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...

Help offered to local farmers

Farmers in the Waimakariri and Selwyn-Waihora zones are receiving help to prepare farm environment plans. Environment Canterbury has been trialling a pilot scheme in the...

Fast food, healthy growth

Proposed changes ... An artist's impression of the new Rangiora building that will house Burger King. IMAGE: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL North Canterbury's construction boom is...

We’re not finished yet

By Kaikoura Mayor, Winston Gray Well another year has passed. Much has been done and there is still plenty of work to do. Nothing demonstrates this quite...

Fewer wards approved by Hurunui District Council

By Robyn Bristow There will be fewer wards and one more elected councillor when Hurunui District Council voters go to the polls at the next...

Rescue helicopter emergency fundraiser

By SHELLEY TOPP The first call for help came less than an hour after the 7.8 earthquake hit at 12.02am on November 14. Now the Westpac...

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...

Passchendaele Memorial Cycle/Walkway launched

By David Hill Rain and mud hardly seemed out of place at the launch of the Passchendaele Memorial Cycle/Walkway at Kaiapoi on Monday. Heavy rain greeted...

Plaudits for community as new hall formally opened

By SHELLEY TOPP Peter Midgley did not hold back in his praise for the new Pines and Kairaki Beaches Community Hall during the opening ceremony...

Drug-free message

By DAVID HILL Fresh fruit and vegetables have been described as the best performance enhancers for young athletes. Rangiora High School students were advised to stick...
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