Love and support overwhelming

By Robyn Bristow The rural township of Waiau was at the epicentre of the 7.8 earthquake that rocked North Canterbury last month. Waiau School Principal...

Trust plans to restore historic scow

  By SHELLEY TOPP A new scow could soon become the flagship of the Kaiapoi River, taking over from the ill-fated MV Tuhoe. A Kaiapoi heritage trust...

Sector works together to support farmers

By DAVID HILL Rural support organisations are combining forces to ensure no farmer is left behind, following the November 14 earthquake. Speaking at last Friday's meeting...

LandSAR work rewarding for pair

By SHELLEY TOPP After more than 40 years working as a volunteer with Oxford Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) Ron Ealam still finds the work...

Thank you to all and apologies

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley apologises to anyone who offered services to the system following the 7.8 magnitude North Canterbury earthquake and were...

Lost local control frustrates Mayor

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley is critical of legislation and regulations which saw local communities and those with comprehensive local knowledge "steam rolled"...

From gumboots to stilettos

By ROBYN BRISTOW It has been a journey from gumboots to stilettos for Leithfield's Lauren Watkins. Lauren has just been crowned a Miss Five Crowns New...

Cheviot well placed for SH1 rebuild

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot could become the supply town for the rebuild of State Highway One to Kaikoura. Hurunui District Council chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie...

Hotel owners still in business

By AMANDA BOWES The historic Hurunui Hotel may be red stickered following the 7.8 North Canterbury earthquake, but the Blacksmiths Restaurant next door is open...

Celebration night attracts huge crowd

By Shelley Topp Celebration Night delivered a huge crowd, including many families and children, to Rangiora's High Street on Thursday night. The street was closed off...
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