Investment debate hits turbulence

By ROBYN BRISTOW The debate over investing $500,000 in the Hurunui Water Project (HWP) continued its tortuous journey at the Hurunui District Council last week. A...

Hawarden Tavern sold at auction

Tavern sold . . . The Hawarden Tavern which was sold at auction last week. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Tavern building is...

HWP share buy up to be debated

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hurunui District Council is considering buying shares in the Hurunui Water Project (HWP). It is budgeting to buy $500,000 worth of shares...

Algal Bloom health warning

Toxic algae has been found at the confluence of the Waimakariri South branch/Otukaikino Stream and the Waimakariri River near the SH1 and Main North...

Gravel extraction alarms fishermen

Riverbed extraction . . . Fishermen are alarmed at the scale of gravel extraction in the Ashley River below the Ashley River State Highway...

Ecological angle to new complex

Innovative . . . An artist’s impression of the retail/apartment complex being built on Rangiora’s Red Lion corner. The building, which is well advanced,...

Land earmarked for $150m village

By ROBYN BRISTOW A $150 million retirement village planned for Rangiora is expected to generate up to 60 permanent jobs. The Summerset complex will also employ...

Penny Cairns is making connections

By ROBYN BRISTOW A community garden is one of the first projects new Amberley Community Connector Penny Cairns wants to get off the ground. Penny, who...

Justin makes the grade

By SHELLEY TOPP The Rangiora Aikido Dojo's mid-year grading last Saturday was a special event for one of its instructors, Justin Galbraith, who was awarded...

Cheviot company looks to Fairton for workers

By ROBYN BRISTOW Ashburton's loss may be Cheviot's gain. A small family business near Cheviot, Harris Meats, has extended a hand of hope to at least...
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