Region takes on a Christmas flavour

By DAVID HILL Christmas trees and all the trimmings are adding festive cheer outside the Rangiora service centre and the Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre. The Waimakariri...

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...

Oak stump crafted into table

By ROBYN BRISTOW A small part of a stand of oaks east of Rangiora, felled on private property to make the Rangiora-Woodend cycleway safer, live...

Waimakariri District Council in brief

By David Hill Transport, stop banks, drainage and the Kaiapoi River were among the hot topics at Tuesday's Waimakariri District Council meeting. Road safety, speed limits,...

Harris Meats doubles in size

By ROBYN BRISTOW Harris Meats at Domett is expanding to increase production capacity and streamline its processes. It will double its size and introduce new technology...

Reunion not for the faint-hearted

By SHELLEY TOPP Leithfield film and television producer Nadia Maxwell has a new film scheduled to premiere in New Zealand on October 30. The new high-concept,...

New public toilets for Culverden

By Robyn Bristow The Hurunui District Council is a benefactor of the Government's funding for new tourism infrastructure projects. It has been allocated $224,254, from a...

Big screen to feature local railway

By ROBYN BRISTOW A tiny slice of North Canterbury's rail history will hit the big screens this summer. The Weka Pass Railway (WPR) has a starring...

Cust takes delivery of new fire engine

By RACHEL MACDONALD The Cust Volunteer Fire Brigade turned out in full force on a chilly night a week ago to welcome two new members...

Exciting day of rallying

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Lone Star Canterbury Rally tomorrow, (Sunday, June 2), will be an exciting challenge for competitors, with a mixture of forestry and...
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