Campaign targets dodgy lifejackets

Boaties in Kaikoura and Kaiapoi will have the chance to get their lifejackets checked and upgraded thanks to the Coastguard's Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign. The...

Logging into a dream

By AMANDA BOWES A log house is rising on river terraces above Lake Sumner Forest Park, fulfilling the long-held dream of Steve and Debbie Board. The...

Festival to make colour splash

By Shelley Topp The Rangiora High School Kapa Haka group will open the inaugural Rangiora Festival of Colour in Victoria Park on Saturday, March 24. Festival...

Courage needed in earthquake recovery

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Earthquake Recovery manager Paul Wylie has warned that due to financial pressures, a minimalistic approach to recovery could lead to a...

Fewer wards approved by Hurunui District Council

By Robyn Bristow There will be fewer wards and one more elected councillor when Hurunui District Council voters go to the polls at the next...

Cowboy challenges at Gracebrook

By SHELLEY TOPP Cowboys and their mounts turned out in force at the Gracebrook Equestrian Training Centre in Amberley last Sunday. Organiser of the Cowboy Challenge...

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...

North Canterbury Anzac services

By ROBYN BRISTOW Anzac Day at Amberley will focus on the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele. It will be 100 years on in October when 846...

Zone plan adopted, but not unanimously

By David Hill The Waimakariri District Council has thrown its weight behind the Waimakariri Zone's sub-regional plan, but the decision was far from unanimous. Councillors voted...

Powerful message delivered to council

By SHELLEY TOPP A boy holding a handwritten sign in the rain delivered a powerful message outside the Waimakariri District Council (WDC) offices on Tuesday...
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