Passion for gardening a winner

By DAVID HILL A passion for gardening has seen two young North Loburn School gardeners win national awards. John Lundy (8) and Emma Walsh (7) were...

Vandals a plague on dunes

By RACHEL MACDONALD Vandals are destroying the hard work of volunteers striving to restore delicate North Canterbury dunes. Delinquent beachgoers, some in four-wheel-drives, have caused thousands...

Medal’s final journey

By AMANDA BOWES Medals Reunited founder Ian Martyn has made a second trip to Waikari to unravel a mystery surrounding a medal. Local resident Brian O'Sullivan...

Musical horror-drama comes to Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP North Canterbury Musicals, formerly known as the North Canterbury Musical Society, is busy preparing a new show, Jekyll and Hyde, for opening...

Kotuku recovering after being shot

By ROBYN BRISTOW A critically endangered kotuku - white heron - is recovering after being shot, but its long term prognosis is uncertain. When collected by...

Prices firm on first day at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES As temperatures rose, so did prices for the first day of the Hawarden Ewe Fair on Tuesday. Two tooths and capital stock were...

Council backs push for private fireworks ban

End of an era? .. The Waimakariri District Council is backing a call by its Auckland counterpart to end the private sale of fireworks....

Celebration time for Fete Gals

By ROBYN BRISTOW There were Pimms, a birthday cake, balloons, celebrities and four special guests taking centre stage at a celebration in Amberley on Monday. All...

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...

Burger King for Rangiora

By DAVID HILL A new retail development planned for Rangiora's Red Lion Corner will include a Burger King outlet. The Waimakariri District Council has received a...
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