Icy dip raises $6000 for Stroke Club

By SHELLEY TOPP "The Big Splash" in Rangiora last Saturday raised more than $6000 for the Rangiora Stroke Club. The annual fundraiser is organised by Rangiora...

Chlorination stirs council debate

By ROBYN BRISTOW The move to chlorinate five Hurunui district water supplies has stirred up more than just community opposition. The committee structure at the Hurunui...

Big pay rise on the cards for shearers

The push for big increases in wages and entitlements in the shearing industry will hopefully benefit recruitment and staff retention, an industry body says. The...

Government wants to ban whitebaiting in Kaikoura – MP

The popular kiwi pastime of whitebaiting in Kaikoura is at risk of being banned if the Minister of Conservation gets her way, Kaikoura MP...

White heron captures the magic of light

By SHELLEY TOPP A stunning image of a white heron landing on water won the Peoples Choice Award at the Rangiora Photographic Society's The Magic...

Hanmer Springs pools to reopen by the end of the month

  By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa will re-open on May 26. General manager Graeme Abbot says the pools are a vital component...

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...

Community stalwart honoured

Anne Duncan has been a stalwart of the Cheviot community. For over 50 years she has served her community in many ways and has been...

Artist reflects ray of hope

By SHELLEY TOPP Tim Stephenson's new photographic exhibition reflects his journey back from near death after a bad jet-ski accident. Hope - Shining a Light Into...

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...
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