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Pete and Philippa Somerville, this year's Cheviot A&P show presidents   By ROBYN BRISTOW This year's Cheviot A&P presidents are Pete and Philippa Somerville who have been...

Plunket groups fighting to “future proof” their buildings

    Future proofing  . . . The Culverden Plunket rooms, which the local Plunket group is fighting to keep in local ownership. PHOTO: SUPPLIED   By ROBYN...

DVD captures special day at Highfield

  Action aplenty . . . The Highfield woolshed, near Waiau,  in 2010 when 24 stands were brought to life by shearers for the first...

Kaiapoi Menz Shed helping save rare parakeet

By ROBYN BRISTOW Dummy eggs and aviaries are being crafted by Kaiapoi Menz Shed personnel for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in a partnership designed...

Calling roller derby gals – Waismack has vacancies for you

By ROBYN BRISTOW If you enjoy a bit of rough and tumble, a great social atmosphere and bucket loads of fun, the Waismack Roller Derby...

Sweet corn helping fill Rotherham School coffers

By ROBYN BRISTOW Sweet corn is helping pay for an extra teacher at the small Rotherham primary school in North Canterbury. A total of 15,000 seeds,...

Gymnasium under scrutiny at Kaiapoi High School

By DAVID HILL The possibility of helping fund a second gymnasium at Kaiapoi High School will be looked at as part of the Waimakariri District...

Boomerang Bags idea takes flight in Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP Support for Boomerang Bags, an Australian initiative established to reduce plastic bag use, is gaining momentum in Rangiora. Claire Buckley has kick started...

Battered Highfield Woolshed to be saved

By Amanda Bowes It may be buckled, bent and shifted off its piles from a ruptured fault running under it, but the historic Highfield woolshed...

North Canterbury dry and bleached

  By AMANDA BOWES For the fourth year in a row, parts of North Canterbury have taken on a familiar bleached look as the big dry...
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