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...

Minister visits Hawarden A&P show

By AMANDA BOWES Associate Primary Industries Minister Louise Upston immersed herself in the sights and sounds of the Hawarden A&P Show recently. As a guest of...

New development in quarry debate

Christchurch Ready Mix Concrete (CRMC) has lodged an application with the Waimakariri District Council to renew a resource consent for an "existing quarry" at...

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...
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