Celebrated pipe band set to mark 90 years

By SHELLEY TOPP McAlpines North Canterbury Pipe Band will celebrate 90 years of bagpipe playing this October. To mark the occasion, an open day will...

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...

Cheviot well placed for SH1 rebuild

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot could become the supply town for the rebuild of State Highway One to Kaikoura. Hurunui District Council chief executive officer Hamish Dobbie...

Trial produces abundant grass in Nth Canty

North Canterbury sheep and beef farmer, Hamish Murray, got more grass than he bargained for this spring when trialling liquid nitrogen and gibberellic acid. Mr...

Prices firm on first day at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES As temperatures rose, so did prices for the first day of the Hawarden Ewe Fair on Tuesday. Two tooths and capital stock were...

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...

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...

Fish salvage in Amuri Irrigation canals

Over a thousand fish were recovered by Fish & Game from the Amuri Irrigation Scheme last week. Each year Amuri Irrigation gets North Canterbury Fish...

Jenny Anderson bids adieu to Waipara Hills

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Hills and summer concerts are now synonymous. And this part of the business owes much to Jenny Anderson who grasped the opportunity...

Guinea pigs strut their stuff

By SHELLEY TOPP The North Canterbury Guinea Pig Club's inaugural show at Woodend last weekend could lead to a nation-wide event. Fifty of the furry little...
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