Youth hit badly by Covid-19 job losses

By DAVID HILL Young people are being disproportionately affected by Covid-19 job losses. How to engage young people in the recovery was just one of the...

Lifestyle village proposed for Amberley

By ROBYN BRISTOW A lifestyle village and aged-care hospital is planned for a 12.4-hectare site to the south-east of Amberley. It will provide work for about...

Councillors vote for the status quo on Mayor’s salary

By David Hill The mayor's salary, Covid-19 recovery and sustainability dominated discussion at Tuesday's (July 7) Waimakariri District Council meeting. Councillors voted by 6-4 against accepting...

Boris back from wilderness

Big boy .. Mighty Boris, right, dwarfs the bulls at Island Hills Station. He is standing in front of a deer fence. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By...

Opportunity knocks for St John in Rangiora

Opening day celebration ... The Rangiora St John Opportunity Shop manager Jewels O'Hare with Waimakariri District Mayor Dan Gordon. PHOTOS: SHELLEY TOPP By STAFF REPORTERS An...

Meet the mayoral teddy bear

North Canterbury grandmother Debby Heard presented Dan Bear, kitted out in Mr Gordon's likeness, to him last Friday. Mr Gordon says Dan Bear wil take...

Quarry plan for racecourse

By ROBYN BRISTOW A gravel quarry planned at the Rangiora Racecourse has riled nearby West Belt residents. Taggart Earthmoving Ltd has applied to the Waimakariri District...

Retailers feel the love

Life after lockdown . . . Life Pharmacy Rangiora pharmacist Peter Dobbs says local support continues to be strong. Photo: David Hill By DAVID HILL North...

Cycleway prioritised over residents’ safety – Waimakariri MP says

The prioritisation of a $15 million ‘nice-to-have’ cycleway over Woodend residents’ safety is a kick in the guts for the community, says Waimakariri MP...

Thinking on life’s curious twists

Lost in Thought was the champion overall image at the Rangiora Photographic Society's portraiture competition. Sandra Fleet's image also won the A-grade title, and received...
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