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...

Ministry signals Hanmer land sale

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Ministry of Health is quitting the rest of the former Queen Mary Hospital site at Hanmer Springs. It has decided to dispose...

Grateful Meg gets to Picton

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot will be etched in Meg Gordon's mind forever after she was left stranded in the small community when her Picton-bound bus...

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,...

Lost local control frustrates Mayor

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley is critical of legislation and regulations which saw local communities and those with comprehensive local knowledge "steam rolled"...

Cheviot well placed for SH1 rebuild

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot could become the supply town for the rebuild of State Highway One to Kaikoura. Hurunui District Council chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie...

Seat in memory of Tania

By SHELLEY TOPP A friendship seat has been donated to Kaiapoi North School by the Kaiapoi Menz Shed. The seat is a memorial to Tania Reid,...

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...

Waiau’s revival hailed

Artisitic beauty . . . Students admire their school mural which was unveiled recently. It signifies resilience, respect, responsibility and gratitude. Photo: Supplied By ROBYN...

Demolition firm has a recycling mantra

By SHELLEY TOPP Dumping building materials is frowned on at Rangiora's Graceworks Demolition and Recycling. "We're one of the few demolition yards that actually recycle," yard...
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