Grant to fund feasibility study on historic building

By ROBYN BRISTOW Plans to bring the Soldiers' Block to life at the former Queen Mary Hospital site in Hanmer Springs has taken a tentative...

Waterway initiative backed by block owners

By DAVID HILL A group of Waimakariri landowners are working to restore a local waterway. Twelve lifestyle block owners and farmers on Easterbrook Road have teamed...

Police turn out for a coffee and a chat

By AMANDA BOWES A coffee cart provided free hot drinks to offset a frosty Hawarden morning last week as curious locals swung by to have...

Youth artwork to lighten winter

By SHELLEY TOPP Competition is heating up for the MainPower Art Competition at the Waimakariri Winter Festival in Rangiora on Saturday, July 21. The competition does...

School grew out of a chance meeting

By ROBYN BRISTOW A chance meeting between a road worker and a new property owner in the Greta Valley district sowed the seeds for a...

Hall cashes in on pumpkins

By ROBYN BRISTOW Pumpkins have helped build the Omihi Community and Sports Hall. Proceeds from a pumpkin patch at Glenmark Drive have allowed the Glenmark Lions...

Surprise award for musical stalwart

By SHELLEY TOPP Decades of dedication to North Canterbury musicals by Dave Sanderson have been recognised in a special presentation. The surprise presentation of the Musical...

Big pay rise on the cards for shearers

The push for big increases in wages and entitlements in the shearing industry will hopefully benefit recruitment and staff retention, an industry body says. The...

Land settlement under scrutiny at the Waimakariri District Council

By David Hill Land settlement patterns, developing a town centre public spaces policy and the disposal of council-owned property at Rangiora's Red Lion Corner were...

Justin makes the grade

By SHELLEY TOPP The Rangiora Aikido Dojo's mid-year grading last Saturday was a special event for one of its instructors, Justin Galbraith, who was awarded...
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