Hurunui – A Winter Wonderland

It’s tempting to go to ground over the winter months; to stay at home in front of the logburner and head to bed early....

School’s display garden a stunner

  By RACHEL MACDONALD "What are those?" asks West Eyreton School's deputy principal Lisa Duff, as she points to the mural behind a stunning display garden...

New venue, new owner and new experiences at Fete

By Robyn Bristow A new owner, a new venue and some new experiences await people heading to this year's Christmas Country Fete. Mike Sheppard of Hyde...

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...

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...

Twenty years of exhibiting art celebrated in Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP The latest exhibition at Rangiora's Chamber Gallery marks the 20th anniversary of the Waimakariri Community Arts Council's (WCAC) exhibition programme. Eleven pieces of...

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...

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...

Future of All Saints hangs in the balance

Uncertain future . . . Waiau's All Saints Church remains off limits, following November's 7.8 magnitude earthquake. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By DAVID HILL The congregation of...

Visitors returning to Hanmer Springs

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hanmer Springs businesses are "delighted and relieved" that visitors are returning to the alpine village. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools chief executive Graeme Abbot...
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