Trap upgrade to protect endangered parakeet

By Robyn Bristow The critically endangered orange-fronted parakeet is getting more protection. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry and Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner have announced a major...

Model yacht fans club together

By ROBYN BRISTOW Radio-controlled yachts venturing out on Lake Pegasus will soon be a regular feature. The Pegasus Radio Sailing Club is being set up following...

Golden glow for Karikaas

By SHELLEY TOPP Loburn cheesemaker Karikaas was a big winner at last month's New Zealand Champions of Cheese Awards. The company has been a consistent winner...

Writers Tea Party

By BERNIE HALL There is something about The Writers Tea Party, an annual literary event that delights writers. The Hurunui Memorial Library in Amberley itself is...

New bids for mayoralty

The mayoralty race in the Waimakariri district is heating up, with two new nominations for the top job. Michael Bate and Natalie Leary have put...

Village smoke-free zone in place

By ROBYN BRISTOW The main business area of Hanmer Springs is smoke and vape-free. The village is believed to be the first in the country to...

Enshi charm in Oxford

By SHELLEY TOPP If you have ever wanted to visit China but have been put off by the long journey and overcrowded, polluted cities, take...

Former Rangiora High School principal “relieved”

By ROBYN BRISTOW "Relieved" is how dismissed Rangiora High School Principal Peggy Burrows is describing the way she feels about winning her unfair dismissal case...

Calling roller derby gals – Waismack has vacancies for you

By ROBYN BRISTOW If you enjoy a bit of rough and tumble, a great social atmosphere and bucket loads of fun, the Waismack Roller Derby...

Council efforts recognised

By DAVID HILL Local government efforts to restore the Kaikoura Harbour within 12 months of the November 2016 earthquake have been recognised. The Kaikoura District Council...
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