Winter festival returns to Rangiora

  Red-carpet welcome . . . The 2017 Rangiora Festival Gala night promotion held at the Fools of Desire Cafe in Rangiora's Conway Lane on...

Florence wins her way to Hawaiian Ironman

  Kona here I come . . . Flo Lodge strides out during Challenge Wanaka in which she was placed third. PHOTO: SUPPLIED     By Robyn Bristow Florence...

Leonbergers – kind, calm, gentle

Scene stealer . . . Chaia, a four-month-old Leonberger pupply owned by sandy Hutchinson, of Waikari who takes attention in her stride. PHOTO: Shelley...

Push is on for funds to buy commuter trains

By David Hill A commuter train from Rangiora to Christchurch could be closer to becoming a reality. Christchurch light rail advocate Tane Apanui has launched a...

Morale begins to wane in the Hurunui district

By ROBYN BRISTOW The morale of Hurunui residents is beginning to wane as they cope with extended recovery from compounding events, says Hurunui Mayor Winton...

Plunket groups fighting to “future proof” their buildings

    Future proofing  . . . The Culverden Plunket rooms, which the local Plunket group is fighting to keep in local ownership. PHOTO: SUPPLIED   By ROBYN...

Kaiapoi Menz Shed helping save rare parakeet

By ROBYN BRISTOW Dummy eggs and aviaries are being crafted by Kaiapoi Menz Shed personnel for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in a partnership designed...

Boomerang Bags idea takes flight in Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP Support for Boomerang Bags, an Australian initiative established to reduce plastic bag use, is gaining momentum in Rangiora. Claire Buckley has kick started...

Battered Highfield Woolshed to be saved

By Amanda Bowes It may be buckled, bent and shifted off its piles from a ruptured fault running under it, but the historic Highfield woolshed...

A temporary pub could be open soon

Temporary home . . . It is hoped pints will start to be pulled in a temporary pub iin Waiau by the end of...
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