New trails put Hanmer Springs on mountain bike world stage

New world class mountain biking trails open in Hanmer Springs this weekend, December 6, after five years in the making. Located in the Hanmer Forest...

Smoking and vaping policies in the spotlight

By David Hill Smoking and vaping free policies, speed limits, regeneration and water supplies were discussed at the Waimakariri District Council meeting in the Rangiora...

Food banks receive huge boost from Toot for Tucker

By David Hill Kaiapoi gathered in a record haul in Tuesday evening's Toot for Tucker. The Kaiapoi Community Centre was left with bags of food flowing...

Region takes on a Christmas flavour

By DAVID HILL Christmas trees and all the trimmings are adding festive cheer outside the Rangiora service centre and the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre. The Waimakariri...

Mixed views on Ravenswood town-centre plan

Thinking big ... Ravenswood Developments Ltd wants to substantially increase the retail space available in its new subdivision, which would effectively create a new...

Hopes high for Toot for Tucker

By DAVID HILL North Canterbury's food banks are looking forward to receiving a boost from Tuesday's Toot for Tucker. Organiser Bev Wright says the volunteers are...

By ROBYN BRISTOW Residents opposed to a proposal to quarry the Rangiora Racecourse have no intention of shying away from making their feelings known, despite...

Application declined for Amberley bottle-store

By Robyn Bristow An application for a Thirsty Liquor bottle-store in Amberley's business area has been declined. The Hurunui District Licensing committee - Hurunui Mayor Marie...

Service recognised

David and Marilyn Ayers were among the recipients at last week's Waimakariri District Council community service awards. Waimakariri Mayor Dan Gordon introduced the "Mayor's Award",...

Three generations show love of tennis

By ROBYN BRISTOW Three generations of the Dalley family turned out to play tennis for Scargill, in North Canterbury, at a recent inter-club fixture at...
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