Reunion not for the faint-hearted

By SHELLEY TOPP Leithfield film and television producer Nadia Maxwell has a new film scheduled to premiere in New Zealand on October 30. The new high-concept,...

Quarry opponents reject plan

By SHELLEY TOPP A proposed quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse was described as crazy at a Stop the Quarry public meeting on Monday night. Facilitator John...

Worker shortge starts to bite

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hanmer Springs faces a worker crisis, as business booms. Finding staff to help cope with demand, and then finding somewhere for them to...

Local MPs withstand swing to left

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Waimakariri and Kaikoura electorates remained blue in a sea of red on Saturday night, but not before some anxious moments for...

Corridor work impresses

By DAVID HILL Dan Gordon is impressed by progress on the Christchurch Northern Corridor. The Waimakariri Mayor was joined by Hurunui Mayor Marie Black and Waimakariri...

Council and communities join forces over coastal hazards

Changing mood . . .  A resident surveys Amberley Beach during a southerly storm. Photo: File By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui coastal communities will be the champions...

A woolly adventure unfolds

Local author Jennifer Somervell, who is behind the award-winning Tales From the Farm series, launched her sixth book in Oxford on Saturday. More than 80...

Brackenfields complex for sale

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Brackenfields shopping precinct in Amberley is for sale. The property, owned by a syndicate of local investors, went on the market this...

Petition opposing proposed Rangiora Racecourse quarry presented to council

By David Hill Councillors were left in no doubt about public opposition to the proposed quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse at Tuesday's Waimakariri District Council...

A young workforce is growing in the Hurunui district

The Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) has been a huge success for local businesses and youth in the Hurunui district. The Hurunui District Council successfully...
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