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...

Art in the expansive Flaxmere Garden

Stainless steel pigs . . . An exhibit by Sarah Clarke at last year's Art in a Garden. Photo: Amanda Bowes By AMANDA BOWES The South...

Big Splash for Rangiora Stroke Club

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Big Splash is returning to Rangiora next week. The annual winter event, which will be held on the Waimakariri District Council lawn...

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...

Opening day looms for Rangiora Farmers

Rangiora’s new $14 million Farmers department store was completed yesterday. (on Wednesday) Opening day is now only a few weeks away on September 1. It...

Celebration of Maori culture

North Canterbury’s kapa haka celebration is continuing to grow. Initiated by Tuahiwi School in 2006, the Ka Matakura o Ruataniwha - North Canterbury Kapahaka Celebration...

Third lane in spotlight

By ROBYN BRISTOW A third southbound lane on the Waimakariri Bridge is being assessed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). The decision to look at a...

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...

Railway adventure on the Weka Pass

By ROBYN BRISTOW full steam ahead for the Weka Pass Railway - only without the steam. Over the January summer break, the society will be running...

Leadership Award

Waipara resident Ben Kepes is one of six New Zealanders to be awarded a Blake Leader Award. The Deputy Chief Fire Officer for the Waipara...
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