Cruel lessons of war highlighted

Armistice remembered ... A moving service in Amberley drew a large crowd. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By Robyn Bristow and Shelley Topp Hundreds of North Cantabrians stood...

A taste of life in the fast lane

Gleaming beauty . . . Graham Coates and Sonya Hills-Coates, both bakers with Rangiora Bakery, with their 1948 Chevrolet pickup truck at Muscle Car...

Green approach to new thermal pool construction

Site development . . . Work is under way to build five new thermal pools at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Spa. Image:...

The highs of working with Lowlines

Phil and Kay Worthington are humbled and surprised at being awarded a Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero medal. The Fernside farming couple, who own Woolstone...

Waimakariri District Council meeting in brief

  Kaiapoi River dredging Regeneration committee chairman Cr Al Blackie reported that plans to dredge the Kaiapoi River had hit a snag, with only one tender...

Trust introduces new technology

New technology is helping the Life Education Trust bring learning opportunities to local schools. Life Education Trust Canterbury educator Claire Leach and trustees David Blackwell...

Ashley/Rakahuri SH 1 Bridge to close at night for strengthening

The Ashley River/ Rakahuri  Bridge on SH1 north of Waikuku, and south of Amberley, will be closed at nights for essential repairs and strengthening...

Leithfield Club boxing well above its weight

By ROBYN BRISTOW Boxing has turned Bo-Dean (Missy) Blackburn's life around. Missy is fit, trim, doesn't drink and is a no nonsense sort of gal. "I was...

Revamp for old post office

By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora's former Post Office building is being transformed into new retail, hospitality and office space. The historic two-storey building, which opened on September...

Emma comes out swinging

As sharp as they get . . .Emma Shaw enjoys competing in wood chopping. PHOTO: RACHEL MACDONALD By Rachel Macdonald By day, and often by night,...
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