Locusts on the menu

By SHELLEY TOPP Locusts are the newest item on the menu at Rangiora's Fools of Desire Cafe. Eating locusts for lunch, even with fresh salad greens,...

Family helps St John through generations

By DAVID HILL A North Canterbury family has been recognised for its service to the Order of St John. Oxford couple Matthew and Jaimee Wright were...

Musical horror-drama comes to Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP North Canterbury Musicals, formerly known as the North Canterbury Musical Society, is busy preparing a new show, Jekyll and Hyde, for opening...

Public to have say on land

By SHELLEY TOPP Public submissions are sought on the development of regeneration land at Pines and Kairaki beaches which is to become part of Tuhaitara...

Birds of feather fly Air NZ

By ROBYN BRISTOW As a young girl Nicola Toki was an avid fan of natural history documentaries, particularly those about efforts to save the takahe,...

Easter Sunday trading given the nod by Hurunui District Council

By Robyn Bristow Hurunui businesses can open their doors on Easter Sunday. The Hurunui District Council has given the nod today to an Easter Sunday Shop...

Driven to help the elderly

By ROBYN BRISTOW John Stopford and Graham Robertson have clocked up hundreds of miles helping the Amberley and Leithfield communities. John, aged 92, and Graham 85,...

Show a highlight for the Cheviot district

Pete and Philippa Somerville are determined to keep the energy and passion flowing for the local  Cheviot A&P Show. The couple, in their second year...

Northcotes put on a good show

By AMANDA BOWES Hugh Northcote is keeping a family tradition alive, following in the footsteps of his great-grandfather, great uncle, father and brother. Hugh and his...

Easter shopping examined

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hanmer Springs businesses have expressed overwhelming support for Easter Sunday trading. A survey by the Hanmer Springs Business Association has given the thumbs...
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