Campaign targets dodgy lifejackets

Boaties in Kaikoura and Kaiapoi will have the chance to get their lifejackets checked and upgraded thanks to the Coastguard's Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade campaign. The...

Festive season delivers a bunch of weird injuries

By RACHEL MCDONALD The chorus of this year's ACC Christmas safety video says it all: "On the first day of Christmas, New Zealand gave to...

The business of connectivity

By DAVID HILL Waiau has its own community connector. Courtney Pemberton has been in the role for three months, working alongside Jess Davidson, who is based...

Bike challenge to be held in summer

The Cheviot Hills Challenge Mountain Bike Race returns to the Cheviot Hills Reserve on a new date next year, with several changes to cater...

Prizes lure surfcasters

By ROBYN BRISTOW Surfcasters can reel in a big prize on Sunday, January 27, at the Amberley Beach Surfcasting competition. The 26th event, run by the...

Boat-hire firm goes with the flow

By Shelley Topp A boating business previously based at Pegasus is busy plying its trade on the Kaiapoi River. The boat hire company KORE is based...

Swimming holes in the Hurunui and Waiau Rivers enhanced

A splash of summer . . . The Hurunui River at the State Highway Seven site near Balmoral Reserve. An existing swimming hole is...

Kaikoura gears up for summer

By DAVID HILL What a difference a year makes for Kaikoura's tourism industry. Last summer began with uncertainty, with State Highway 1 to the north of...

Coastal delights on offer

Expansive scenery . . . A walker enjoys the coastal views from the main loop on the Tiromoana walkway. Photo: Supplied By SHELLEY TOPP Tiromoana Bush...

Hurunui College Dux

Grace Spencer says being awarded dux of Hurunui College is an awesome way to finish the year. Grace, who is thrilled with the honour, excelled...
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