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...

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"...

`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...

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...

Mayoral duo to stand down

Departing mayors .. Hurunui District Mayor Winton Dalley, left, with his wife, Jean, and Kaikoura District Mayor Winston Gray with his wife, Mary. PHOTO:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...
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