Vehicles hold their fascination

By AMANDA BOWES Cars, trucks, tractors, farm machinery - they hold a fascination that can't be genetically explained. Growing up in a family who viewed cars...

Talent turns to theatresports

By DAVID HILL. Some of the Waimakariri district's young actors were on stage last week. The Hartley School of Performing Arts' annual theatresports competition night was...

Help offered to local farmers

Farmers in the Waimakariri and Selwyn-Waihora zones are receiving help to prepare farm environment plans. Environment Canterbury has been trialling a pilot scheme in the...

Cruel lessons of war highlighted

Armistice remembered ... A moving service in Amberley drew a large crowd. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By Robyn Bristow and Shelley Topp Hundreds of North Cantabrians stood...

Noise contours proposed

Noise contours ... The proposed 65-decibel noise contour is shown in orange; the larger 55-decibel contour in green. By DAVID HILL Noise contours are proposed for...

Fifty shades of brown

  By DAVID HILL Summer is fast turning tracts of green open spaces in Waimakariri brown, but the council is not about to fire up its...

Hopes for a new beginning

Hopes are rising among Hanmer Springs residents that the empty Soldiers' Block at the former Queen Mary Hospital site may soon become a community...

Milestone marked in style

Fun times ... Oxford three-year-olds Milena Marshall and George Robertson play in the daffodil fields at the Cheviot Hills Reserve last Saturday during the...

Soldier Sam drops in for a visit

By Robyn Bristow Sam stood tall in front of Amberley School students. The model soldier wore full uniform and bit-by-bit the students learned how he dressed,...

Lindsay’s place returns

By ROBYN BRISTOW Lindsay's Place . Frances loves her new table.The Amberley Lions have turned the tables on brazen thieves who stole from an elderly...
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