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...

Battered Highfield Woolshed to be saved

By Amanda Bowes It may be buckled, bent and shifted off its piles from a ruptured fault running under it, but the historic Highfield woolshed...

Young student wins scholarship

By AMANDA BOWES Johanna Smith, from Culverden, is flying high after being awarded one of five inaugural ANZ Future Leaders scholarships. Having just completed her Agricultural...

Hawarden Tavern up for sale

By AMANDA BOWES Hawarden Tavern has been put up for sale by the Hawarden Licensing Trust (HLT) after running out of options to keep it...

Ministry signals Hanmer land sale

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Ministry of Health is quitting the rest of the former Queen Mary Hospital site at Hanmer Springs. It has decided to dispose...

Farms targeted by thieves

Farm fuel stores are being picked off by thieves, spurred on by high prices at the pump. Vehicles and other valuable farm plant are...

Baking era ends for Frickers

  By AMANDA BOWES Baking is in the blood, but after 14 years of supplying the Amberley Farmers' Market with fresh bread, the Frickers, of Waikari,...

Ewes flock to annual Hawarden fair

By AMANDA BOWES The number of sheep on offer at the upcoming Hawarden Ewe Fair has surprised stock agents and has resulted in a two...

Cheviot well placed for SH1 rebuild

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot could become the supply town for the rebuild of State Highway One to Kaikoura. Hurunui District Council chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie...
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