Change of venue for council meeting

Change of venue . . . The Waimakariri District Council met in the Rangiora Town Hall on Tuesday, August 4, due to the restrictions...

Retail boom buoys shop owners

By DAVID HILL Retailers are feeling the love as the North Canterbury town has become a destination again after Covid-19 restrictions were eased. Jannz Craft Shop...

Second petition opposes quarry

By ROBYN BRISTOW More than 3000 people have signed an online petition opposing a proposal to quarry the Rangiora racecourse. Opposition is expected to grow, with...

Funding will allow day spa to be reconsidered

The Chisholm block ... Earmarked for a luxurious day spa. By ROBYN BRISTOW New life has been breathed into plans for a luxury European-inspired day spa...

Hotel a vote for future of tourism

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Sudima Hotel is being described as a beacon of hope for the Kaikoura economy. Jade Kirk, the chief executive of Kirk Roberts...

Extra layer of protection sought for school communities

Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says he wants to provide school communities with an extra layer of protection through his Member’s Bill, which would require...

Socks keep ballet dancers on their toes

By ROBYN BRISTOW Designers dance socks are helping point budding ballerinas in the right direction. They are also helping warm the feet of children in need. Jenna...

Honey offers a sweet career for siblings

By SHELLEY TOPP Growing up on an organic sheep and cropping farm in Mid Canterbury, James Malcolm had a fascination for the honey bees in...

Birds make home in bush

Improving habitat .. Kate Pond in the Tiromoana Bush. PHOTO: DAVID NORTON Native birds, including rare species, are becoming more common in Tiromoana Bush. Recent monitoring...

Hanmer Springs gets funding boost

By Robyn Bristow The tourist market at Hanmer Springs has been given a $3.1 million boost. The Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced the...
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