Fundraising for a new pool at Waiau “all consuming”

  By ROBYN BRISTOW As Waiau residents began picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last November, more than 1100 kilometres...

Buoyant mood as skies deliver

By ROBYN BRISTOW It was cloudy, cool, with occasional showers, but no-one cared. Organisers, competitors and visitors to the Cheviot Agricultural and Pastoral Show last Saturday...

Araucanas lay it on the line with their coloured eggs

By DAVID HILL If you've read the Dr Seuss story Green Eggs and Ham, the eggs may well have been laid by araucana chickens. Jose Doo,...

Georgie eyes grand final

By DAVID HILL Mustering sheep is all in a day's work for North Canterbury's Georgie Lindsay. The 24-year-old, who became the first woman to win the...

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...

It isn’t easy being green

By RACHEL MACDONALD The district is drowning under a sea of grass as a potentially record-breaking growing season continues apace. Anyone driving the Waimakariri's rural roads...

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...

Local constabulary extend a helping hand at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Ewe fair not only attracted buyers and vendors to the sale last Friday, but also the local constabulary. Three rural police...

Government looks to get tough on rustlers

By SHELLEY TOPP Tough new measures to deter livestock thefts have been announced by Justice Minister Andrew Little. Rustlers now face a maximum of seven years...

Board recommends public notification of a large quarry mooted for Eyrewell

By SHELLEY TOPP A group opposing the development of a large quarry on rural land near their Eyrewell homes was given a vote of support...
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