Schools drawn closer by kapa haka

By DAVID HILL Canterbury's area schools came together to perform kapa haka last week. Rangiora New Life School hosted the Canterbury Area Schools Association (CASA) kapa...

Choir is sure to be on song

By RACHEL MACDONALD Its autumn concert had to be postponed until mid-winter, but the Rangiora Community Choir hopes to be in good voice this Sunday...

Dismay over booze breaches

By RACHEL MACDONALD "Unusual and really disappointing" is how North Canterbury Police Sergeant Rob Irvine describes the result of a drink-driving crackdown in the region...

Frustration mounts over Woodend traffic

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cows are treated better than people when it comes to road safety, a public meeting at Woodend heard last Thursday. Underpasses were put...

Proposed health clinic could open way to after-hours care

By SHELLEY TOPP A proposal for a new family healthcare centre at the Rangiora Health Hub site by 2021 has been announced, amid hopes it...

Ashley/Rakahuri SH 1 Bridge to close at night for strengthening

The Ashley River/ Rakahuri  Bridge on SH1 north of Waikuku, and south of Amberley, will be closed at nights for essential repairs and strengthening...

Rural residential plan locked in

By ROBYN BRISTOW Concerns about Ohoka losing its small-village character has resulted in any future provision for rural residential growth in the area being taken...

Star-struck township

Could keeping Oxford in the dark help cement its future as a tourist destination for stargazers? PHOTO: CHRIS HAWES By DAVID HILL Oxford's Observatory is hoping...

Community pool nominated for an Excellence Award

Making a splash . . . Relay teams race at the opening of the MainPower Waiau Community Pool in February. File photo Waiau's new community...

Corriedale initiative

Waimate-bound . . . The foundation stock waiting to load as part of Waimate High School's agricultural programme. PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD By RACHEL MACDONALD Ten Corriedale...
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