Celebrating Community

Editor Robyn Bristow joined in the celebration of the Amuri district's diverse farming industry, its people and its produce at the Amuri A&P Show,...

New home for historic lodge

Restoration plans . . . The former Ohoka Gatekeeper's Lodge is to be transferred to the Ohoka Domain and restored. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL An...

Morale begins to wane in the Hurunui district

By ROBYN BRISTOW The morale of Hurunui residents is beginning to wane as they cope with extended recovery from compounding events, says Hurunui Mayor Winton...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Waimakariri District Council in brief

By David Hill Transport, stop banks, drainage and the Kaiapoi River were among the hot topics at Tuesday's Waimakariri District Council meeting. Road safety, speed limits,...

Mayoral contenders step up

By Robyn Bristow Mayoral hopefuls are starting to line up for the top jobs in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts. The two positions will be left...

Road safety a life long passion

By ROBYN BRISTOW Road safety has been foremost in Tony Francis working life. Next week he will farewell the Hurunui District Council where he has been...
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