Government wants to ban whitebaiting in Kaikoura – MP

The popular kiwi pastime of whitebaiting in Kaikoura is at risk of being banned if the Minister of Conservation gets her way, Kaikoura MP...

Matariki celebration delights

By David Hill Pegasus Bay School celebrated Matariki with the unveiling of a new mural last week. Principal Roger Hornblow said the school's annual Matariki celebration...

Waipara fishing reserve proposed

A 5.6km Mataitai Reserve is being proposed by Te Ngai Tuahuriri Runanga for the coastline north from Amberley Beach. An application has been received by...

Pop-up store for Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Macpac will open a new pop-up store in Rangiora on Monday. The Australian-owned company, established by New...

Kyle digs deep for two medals

By DAVID HILL Rangiora athlete Kyle Harpur has earned the praise of his coach after his impressive medal haul at the recent Special Olympics World...

Algal Bloom health warning

Toxic algae has been found at the confluence of the Waimakariri South branch/Otukaikino Stream and the Waimakariri River near the SH1 and Main North...

Council looks to spread the cost of treating water supplies

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is considering sharing the burden among ratepayers of funding the ultraviolet (UV) treatment of water supplies. The council, as...

`I still really can’t believe it’

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hawarden's Miriam Clark steeled herself waiting for a decision on whether she had been awarded a John Waller Memorial Scholarship. The 18-year-old former...

Poignant win for Sharon: `It means so much to me’

By SHELLEY TOPP A moving rendition of a heartfelt song Kaiapoi's Sharon Russell wrote in memory of her son Daniel, who died in a mining...
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