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...

Pest study producing results

A trial of integrated pest management (IPM) strategies in forage brassica crops has shown positive signs. The first year of a three-year evaluation conducted by...

St John volunteers’ passion for ambulances

Amuri St John ambulance volunteers Jeff and Margaret Walker volunteer have two very special vehicles in their care. They have two rare ambulances among their...

Dodge Tourer originally bought for parts

The Waipara Vintage Festival, held earlier this month, was a perfect place for Andy Munro to take his 1925 Dodge Tourer for a spin. Andy,...

First time winner at champs

The ‘‘creme de la creme’’ of pony club eventing turned out at Mandeville last weekend for the New Zealand Pony Clubs Association (NZPCA) Championships. Held...

Plenty of pony club action in Rangiora

Close to 200 riders, and their horses, took part on each day of the Rangiora Pony Club’s annual One Day Event competition last weekend. The...

Farmers tour a ‘star moment’

In 1941, when Helen Hirst was still at high school, she got a job working in the haberdashery department of the Farmers store in...

Karanga Mai excellence

Kaiapoi’s young parents college has overcome the odds to receive national recognition. The Karanga Mai Young Parents’ College and Early Learning Centre, which has battled...
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