Springston Trophy gets under way in Christchurch this weekend

Springston time . . . Olympian Clarke Johnstone (left) with Robbie Cochrane, from the View Hill Pony Club, at a previous Springston Trophy event....

Mayor presides over last council meeting

By David Hill A recreational cycleway between Belfast and Kaiapoi is being explored to tap into the growing tourism market. Waimakariri District Council staff have been...

Water proposals a ‘long time coming

By SHELLEY TOPP Government's new water quality and environment proposals are long overdue, despite being criticised by some farmers, a prominent Waikari water activist says. "It...

Rail restoration wins major award

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Work to restore the railway line between Picton and Christchurch, devastated by the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, has won a prestigious North American...

New broom sweeps in

By DAVID HILL Listeners to Compass FM will already be familiar with the station's new manager. Kerry Treymane has been the station's breakfast announcer since July...

End of an era

By Robyn Bristow Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley presided over his last council meeting today. Mr Dalley is drawing the curtain on about 26 years of involvement...

Hail pelts Amberley plant farm

By Robyn Bristow Hail ripped nets and peppered plants at CJ's Plant Farm on the outskirts of Amberley on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many plants battered...

New life for former wharf piles

Repurposed .. John Fairweather, the owner of John Fairweather Specialty Timbers, in Sefton, sits on one of the Australian ironbark wharf piles he obtained...

Run adds 18km challenge

By ROBYN BRISTOW Early bird entries for the Pegasus Bay Winery's Vine Run shut off at the end of this month. The Vine Run, on January...

Steam car turns plenty of heads

By SHELLEY TOPP A gleaming steam car drew plenty of attention outside the Anglers Arms Tavern in Sefton last week. The vehicle is a 1914 Stanley...
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