Trees sparkle into life

By Shelley Topp A giant Christmas tree installed on the Waimakariri District Council service centre's front lawn has added a festive air to central Rangiora. The...

Family navigates 150 years in retailing

By NEIL CLARKSON Retailing has run through the veins of the Blackwell family for six generations. That story has now been chronicled in a book...

NC businesses employ more and eye investment

By RACHEL MACDONALD North Canterbury businesses are employing more people and eyeing greater investment, despite business confidence slumping to a five-year low. Two North Canterbury business...

Zone plan adopted, but not unanimously

By David Hill The Waimakariri District Council has thrown its weight behind the Waimakariri Zone's sub-regional plan, but the decision was far from unanimous. Councillors voted...

Praise for national rose show

Flowers of love . . . The Champion Display Vase of miniature-type roses at the show. By SHELLEY TOPP An Australian rose authority has praised the...

‘Tis the season to be festive

  By Shelley Topp A fireworks display co-ordinated with music provided the eye-catching finale to Christmas Celebration Night in Rangiora last Friday. The fireworks were let off...

Scoundrels target church

By ROBYN BRISTOW Thieves have desecrated property at the quake-hit Glenmark Church. A large carved eagle atop a lectern inside St Paul's Anglican Church has been...

Councillor eyes potential for fireworks ban

Fireworks finale .. The sky lit up at the end of the Christmas Celebration Night in Rangiora on Friday. Waimakariri District councillor Paul Williams...

Pool upgrade worth $4.3 million

By ROBYN BRISTOW The manager of the hot pools at Hanmer Springs is convinced its new movie venture will go swimmingly. The Hurunui District Council-owned pools...

Farms targeted by thieves

Farm fuel stores are being picked off by thieves, spurred on by high prices at the pump. Vehicles and other valuable farm plant are...
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