Payrise for Waimakariri councillors

By David Hill Waimakariri's councillors are set to receive a payrise. Mayor Dan Gordon is set to receive a $14,000 increase from the salary paid to...

Handy tips from SPCA to keep animals safe from fireworks

By SHELLEY TOPP The annual fireworks season, culminating in Guy Fawkes on Tuesday night, November 5 is always busy for the SPCA (Society for the...

Tom aims skyward in job switch

Waikari's Tom Sidey has gone from maintaining aircraft to flying them, after serving nine years in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) as...

Golfers show plenty of drive in rebuild

Community asset .. Scargill Golf Club president Nick Fairbairn says its new facility is for the community too, not just the club. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By...

Special votes decide mayoralty cliffhanger

Craig Mackle is Kaikoura's new Mayor after a cliffhanger result decided by special votes. Mr Mackle won the top job by 12 votes from John...

Picturesque gardens set to inspire visitors

Serene ... Festival-goers will be able to take in the delights of the Amberley House garden. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By ROBYN BRISTOW Garden lovers have just a...

Pounamu Touchstone of Friendship unveiled in Amberley

By Robyn Bristow A Pounamu Touchstone of Friendship, promoting the aroha and friendship across all cultures, was unveiled in Amberley's Garden of Reflection in Chamberlain...

Caterpillar migration

Caterpillar collection heads south ... The great grandchildren of Tracey and Peggy Gough, the founders of the Gough Group, from left, Harriet Gough, Georgia...

Springston Trophy gets under way in Christchurch this weekend

Springston time . . . Olympian Clarke Johnstone (left) with Robbie Cochrane, from the View Hill Pony Club, at a previous Springston Trophy event....

Mayor presides over last council meeting

By David Hill A recreational cycleway between Belfast and Kaiapoi is being explored to tap into the growing tourism market. Waimakariri District Council staff have been...
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