Small town rallies around Keira

The small town of Waipara in North Canterbury, and volunteers from elsewhere in the Hurunui district and Christchurch, are coming together on Saturday in...

Swimming holes in the Hurunui and Waiau Rivers enhanced

A splash of summer . . . The Hurunui River at the State Highway Seven site near Balmoral Reserve. An existing swimming hole is...

Jenny Anderson bids adieu to Waipara Hills

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Hills and summer concerts are now synonymous. And this part of the business owes much to Jenny Anderson who grasped the opportunity...

Information sought following spitting incident in Rangiora

Canterbury Police are seeking help to identify two young males in Rangiora, after one of them claiming to have Covid-19, spat on a police...

Oaks felled to protect cyclists

Gone ... Oaks alongside Rangiora-Woodend Road were felled because of the risk they posed to cyclists.PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP By SHELLEY TOPP Oak trees believed to be...

`It has been a struggle’

End of an era ... Shoppers gather around the closed doors at the Rangiora Paper Plus and Toyworld store to read a notice saying...

Lost local control frustrates Mayor

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley is critical of legislation and regulations which saw local communities and those with comprehensive local knowledge "steam rolled"...

Concerns over the fate of Waikari Hospital

Concern over fate . . . There are fears that Waikari Hospital might not have a part in the Canterbury District Health Board's longer-term...

Stepping up for line dancing

Dancing for fun, fitness and friendship ... Rangiora line dancing teacher Marilyn Frost, far left, runs a class at the St John's Anglican Church...

Surf debate cuts up rough

Fishing for clams . . . The clam boat at work close in shore. Photo: Supplied By ROBYN BRISTOW Cloudy Bay Clams' bottom-dredging boat, which has...
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