Man fined for impersonating fishery officer, extorting money from tourists

A Kaikoura man has been fined for pretending to be a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) fishery officer and extorting money from tourists who...

Work to begin on war memorial

By DAVID HILL Planning is complete and work is about to start on Woodend's war memorial. Woodend Lions president Ian Lennie says $54,000 has been raised. Now,...

Tyre dilemma: What next?

By ROBYN BRISTOW Around 450,000 tyres are still piled high on a Racecourse Road property on the outskirts of Amberley, despite a court order to...

Bev farewells close-knit clients

By SHELLEY TOPP At 84, Bev Brain is casting off from her long-standing wool business in Rangiora's High Street. Bev has sold her business and is...

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:...

District’s economy surges

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Waimakariri district's economy and population continue to grow. The latest Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor shows the local economy grew 3.1 percent in...

Our very own supercar

  By ROBYN BRISTOW A Formula-1 style supercar for the super rich - FZed - is about to be released in North Canterbury. Its release by Rodin...

Teen in dazzling golf win

Spoils of victory .. Golfing great Sir Bob Charles, from Oxford, with Rangiora High School student Kazuma Kobori after the 17-year-old's win in the...

Electric car a boon in commuter belt

By RACHEL MACDONALD North Cantabrians toying with the idea of buying an electric car, but concerned about running out of charge on the motorway or...

Julie falls for the magic of Minis

Mini motoring ... Julie Walker, of Woodend Beach, with her 2002 BMW-made Mini Cooper, the latest of five Minis she has owned. Photo: Shelley...
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