Building boom continues in Waimakariri

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri's building boom is continuing and its population is on track to top 70,000 over the next decade. Waimakariri District Council planning manager...

Vehicles hold their fascination

By AMANDA BOWES Cars, trucks, tractors, farm machinery - they hold a fascination that can't be genetically explained. Growing up in a family who viewed cars...

Cruisie ships urged to stay on course

Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray is calling on cruise ships, including the Azamara Journey, to visit Kaikoura as planned this summer. The Azamara Journey is...

Trust plans to restore historic scow

  By SHELLEY TOPP A new scow could soon become the flagship of the Kaiapoi River, taking over from the ill-fated MV Tuhoe. A Kaiapoi heritage trust...

Lost local control frustrates Mayor

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley is critical of legislation and regulations which saw local communities and those with comprehensive local knowledge "steam rolled"...

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...

Geology `unrecognisable’ at Sth Bay

  By DAVID HILL Resident Ted Howard says the North Canterbury 7.8 earthquake at 12.02am on Monday morning raised the land and sea bed around South...

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...

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...

Road safety a life long passion

By ROBYN BRISTOW Road safety has been foremost in Tony Francis working life. Next week he will farewell the Hurunui District Council where he has been...
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