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...

It’s time for people to make their choice

By ROBYN BRISTOW Voting for the North Canterbury Business Awards People's Choice category has started, with thousands already lodged. Of the 60 entries going forward to...

Writer to chronicle history of Motunau

By ROBYN BRISTOW Julie Brown is writing the story of Motunau Beach. Julie, a writer, ghost writer and fourth-generation bach holder at the beach, is capturing...

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...

New bids for mayoralty

The mayoralty race in the Waimakariri district is heating up, with two new nominations for the top job. Michael Bate and Natalie Leary have put...

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...

Councillors waver over shares

Coping with the dry .. The Hurunui Water Project will store water for shareholders to use during dry periods on their properties. This image...

Tourists flood into Kaikoura

At anchor . . . The Seabourn Encore in South Bay, Kaikoura, on New Year's Day. Photo: Robyn Bristow By DAVID HILL Kaikoura's tourist operators are...

Chlorination raises ire in the Hurunui district

By STAFF REPORTERS Hurunui District councillor Jason Fletcher is calling for a decision to chlorinate water supplies in the district to be rescinded. Cr Fletcher, who...

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...
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