Special connection celebrated

By ROBYN BRISTOW Rewi Alley's special connection to the Hurunui district was celebrated at Amberley's Chamberlain Park last weekend, a park which holds a special...

New premises for Rangiora Eyecare

Purpose-built ... Rangiora Eyecare is now in its new central-Rangiora building. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora Eyecare Optometrists staff moved into their new building in...

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...

Spring Festival celebration in Cheviot

Blue skies and plenty of sunshine created a perfect day for the Cheviot Spring Festival. A mix of market stalls, speakers, entertainers and family...

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...

SPCA’s Cupcake Day sweet initiative for animals

By SHELLEY TOPP More than 46,000 abused, neglected, injured or abandoned animals end up in SPCA care nationwide, every year. Next Monday, August 14, the SPCA...

Stepping up for line dancing

Dancing for fun, fitness and friendship ... Rangiora line dancing teacher Marilyn Frost, far left, runs a class at the St John's Anglican Church...

Many admirers for replica

By RACHEL MACDONALD Simon Lodge has a fascination for Supermarine Spitfire fighter planes, the "airborne hammers" that crushed Hitler's hopes in World War 2. The shape...

Winter festival returns to Rangiora

  Red-carpet welcome . . . The 2017 Rangiora Festival Gala night promotion held at the Fools of Desire Cafe in Rangiora's Conway Lane on...

Freedom comes at a cost

  By ROBYN BRISTOW A third attempt has been launched in the Hurunui district to manage freedom campers without self-contained vehicles. The vexed question of freedom camping...
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