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...

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...

Chlorination prompts debate

By ROBYN BRISTOW A Hurunui District councillor says Hanmer Springs has been "shafted" over the council's decision to chlorinate the town's water supply. Cr Jason Fletcher,...

Changing face of Red Lion Corner

By DAVID HILL The removal of the parapet from the Leech building, occupied by Reid's Supercheap Auto Spares, and the demolition of the Parrott building,...

Velvet competition stalwart honoured

Stalwart honoured . . . John Barber with Royal Agricutlural Society president Geoff Smith who presented an RAS Medal for his winning entry in...

Land settlement under scrutiny at the Waimakariri District Council

By David Hill Land settlement patterns, developing a town centre public spaces policy and the disposal of council-owned property at Rangiora's Red Lion Corner were...

Easter shopping examined

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hanmer Springs businesses have expressed overwhelming support for Easter Sunday trading. A survey by the Hanmer Springs Business Association has given the thumbs...

Waipara fishing reserve proposed

A 5.6km Mataitai Reserve is being proposed by Te Ngai Tuahuriri Runanga for the coastline north from Amberley Beach. An application has been received by...

A Spring celebration planned in Cheviot

By AMANDA BOWES Cheviot will farewell winter and welcome spring with open arms during its annual three day Spring Festival early next month. Plans are well...

Locusts on the menu

By SHELLEY TOPP Locusts are the newest item on the menu at Rangiora's Fools of Desire Cafe. Eating locusts for lunch, even with fresh salad greens,...
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