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...

Book marks 150th Northern A&P Association anniversary

As Rangiora farmer and writer Philip Worthington put together a history of the Northern A&P Association to mark its 150th anniversary this year, he...

NC after-hours under review

By SHELLEY TOPP AND ROBYN BRISTOW New models of after-hours health provision in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts are being looked at the by Canterbury...

Christmas cheer Kaikoura bound

By Robyn Bristow Santa has called on a lot of elf and horse power to ensure Christmas presents reach the children of Kaikoura. Many hands are...

Hellers barge in product to Kaikoura

By Robyn Bristow A barge from the coastal settlement of Motunau Beach in North Canterbury, will be carrying some precious cargo when it sets sail for...

Fresh produce delivered by sea to Farmers’ Market

By David Hill A North Canterbury grower is helping re-establish trade links with Kaikoura. Sefton grower Cam Brooker delivered 1.5 tonnes of fresh fruit, vegetables and...

Virtual `farmy army’ co-ordinating rural response

By Robyn Bristow Federated Farmers is overwhelmed with offers of help flowing into North Canterbury following Monday's early morning 7.8 earthquake. However, it is asking people...

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,...
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