Queens Birthday honours letter felt like a big “hug”

By SHELLEY TOPP Bernadette Hall received a letter asking if she would accept a Queen's Birthday Honour for services to literature it made her feel...

Hurunui says thank you New Zealand

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui district thanked New Zealand last Friday night. A Special Community Service Award was accepted by Waiau Volunteer Fire Brigade chief fire...

Kaiapoi marks a day for all New Zealanders

A colourful multi-cultural Waitangi Day family festival at Kaiapoi's Trousselot Park on Tuesday, drew a huge crowd who enjoyed music, entertainment, activities and games....

Penny Cairns is making connections

By ROBYN BRISTOW A community garden is one of the first projects new Amberley Community Connector Penny Cairns wants to get off the ground. Penny, who...

Fruitful vine run to be staged gain

By ROBYN BRISTOW Pegasus Bay Winery is opening its vineyard in aid of the New Zealand Brain Research Institute again early next year for Vine...

Cattle section cancelled

By ROBYN BRISTOW The cattle section at the Oxford A&P show at Easter has been cancelled due to the Mycoplasma bovis outbreak. About 150 cattle normally...

Dust monitoring wait criticised

By Shelley Topp The Isaac Road Community Association has criticised the long wait for a dust monitoring programme at Yaldhurst quarries. The association is opposing Christchurch...

Gin Rummy a winner

By SHELLEY TOPP When it comes to winning races manners are a big advantage especially at premier meetings when the stakes are high. Gin Rummy, a...

Rocking in Hawarden

By AMANDA BOWES Big hair, big music, big guitar solos and big egos come together in Rock of Ages - High School edition next Thursday...

Global award for Kaikoura’s rail and road earthquake recovery

The rebuild of the main north railway and State Highway One following the Kaikoura earthquake has earned global recognition. KiwiRail, the New Zealand Transport Agency...
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