Warning to be wary of scammers when working from home

By David Hill A North Canterbury IT expert is warning families to be alert for online scammers during the Covid-19 lockdown. Aaron Lovelace, owner of Kaiapoi...

Signalised crossing for Woodend

Rally for safety . . Residents call on NZTA to address traffic concerns at a Rally for Woodend organised by Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey...

Numbers of rare parakeet growing

By ROBYN BRISTOW The orange-fronted parakeet, or kakariki, is thriving along the south branch of the Hurunui River. Department of Conservation monitoring team leader Megan Farley...

Radio-controlled yacht regatta set to go

By ROBYN BRISTOW Skippers from throughout the South Island will head to Lake Pegasus this weekend for the South Island Regatta for International One Metre...

Gardeners rejoice in the fruits of their labour

By SHELLEY TOPP A celebratory dinner marking the 10th anniversary of the Kaiapoi Community Garden never tasted so fine, with most fresh ingredients sourced from...

Odessa shows what’s possible

By RACHEL MACDONALD Girls can do anything, and Odessa Ellis sums that up. She is mother to 5-year-old son Kyros; was working as a marketing assistant...

Algal Blooms in the Ashley/Rakahuri River

By Robyn Bristow A health warning along the length of the Ashley/Rakahuri River from the Okuku River Confluence to Ashley SH1 has been issued by...

Ewe sales falter in hot, dry conditions

By DAVID HILL The sheep industry has gone from a pre-Christmas high to a summer of uncertainty. Peter Walsh & Associates auctioneer Allister Orchard says buyers...

Train a 3000-hour labour of love

By RACHEL MACDONALD A model train carrying the Ohoka Meadows Logging Company badge has just taken away the People's Choice Award and the coveted Best...

Blazes controlled, but risks remain

By ROBYN BRISTOW Machinery and manpower were increased this week in a bid to reduce the chances of flare-ups from two large fires in the...
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