Offer could save water scheme

By ROBYN BRISTOW The struggling Hurunui Water Project (HWP) may still survive, after an offer from a long-established neighbouring irrigation scheme. Amuri Irrigation (AIC), which irrigates...

Quake’s toll on rare birds

Birds of a feather . . . Hutton's Shearwater flock of the Kaikoura coast before the 2016 quake. It is feared thousands died due...

By David Hill Roading and adopting a local alcohol policy were the main decisions in an otherwise uneventful Waimakariri District Council meeting on Tuesday (October...

Much of tyre mountain remains near Amberley

By ROBYN BRISTOW Concern is growing about the mountain of old tyres on the outskirts of Amberley. Efforts to remove them have so far made only...

Grateful Meg gets to Picton

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot will be etched in Meg Gordon's mind forever after she was left stranded in the small community when her Picton-bound bus...

ECan targets river structures

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri Zone Committee is stepping in to improve safety on the Cam River. A pilot project to encourage people to remove illegal...

Greenkeeper Murray rolls with the best

By Robyn Bristow Murray Dickson has a keen eye for levels and disease and knows how important the local bowling club is to his Cheviot...

Food forest marks its birthday

By SHELLEY TOPP The Kaiapoi Food Forest was almost empty a year ago, with just a few trees scattered around the former red-zoned land in...

Use it or lose it, says Jean

Jean McGregor marks her 100th birthday with family and friends this weekend, some of whom are travelling from as far as Australia, Auckland and...

Six appeal: Ewe breeds her own flock

Six of the best . . . Mum dotes on her sextuplets. The sixth lamb is partially obscured at left. Photo: Supplied By ROBYN BRISTOW A...
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