Building boom continues in Waimakariri

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri's building boom is continuing and its population is on track to top 70,000 over the next decade. Waimakariri District Council planning manager...

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...

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...

Public feedback crucial to health model

By ROBYN BRISTOW Changes are being proposed for health services in the Hurunui district. A new Model of Care will be rolled out at a series...

A Word from the Hurunui Mayor, Winton Dalley

Five weeks and another Christmas and New Year have flown by since my last column where I explained the transition from the response 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...

Driven to help the elderly

By ROBYN BRISTOW John Stopford and Graham Robertson have clocked up hundreds of miles helping the Amberley and Leithfield communities. John, aged 92, and Graham 85,...

Remembering Passchendaele in Kaiapoi

By DAVID HILL Speaking at a Passchendaele centennial commemoration service at the Kaiapoi Cenotaph last Thursday, Kaiapoi High School history teacher David Hodgson said to...

Ryman village a five-star retreat

By SHELLEY TOPP From the outside Rangiora's Charles Upham Retirement Village makes a big impact. On the inside it resembles a five-star luxury retreat. Neatly clipped lawns,...

Winter festival cocktail soiree proving popular

By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora's Winter Palace cocktail evening next month is proving a hot-ticket event. More than 110 tickets have already been sold for the event...
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