Mysterious object baffles

A treasure found in a local shed is baffling Rangiora Museum volunteers. Rangiora and Districts Early Records Society president Anne Jelfs says the museum is...

The business of connectivity

By DAVID HILL Waiau has its own community connector. Courtney Pemberton has been in the role for three months, working alongside Jess Davidson, who is based...

Nearby shops a retirement delight

By DAVID HILL After 29 years at Waiau School, Mary Kimber is enjoying being able to shop whenever she wants. The school principal was farewelled earlier...

Boomerang Bags idea takes flight in Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP Support for Boomerang Bags, an Australian initiative established to reduce plastic bag use, is gaining momentum in Rangiora. Claire Buckley has kick started...

Open-fires across region require permits

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Fires can be lit only with a permit in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts. Principal Rural Fire Officer Bruce Janes is appealing to...

Aquasports hub for Kaiapoi?

By ROBYN BRISTOW Kaiapoi could be home to a world-leading aquatic sports park. The WHoW Charitable Trust is looking to locate whitewater, surf and cable wakeboard...

The wheel deal: Cool cars will abound at annual event

By Robyn Bristow For a treat for dad on Father's Day, roll on up to the eighth edition of Rock'n'Wheels at the Amberley Domain. Several hundred...

Nth Canty housing boom easing

North Canterbury’s housing boom has eased off, but is still exceeding preearthquake levels. Waimakariri District Council planning manager Nick Harrison says 666 consents for new...

Rock’n’Wheels in Amberley

By ROBYN BRISTOW But more than 250 exhibitors still rolled on up to the domain to enjoy the get together organised by the Amberley Lions...

North Canterbury Anzac services

By ROBYN BRISTOW Anzac Day at Amberley will focus on the Battles of Messines and Passchendaele. It will be 100 years on in October when 846...
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