Festival takes roots and grows

New lake vista ... The Hurunui Garden Festival will provide a chance to view Lake Rebekah, formed after the 2016 earthquake. Photo: Supplied By Robyn...

Tug of war hopes to pull plenty of entries

By DAVID HILL The host school is set to compete in the Sefton Tug of War for the first time. Sefton School, north of Rangiora, has...

New premises for Rangiora Eyecare

Purpose-built ... Rangiora Eyecare is now in its new central-Rangiora building. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora Eyecare Optometrists staff moved into their new building in...

Committee is broken – advocate

  By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui District Council has been challenged to withdraw from the Hurunui-Waiau Zone Committee. Rural Advocacy Network (RAN) chairman Jamie McFadden questioned the...

Freedom comes at a cost

  By ROBYN BRISTOW A third attempt has been launched in the Hurunui district to manage freedom campers without self-contained vehicles. The vexed question of freedom camping...

Legislative change sought on the sale of fireworks

By David Hill The Waimakariri District Council will lobby the government for legislative change regarding the sale of fireworks. Councillors at Tuesday's meeting voted to support...

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels delivers hijinks and hilarity

Reviewed by: Shelley Topp North Canterbury Musicals (NCM) is on to another winner with its latest show Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. A talented cast delivers hijinks and...

Writer to chronicle history of Motunau

By ROBYN BRISTOW Julie Brown is writing the story of Motunau Beach. Julie, a writer, ghost writer and fourth-generation bach holder at the beach, is capturing...

Oaks felled to protect cyclists

Gone ... Oaks alongside Rangiora-Woodend Road were felled because of the risk they posed to cyclists.PHOTO: SHELLEY TOPP By SHELLEY TOPP Oak trees believed to be...

Fisheries campaign condemned by water group

By ROBYN BRISTOW An advocacy group claims North Canterbury Fish & Game is deliberately inciting fear through a campaign that seeks to link a purported...
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