Wee gem back on the road again

By SHELLEY TOPP Something about the old Austin parked under a Loburn hedge caught Eric Anderson's eye. When he worked for the "power board" in the...

How To Festival at Waimakariri libraries

By SHELLEY TOPP A How to Festival will be held at Waimakariri district libraries during the school holidays. The festival will run from this Saturday, September...

Frustration, dismay over bylaw

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui's controversial freedom camping bylaw will be reviewed as soon as it is enacted, rather than rely on the more lenient national...

Fire a blow to precious reserve

  Hot work . . . Firefighters check for hot spots after blaze in the Medbury reserve destroyed nearly a hectare of a historic kanuka...

Fire ban, but rain looms

By RACHEL MACDONALD A blanket fire ban has been imposed across North Canterbury as the high winds predicted to be riding the coat-tails of Cyclone...

Big Boy drops in to Hurunui College for a visit

  Special visitor . . . Big Boy drops in to Hurunui College for a visit. Photo Supplied BY AMANDA BOWES Big Boy dropped into Hurunui College...

Group to help with cycle strategy

By SHELLEY TOPP A group has been set up to provide a community voice to the Waimakariri District Council's walking and cycling strategy action plan...

Samantha shines in butchery contest

By ROBYN BRISTOW A Rangiora butcher has cut her way to the top after a pressure-laden two-hour competition. Samantha Weller, from PAK'nSAVE Rangiora, won the Alto...

Numbers of rare parakeet growing

By ROBYN BRISTOW The orange-fronted parakeet, or kakariki, is thriving along the south branch of the Hurunui River. Department of Conservation monitoring team leader Megan Farley...

Philip goes the distance

On the move .. Philip Graham and his mount, Rosewood Bashir, are bound for North Carolina. PHOTO: NEIL CLARKSON   By ROBIN MARSHALL Any thoughts of easing...
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