Road safety a life long passion

By ROBYN BRISTOW Road safety has been foremost in Tony Francis working life. Next week he will farewell the Hurunui District Council where he has been...

Predator control protects terns

By Amanda Bowes Combined resources will see a five year predator control and protection programme to help the nationally endangered black-fronted terns in the Clarence...

Forest fun run

North Loburn School is holding its popular Ashley Forest fun run this Sunday on Father’s Day. The school’s annual fundraiser will be held in the...

Comfortable majorities for Nth Canty MPs

By ROBYN BRISTOW North Canterbury's two members of Parliament - Matt Doocey (Waimakariri) and Stuart Smith (Kaikoura) - have been returned to Parliament with handsome...

Thieves again target rural areas

By Rachel Macdonald Lock it and leave it close to the house. That is the message from Rangiora Senior Sergeant Paul Reeves, as the police...

Special formula in Jekyll and Hyde

Jekyll and Hyde - The Musical, produced by North Canterbury Musicals, May 10-26, at the Rangiora Town Hall. Reviewed by Shelley Topp The dual role...

Nitrates to climb over time

By DAVID HILL A scientific investigation into potential groundwater movements under the Waimakariri River has found low levels of "nitrate-nitrogen" in aquifers and wells in...

Pair hop to it as show nears

By DAVID HILL The Kaikoura Hop is just two weeks away, but it's no holiday for organiser Doug O'Callahan. With the annual car show returning to...

Historic estate to be sold

Historic Tipapa Estate has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, being reborn as a North Canterbury events venue. Now, owner John Carr is looking...

New beginnings at Kaiapoi Nth

Work is about to begin on Kaiapoi North School’s redevelopment. Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey turned over the first sod on Friday, with work due to...
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