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...

Why I voted against `climate emergency’

By CLAIRE MCKAY, Environment Canterbury councillor for North Canterbury Last Thursday was a big day for Environment Canterbury (ECan). We declared a "climate emergency" and concluded deliberations...

Former hospital head honoured

By ROBYN BRISTOW Robert John Mackay Crawford, who brought an innovative and bold approach to treating people with addictions, has been recognised for his work...

Bacteria found in Ashley River

Casting out . . . A fisherman tries his luck in the Ashley River. PHOTO: FISH & GAME. By RACHEL MACDONALD On top of this year's...

Plenty of pony club action in Rangiora

Close to 200 riders, and their horses, took part on each day of the Rangiora Pony Club’s annual One Day Event competition last weekend. The...

Overseas students connect

International students create opportunities for local schools. Sue Anderson retired last week as International Director at Rangiora High School (RHS) after 26 years in the...

New sport gets a foothold

By SHELLEY TOPP A new form of golf using a size-five soccer ball and no clubs proved popular at Rangiora Golf Course last Sunday. The game,...

Historic estate to be sold

Historic Tipapa Estate has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, being reborn as a North Canterbury events venue. Now, owner John Carr is looking...

Hunters also set sights on deer in pig hunt

Hunters will be taking aim at pigs and deer in their favourite hunting spots next month as they take to the hills for a...

Day of celebration at Northern A & P show

By David Hill The Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Association's 150th anniversary show will be a celebration of the district's past. While the day's programme is...
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