Electricity company repositioning for challenges of the future

Repositioning . . . MainPower, North Canterbury's electricity distribution company, is changing to meet the challenges of the future. FILE PHOTO   By ROBYN BRISTOW MainPower is...

Grant spurs hotel’s revival

By ROBYN BRISTOW Rodger Strong is unsure what the future holds for the Hurunui Hotel once it is seismically strengthened and the earthquake damage is...

Kaikoura quake-struck train back on track

  The big lift . . . A 102-tonne locomotive is shifted on to a trailer, north of Kaikoura. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL KiwiRail brought in...

Tentative nod for pool

By ROBYN BRISTOW A new Amberley swimming pool may finally be developed, albeit in a watered down form. The Hurunui District Council proposes a staged development...

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...

Electric car a boon in commuter belt

By RACHEL MACDONALD North Cantabrians toying with the idea of buying an electric car, but concerned about running out of charge on the motorway or...

Amy rides her way to the Special Olympics

By KATE BARBER     PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Amy Batchelor has been selected to represent New Zealand in equestrian sport in the Special Olympics World Summer Games...

Sad end too life of farming

By ROBYN BRISTOW Dealing with Mycoplasma boviswas not the way Cheviot couple Richard and Jane Maxwell wanted to end their farming careers. "It is our lifetimes'...

Mysterious object baffles

A treasure found in a local shed is baffling Rangiora Museum volunteers. Rangiora and Districts Early Records Society president Anne Jelfs says the museum is...

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...
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