua play park...

Pegasus community centre a step closer

A purpose-built Pegasus community centre is one step closer. The Waimakariri District Council endorsed its Long Term Plan (LTP) at a council meeting on Tuesday,...

Bite-sized slices of farming life in NC

By DAVID HILL Five North Canterbury rural businesses feature in a new book. Launched at the West Eyreton Hall on Friday evening, Waimakariri-based rural journalist Tim...

Fireworks decision `responsible’

By SHELLEY TOPP A Waimakariri District councillor is heartened by The Warehouse's decision to stop selling fireworks. "It is the right move," Paul Williams says. He now...

Personal journey ignites passion

By DAVID HILL Following her family's legacy led to a Queen's Birthday Honour for Kaikoura's Gina Solomon. Ms Solomon was made a Member of the New...

Flood fund in the spotlight

By Robyn Bristow The Government's package of $500,000 to help flood stricken farmers in Canterbury is inadequate, says Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon. He has asked the...
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