Youth artwork to lighten winter

By SHELLEY TOPP Competition is heating up for the MainPower Art Competition at the Waimakariri Winter Festival in Rangiora on Saturday, July 21. The competition does...

School grew out of a chance meeting

By ROBYN BRISTOW A chance meeting between a road worker and a new property owner in the Greta Valley district sowed the seeds for a...

Hall cashes in on pumpkins

By ROBYN BRISTOW Pumpkins have helped build the Omihi Community and Sports Hall. Proceeds from a pumpkin patch at Glenmark Drive have allowed the Glenmark Lions...

Surprise award for musical stalwart

By SHELLEY TOPP Decades of dedication to North Canterbury musicals by Dave Sanderson have been recognised in a special presentation. The surprise presentation of the Musical...

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...

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...

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...

Tighter nitrate limits loom

  By DAVID HILL Nitrate limits look certain to be tightened in the Waimakariri Zone after Environment Canterbury's recent assessments. Waimakariri Zone committee chairman Dave Ashby says...

Bid to rope in more tug of war entries

By DAVID HILL Who can beat Cam Booker's tug of war team? The Sefton vegetable grower, whose team is aptly named Grown, is looking for...

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...
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