Destination playground in the Hurunui district mooted

Being explored . . . The Chisholm block, an historic building on the Queen Mary Hospital reserve site. The council is keen to explore...

Sebastian’s little Lotto errand

By SHELLEY TOPP A Rangiora dog has adapted his fetch-and-carry instincts to his urban environment by becoming a courier for his owner. Sebastian, a 16-year-old young-at-heart...

Special connection celebrated

By ROBYN BRISTOW Rewi Alley's special connection to the Hurunui district was celebrated at Amberley's Chamberlain Park last weekend, a park which holds a special...

On a road no nowhere

Frustration . . . Resident representatives Ian Lennie, left, and Mark Paterson are angered that the Woodend bypass now appears to be in the...

Kaiapoi Community Gardens new cottage community asset

By SHELLEY TOPP The inviting aroma of bone broth cooking provided a warm welcome inside the Kaiapoi Community Gardens new cottage last week. Volunteers at the...

Future of All Saints hangs in the balance

Uncertain future . . . Waiau's All Saints Church remains off limits, following November's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By DAVID HILL The congregation of...

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...

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...

Star-struck township

Could keeping Oxford in the dark help cement its future as a tourist destination for stargazers? PHOTO: CHRIS HAWES By DAVID HILL Oxford's Observatory is hoping...

Geology `unrecognisable’ at Sth Bay

  By DAVID HILL Resident Ted Howard says the North Canterbury 7.8 earthquake at 12.02am on Monday morning raised the land and sea bed around South...
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