Change in fire season for the Hurunui and Waimakariri districts

The fire season in Hurunui and Waimakariri disricts will change from prohibited to restricted from midnight tonight. This means all of North Canterbury will be...

Car parking and water to the fore

By David Hill Car parking and central government regulations dominated discussion at the Waimakariri District Council's meeting on Tuesday. Councillors voted to approve a change of...

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,...

Rubber outfit stretches imagination

By RACHEL MACDONALD Amy Roberts uses art to express herself, whether it's colouring or styling clients' hair at work or designing fashion at home. She needs...

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...

Speed reductions seen as a priority

By DAVID HILL Lower speed limits could become the norm in the Waimakariri District. The Waimakariri District Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) are...

High profile candidates step up

By Robyn Bristow A former principal of Rangiora High School and a former mayor of the Hurunui District are standing in October's local body elections. Peggy...

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...

Kaiapoi’s ice sculptures melt hearts

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Matariki celebration delights

By David Hill Pegasus Bay School celebrated Matariki with the unveiling of a new mural last week. Principal Roger Hornblow said the school's annual Matariki celebration...
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