Presence of toxic algae disappoints river users

By SHELLEY TOPP Users of the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park have voiced their disappointment over the presence of toxic algae in the river. People should...

Ultimate health road show

A major extension to Rangiora's health hub has rolled into town, transported on the back of five trucks. The sections of what was formerly the...

One cordon and a funeral

By ROBYN BRISTOW Desperate times called for desperate measures at Greta Valley last week when a serious accident stood in the way of a couple...

Toxic Algal Bloom in the Waipara River

By Robyn Bristow The Waipara River is the latest North Canterbury river to be issued with a toxic blue-green algae warning. The Canterbury District Health Board's...

Tourists flood into Kaikoura

At anchor . . . The Seabourn Encore in South Bay, Kaikoura, on New Year's Day. Photo: Robyn Bristow By DAVID HILL Kaikoura's tourist operators are...

Kyle right on track for Special Olympics

By SHELLEY TOPP North Canterbury athlete Kyle Harpur looks forward to competing at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi during March. He hopes to...

A busy century for Wanda

By ROBYN BRISTOW Wanda Farrant, a former Waipara resident, celebrated her 100th birthday last weekend. Wanda and her husband Herbert (Bert), moved to Waipara in 1940,...

Cash for school buildings

By DAVID HILL Local schools can expect another busy year, with several building projects across the region. There are five major Ministry of Education-led building projects...

Fast food, healthy growth

Proposed changes ... An artist's impression of the new Rangiora building that will house Burger King. IMAGE: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL North Canterbury's construction boom is...

We’re not finished yet

By Kaikoura Mayor, Winston Gray Well another year has passed. Much has been done and there is still plenty of work to do. Nothing demonstrates this quite...
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