Hanmer Springs fires contained, roads open

By Robyn Bristow The scrub fires that broke out north of Hanmer Springs on Wednesday are now contained. Hot spots are being dampened down today. Hurunui Mayor...

Fire burning near Hanmer Springs causes traffic chaos

  By Robyn Bristow A scrub fire burning near Hanmer Springs turn off on State Highway 7 has closed roads and brought traffic...

President has long association with Amuri A&P Show

By AMANDA BOWES This year's Amuri A&P Show presidents, Hamish Macfarlane and his wife Sue, are ready and eagerly anticipating their annual show on March...

A resilient communications network vital in an emergency – Mayor

By ROBYN BRISTOW The emergency response in the Hurunui district following the November 14, 7.8 earthquake, was "hugely" frustrated by the lack of a complete...

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...

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...

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...

Highway closed two days next week

State Highway 1 south of Kaikoura will be closed for two days next week to allow work crews to safely remove rocks and debris...

Water quality assured for the holiday period

Low levels of E.coli were found in the Amberley Beach water supply on December 6.   However results came back clear for all other test...

Quary proposal upsets Eyrewell community

By Shelley Topp A proposal to develop a quarry near homes on rural land in Eyrewell has upset many in the area. A large group of...
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