Ben follows track legends

Speed and style... Ben Whalley, aged 18, of Mandeville, shows the kind of form that took him to the pinnacle of Speedway racing in...

Bill’s trusty Ford a show drawcard

By SHELLEY TOPP A gleaming 1914 Ford Model T was one of the star attractions at the Rangiora RSA's Vintage Car and Tractor Rally. The annual...

Police allay crime worries

By DAVID HILL Social media can raise perceptions that some North Canterbury communities are hotspots for crime. But Inspector Peter Cooper, the Rural Canterbury area police...

Bonanza at pools

By ROBYN BRISTOW Business is booming at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa. It has enjoyed a record Christmas-January season. The pools had its highest...

Pair devoted years to St John

By ROBYN BRISTOW Jeff and Margaret Walker have collectively given nearly a century of service to St John. Many of those years were devoted to the...

Departing boss proud of district’s progress

By DAVID HILL Angela Oosthuizen was farewelled last week after her five-year tenure as Kaikoura District Council chief executive. In her role, she oversaw the construction...

Bruce’s enthusiasm never waned

Long service ... Bruce Abernethy served the Cheviot Volunteer Fire Brigade for 57 years. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By ROBYN BRISTOW Bruce Abernethy proudly donned his Cheviot...

Distress, frustration over tyre fire

By ROBYN BRISTOW The latest tyre fire near Amberley has left land-owner Warren Hislop and his long-time supporter Angelique Hyde distraught. "It's soul destroying," Angelique says....

Dating app delivers for pair in 80s

By SHELLEY TOPP A couple in their 80s who met on a dating website for people over 70 have married in Tuahiwi. The service took place...

Woodend traffic signals up and running

Work to make it safer for Woodend School students and the community to cross SH1 has been completed. Installation of new traffic signals outside the...
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