Huge crowd at Kaiapoi Dawn Anzac Day Service

    By Robyn Bristow Several hundred people gathered at dawn in Kaiapoi today to remember the fallen at a moving Anzac Day service. Young and old stood...

Tom aims skyward in job switch

Waikari's Tom Sidey has gone from maintaining aircraft to flying them, after serving nine years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as...

Presence of toxic algae disappoints river users

By SHELLEY TOPP Users of the Ashley Rakahuri Regional Park have voiced their disappointment over the presence of toxic algae in the river. People should...

Board recommends public notification of a large quarry mooted for Eyrewell

By SHELLEY TOPP A group opposing the development of a large quarry on rural land near their Eyrewell homes was given a vote of support...

Feedback on Model of Care proposal in the Hurunui extended

A proposed Hurunui Model of Care has been developed by the Hurunui Health Services Development Group. The group is made up of local community members,...

National Standardbred sale in Christchurch

Justify, Lot 393, awaits his turn to parade at the New Zealand Bloodstock's National Standardbred sale in Christchurch today and Wednesday. The colt by...

Soldier Sam drops in for a visit

By Robyn Bristow Sam stood tall in front of Amberley School students. The model soldier wore full uniform and bit-by-bit the students learned how he dressed,...

Come on in, the water’s invigorating

By SHELLEY TOPP Some say the Waikuku Beach Surf Life Saving Club's annual winter dip last Sunday morning, held in bitterly cold conditions with light...

Christmas Country Fete for sale

By ROBYN BRISTOW The iconic Christmas Country Fete near Culverden could soon have a new owner and a new home. After celebrating its 25th birthday in...

Relief and excitement over school revamp

  By David Hill The opening of Kaiapoi High School's new classroom blocks on Monday proved to be a fitting swansong for outgoing Board of Trustees...
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