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...

Armed Offenders incident in Hawarden

By Robyn Bristow A man will be appearing in Court on Wednesday (October 10), after being arrested following an Armed Offenders Squad call out to...

Lone piper pipes in solitude in regional park

By SHELLEY TOPP The mystery of Rangiora's lone piper has been solved. The early-evening sound of bagpipes near Rangiora Racecourse comes from Colin Cameron. The sixth generation...

State Highway 1 South of Kaikoura open today

  The NZ Transport Agency reopened State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura earlier this morning - Wednesday, April 12. It was planned to reopen the highway...

Lack of cellphone service ‘crazy’

By SHELLEY TOPP A leading North Canterbury exporter is struggling to grow the business because of a lack of cellphone reception and broadband service. Eyrewell's Angus...

Cheviot company looks to Fairton for workers

By ROBYN BRISTOW Ashburton's loss may be Cheviot's gain. A small family business near Cheviot, Harris Meats, has extended a hand of hope to at least...

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...

NC after-hours under review

By SHELLEY TOPP AND ROBYN BRISTOW New models of after-hours health provision in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts are being looked at the by Canterbury...

Sculpture targets Environment Minister

Work in progress . . . Waikari artist, author and conservationist, Sam Mahon with part of his unfinished new sculpture of Nick Smith, Minister...

Hawarden Tavern sold at auction

Tavern sold . . . The Hawarden Tavern which was sold at auction last week. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Tavern building is...
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