Nth Canty housing boom easing

North Canterbury’s housing boom has eased off, but is still exceeding preearthquake levels. Waimakariri District Council planning manager Nick Harrison says 666 consents for new...

Playground neighbours upset

Neighbours of Rangiora’s Koura Reserve are upset at a Rangiora Community Board’s decision to support the Waimakariri District Council’s (WDC) concept Plan A for...

Derby girls upset at venue decision

The Waismack Roller Derby team’s wheels are in a spin. The enthusiastic group of North Canterbury mums and professional working women, who have been training...

Trust introduces new technology

New technology is helping the Life Education Trust bring learning opportunities to local schools. Life Education Trust Canterbury educator Claire Leach and trustees David Blackwell...

New principal at Nth Loburn

North Loburn School’s new principal, Darryn Ward, has arrived just in time to begin training for their annual fun-run fundraiser. The picturesque North Loburn School...

Overseas students connect

International students create opportunities for local schools. Sue Anderson retired last week as International Director at Rangiora High School (RHS) after 26 years in the...

HS Soldiers Block mothballed

The Soldiers Block at the former Queen Mary Hospital grounds in Hanmer Springs isto remain mothballed for an unknown period. 'The reality is, the Hurunui District...

Fire and ice warms up Kaiapoi

Blackwell’s Department Store delivered an extravaganza of fire and ice to Kaiapoi last Saturday. The store’s ‘‘Lighting Up Winter’’ festival was held in conjunction with...

Family cat shot and left to die

A Sefton family is devastated their pet cat was shot and left for dead while they were away for the weekend. But Peter Pan was...

Farmers to sponsor winter festival

The Farmers department store and its subsidiaries, Whitcoulls, Pascoes and Stevens, are the principal sponsors for this year’s inaugural Rangiora Winter Festival. The festival will...
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