Kaiapoi pupils global youth ambassadors

By DAVID HILL North School pupils have been teaching Chinese students about Kiwi culture. The school has been participating in the Global Youth Ambassador Programme, which...

North Canterbury Mayors want hospitals reopened

Part of the community . . . Oxford Hospital has been a home-away-from-home for many over its more than 100 years, and locals do...

Rural sector is taking a toll on farmer’s mental health

BY ADAM BURNS A Waimakariri dairy farmer believes the rural sector has become a "pressure cooker", taking a toll on farmers' mental health as a...

A new tool to arrest rural crime

By ADAM BURNS Smartphone application to help rural communities has been developed, after it was found more than three quarters of crime on farms goes...

Couriers join in soft plastic waste initiative

By ROBYN BRISTOW A novel way of dealing with a challenging waste problem has been launched by NZ Post, Future Posts and the Packaging Forum. The...

Musical Annie opens in Rangiora on May 12

Stepping out on stage for the opening night of North Canterbury Musicals show Annie won't be quite as scary for 11-year-old Cassidy Hartley-Brown, as...

Sutton Tools plans rebuild near Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP A new Sutton Tools factory will be built in Rangiora following the demise of the Kaiapoi factory which was badly damaged by...

A 10.5 percent average rate increase proposed in the Hurunui District

By Robyn Bristow The Hurunui District Council is proposing an average rate increase of 10.5 percent for the 2022-2023 financial year, more than double the...

Worrying implication for property rights as Government forces through Three Waters...

Communities 4 Local Democracy (C4LD) He hapori mō te Manapori , says Government plans to force through water reforms, virtually unchanged, is a worrying attack...

Three waters: Councils to be shareholders as government accepts recommendations

The government has accepted 45 of the three waters working group's 47 recommendations for changes to its water infrastructure reform programme, with minor changes. ...
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