Adventures of a country vet

Hogan's hero . . . Retiring vet Noel McGirr with one of his mates, Hogan, at the family property near Amberley. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES   By...

Concerns over the fate of Waikari Hospital

Concern over fate . . . There are fears that Waikari Hospital might not have a part in the Canterbury District Health Board's longer-term...

A fetching tale of love

Having fun . . . Chicha, a border collie born in Uruguay and owned by Martin Garcia Cartagena playing at North Pegasus Bay Beach...

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...

Hurunui a natural playground

By AMANDA BOWES The Hurunui district is blessed with having a huge natural playground, with rivers, sea, lakes and forest within easy reach. From Waipara to...

Tuhaitara Coastal Park a star close to home

Gateway to a treasure . . . The start of the Tutaepatu Trail, encompassing the beautiful Tutaepatu Lagoon, near Woodend Beach on Woodend Beach...

Zoning out in Ashley’s river park

By NEIL CLARKSON The Christmas holidays provide an ideal chance for people to explore the riverside playground right on Rangiora's doorstep. Most of the activity in...

Supercar in home straight

Cutting edge . . . David Dicker's Rodin FZed supercar is being readied for the world stage. The car was built t Dicker's engineering...

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...

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...
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