Big retailers to change face of Rangiora

By Shelley Topp Rangiora's shopping centre is set for a big change with the arrival of three more corporate retailers late next year. Homewares retail giant...

Getting down to the grassroots

By Robyn Bristow It was democracy at the grassroots level. A vintage tractor on board a trailer and a ute load of fertiliser were parked up...

Road safety a life long passion

By ROBYN BRISTOW Road safety has been foremost in Tony Francis working life. Next week he will farewell the Hurunui District Council where he has been...

Wee gem back on the road again

By SHELLEY TOPP Something about the old Austin parked under a Loburn hedge caught Eric Anderson's eye. When he worked for the "power board" in the...

Cup trialling a two-day meeting

By DAVID HILL A two-day meeting is being trialled for the 102nd running of the Kaikoura Trotting Cup. The annual race meeting at Kaikoura's South Bay...

Full steam ahead for Sam Panster

By AMANDA BOWES The Weka Pass Railway has its first woman steam train driver trainee. And when Sam Panster gets her ticket, she will be one...

Million visitor surprise at Passchendaele

By DAVID HILL A Waimakariri District Council employee got an unexpected surprise when she paid tribute to the fallen soldiers at Passchendaele recently. Adrienne Smith paid...

Calls for after-hours service at Rangiora Health Hub

By SHELLEY TOPP The Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has ignored renewed calls for an after-hours emergency medical centre at the Rangiora Health Hub. Rangiora resident...

Day of celebration at Northern A & P show

By David Hill The Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Association's 150th anniversary show will be a celebration of the district's past. While the day's programme is...

Art in a abundance

By AMANDA BOWES The five star garden of Flaxmere, near Hawarden, will once again be transformed into the the largest art exhibition held in the...
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