Anna’s backstage baptism

By DAVID HILL Anna Brandt has gone from a leading role on-stage to running the show backstage. After taking on the lead role of Will Scarlett...

An oak for every fallen man

By AMANDA BOWES SFifty-two fallen soldiers from the Hawarden Waikari area will never be forgotten, as the majestic oaks lining the Hawarden-Waikari Road grow. Each of...

It’s time for people to make their choice

By ROBYN BRISTOW Voting for the North Canterbury Business Awards People's Choice category has started, with thousands already lodged. Of the 60 entries going forward to...

Sophie has a nose for truffles

Nose to the grindstone . . . Sophie is busy with her truffle-hunting endeavours. Photos: Amanda Bowes   By AMANDA BOWES Harvesting truffles is no trifling task,...

A brand ambassador at 8

By SHELLEY TOPP Japanese motoring giant Yamaha has chosen a pint-sized motocross powerhouse from Cheviot to ride at Australia's Motocross Nationals in Newcastle this month. Richard...

European flair for Rangiora’s Conway Lane

By SHELLEY TOPP The Rangiora Rotary Club has added a touch of European flair to Rangiora's Conway Lane with the installation of three Italian-made chairs. The...

Town centre plan to go out for public consultation

By David Hill Kaiapoi's draft town centre plan, water management, building strengthening, the next steps in the development of the multi-court stadium and sustainability were...

Silvereye numbers fall

By Shelley Topp Silvereyes, one of New Zealand's most abundant birds, are in decline nationally, a new report shows. The report compiles data from Landcare Research's...

Show tradition under threat

By DAVID HILL The future of a Kiwi agricultural tradition that dates back more than century is unclear as A&P associations weigh the risks 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...
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