Waimakariri Proposed District Plan targets rural character

By ROBYN BRISTOW The brakes have been put on the carving up of rural land in the Waimakariri District in the council's Proposed District Plan,...

Simplified consent process in Waimakariri Proposed District Plan

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri Proposed District Plan seeks to simplify the consent process for properties with natural hazards. The plan was notified on Saturday, September...

Residents give clear message

By ROBYN BRISTOW Ninety five percent of Waimakariri residents who took part in a Three Waters Reform survey, want the council to `opt out' of...

Council building refurbishment nearing completion

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri District Council meetings are set to return to the Rangiora chambers before the end of the year. Work is close to completion...

Conservation theme of photo competition

Keen photographers have the opportunity to win with the North Canterbury News and Department of Conservation, in North Canterbury's Conservation Week photo competition. Send in...

Flamingo scoots into town

By DAVID HILL Pink e-scooters will soon be seen on the streets of Waimakariri. Following the trend of Christchurch and other urban areas around New Zealand,...

Adventure in the great outdoors

By DAVID HILL A serious accident has not stopped a North Canterbury man from living a life of adventure. After 20 years travelling the world as...

Face masks an important part of Oxford business

By SHELLEY TOPP When Janne Clare's 7-day-a-week business was ruled "non-essential" during last year's Covid-19 lockdown she considered taking a holiday. "To begin with I did...

Walkie Talkies receive grant

By Robyn Bristow The Walkie Talkies have a spring in their step. The Kaikoura Netball Centre's walking netball team has been awarded an ANZ Netball Grant. ANZ...

North Canterbury Business Awards ceremony postponed

By Robyn Bristow Covid-19 alert levels have forced the North Canterbury Business Awards to be postponed until November. The Gala Awards Ceremony had been scheduled to...
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