Monster penguin identified from fossils found at Waipara, North Canterbury

3D Model . . . A new species of giant penguin found at Waipara in North Canterbury. Image: Canterbury Museum By Robyn Bristow A new species of...

Wanted: Top drops for NZ’s most consumer-focused wine competition

By Robyn Bristow Entries close for the 17th New World Wine Awards, on Friday, June 21. The awards are one of New Zealand's most consumer-focused wine...

Family navigates 150 years in retailing

By NEIL CLARKSON Retailing has run through the veins of the Blackwell family for six generations. That story has now been chronicled in a book...

Searching the heavens for evidence of life

By DAVID HILL Local students are being encouraged to join the search for life beyond Earth. Nasa scientists Dr Mitch Schulte and Dr Jen Blank and...

Silvereye numbers fall

By Shelley Topp Silvereyes, one of New Zealand's most abundant birds, are in decline nationally, a new report shows. The report compiles data from Landcare Research's...

Baking era ends for Frickers

  By AMANDA BOWES Baking is in the blood, but after 14 years of supplying the Amberley Farmers' Market with fresh bread, the Frickers, of Waikari,...

Restored church in line for awards

By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi's restored St Bartholomew's Church is a finalist for three awards. The category one-listed heritage church, built in 1855, was officially reopened last...

A fundraising tour de force

In training . . . Fernside's Aaron Hill is preparing for the ride of his life. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL A North Canterbury multi-sport athlete...

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...

Cheviot hosts a stunning show

Editor Robyn Bristow joined visitors at the Cheviot A&P Show to celebrate the diversity of the district. Ray Duncan has greeted visitors to the Cheviot...
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