Volunteer shortage bites

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Amuri St John Ambulance is in a perilous position. Once the rock of North Canterbury's ambulance ranks, it is struggling to crew...

Call for greater clarity

By ROBYN BRISTOW Councillors needed to be clear about what they were voting for when they considered the Hurunui District Council investing $500,000 in shares...

Action packed three days at 150th show

By DAVID HILL The Topp Twins are coming to Rangiora to help celebrate the 150th Northern (Rangiora) Agricultural and Pastoral Show. The iconic New Zealand performers...

St James horse sale draws large crowd

By AMANDA BOWES An iconic kiwi station, a still summer's day, a huge crowd and a top price of $10,000 for an unbroken station horse,...

Shearing makes return

Competition shearing will return to the Oxford A&P Show on March 31. The competition, run under Shearing Sports New Zealand rules, did not feature at...

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...

The highs of working with Lowlines

Phil and Kay Worthington are humbled and surprised at being awarded a Kiwibank New Zealand Local Hero medal. The Fernside farming couple, who own Woolstone...

Celebrating Community

Editor Robyn Bristow joined in the celebration of the Amuri district's diverse farming industry, its people and its produce at the Amuri A&P Show,...

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...

High hopes for Kaiapoi River infiltration trial

By David Hill An infiltration trial in Kaiapoi River's upper reaches has delivered promising early results. A three-year trial being carried out by Environment Canterbury (ECan)...
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