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...

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...

Board recommends public notification of a large quarry mooted for Eyrewell

By SHELLEY TOPP A group opposing the development of a large quarry on rural land near their Eyrewell homes was given a vote of support...

Unbridled passion for racing shines through

By DAVID HILL The Kaikoura Trotting Club's new president has the pedigree and the horses to match. Ben Smith was elected president last month, following in...

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...

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...

Special connection celebrated

By ROBYN BRISTOW Rewi Alley's special connection to the Hurunui district was celebrated at Amberley's Chamberlain Park last weekend, a park which holds a special...

Celebration night attracts huge crowd

By Shelley Topp Celebration Night delivered a huge crowd, including many families and children, to Rangiora's High Street on Thursday night. The street was closed off...

Nth Canty faces adversity again

  By ROBYN BRISTOW North Canterbury is hunkering down and facing its next battle. Just as it looked like three years of drought might finally be coming...

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...
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