Orphaned kingfishers released in new home

Wild at heart . . . A juvenile kingfisher photographed at Hoopers Inlet on the Otago Peninsula after having just caught a crab. Three...

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...

St John volunteers’ passion for ambulances

Amuri St John ambulance volunteers Jeff and Margaret Walker volunteer have two very special vehicles in their care. They have two rare ambulances among their...

Bellbird steals the show at Tuhaitara Park

By SHELLEY TOPP A bellbird singing near the Tuhaitara Coastal Park office at the Woodend Beach Domain was a treat for visitors during the park's...

Exciting new Rangiora retail development

New beginning . . . A concept plan of a new retail space to replace the building on the corner of High and Good...

Kiwis at the end of fresh fish queue

By Shelley Topp Kiwis are being pushed to the back of the queue when trying to buy fresh fish due to the huge demand for...

Gleaming Fords immortalised

By ROBYN BRISTOW A limited-edition book that grew from a gleaming line-up of 250 Fords in Dudley Park, Rangiora, nearly 15 years ago, has been...

Jenny Anderson bids adieu to Waipara Hills

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Hills and summer concerts are now synonymous. And this part of the business owes much to Jenny Anderson who grasped the opportunity...

Spitfire mural transforms RSA site

Incoming . . . The new Spitfire mural which provides the back drop to the Rangiora RSA's Victoria Street site. PHOTO: DAVID HILL By DAVID...

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...
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