Gary sees a future in eucalyptus

By DAVID HILL Gary Fleming's efforts to advocate for the value of eucalyptus trees has been recognised. The North Canterbury farmer was named Farm Forester of...

Shareholders back irrigation plan

By ROBYN BRISTOW A piped irrigation scheme of up to 9000 hectares on the south side of the Hurunui River has been approved by Amuri...

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...

Could bore water be making you sick?

By RACHEL MACDONALD A government review of water and sewage standards is likely to change the face of plumbing in remote areas, says a third-generation...

Much loved 1934 Bugatti to stay in New Zealand

By GLORIA MICALLEF Bob Turnbull's much loved 1934 Bugatti Type 57 Gangloff Roadster has found a permanent home in New Zealand. Its sale was managed by...

Fire ban, but rain looms

By RACHEL MACDONALD A blanket fire ban has been imposed across North Canterbury as the high winds predicted to be riding the coat-tails of Cyclone...

Mounted riflemen cross Tasman for Anzac commemorations

  In memory . . . Hawarden lad, Fletcher Earl, is one of four representatives from the NZMRCT heading to Australia to take part in...

Des Moore hands over the reins at NC Riding for the...

By DAVID HILL Des Moore is stepping back after seven years at the helm of the North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled (RDA). Mr Moore and his...

Logging into a dream

By AMANDA BOWES A log house is rising on river terraces above Lake Sumner Forest Park, fulfilling the long-held dream of Steve and Debbie Board. The...

Offer could save water scheme

By ROBYN BRISTOW The struggling Hurunui Water Project (HWP) may still survive, after an offer from a long-established neighbouring irrigation scheme. Amuri Irrigation (AIC), which irrigates...
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