Lynda hits the right note with cafe

By SHELLEY TOPP A former music teacher who wanted to own a cafe is living her dream as owner of Rangiora's Soda Cafe and Bar. Closing...

Food banks busy

By DAVID HILL Food banks are helping a part of the North Canterbury community they don't normally have to support, as the Covid-19 crisis begins...

Anglers get a Covid-19 bonus

Anglers in North Canterbury can now fish rivers that would normally be closed at this time of year. The Covid-19 lockdown meant anglers were unable...

Funding crucial to tyre plan

By ROBYN BRISTOW Amberley's mountain of used tyres may soon become fuel for a furnace. Former Hurunui District councillor Julia McLean and Bruce Gledhill have formed...

Resilience to shine through

By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi is once again showing resilience in the face of adversity. Waimakariri Deputy Mayor Neville Atkinson says the town's earthquake experience meant the...

Water focus must remain

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri Zone Committee chairman Michael Blackwell has warned that the "environmental crisis" should not take a back seat to the Covid-19 recovery. Mr...

Mollie’s recycling legacy

Mollie Anderson ... The recycling stalwart has died at the age of 91. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By ROBYN BRISTOW Mollie Anderson was a pioneer in recycling. Her...

Ward is in, boots and all

By DAVID HILL Ward Shearman has had an interesting start to his role as the Hurunui District Council's youth development officer. The former soldier was barely...

Retailers try hand at level 3

By SHELLEY TOPP The Rangiora and Kaiapoi central business districts have sprung back to life after the move to a level-3 lockdown. After almost five weeks...

Tourism casualties expected

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Grim news continues for North Canterbury as the effects of the Covid-19 lockdown bite. The Hanmer Springs Heritage Hotel is being mothballed, Hanmer...
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