Big surprise in hen run

By DAVID HILL A Rangiora schoolgirl got a pleasant surprise when she arrived home from school last Friday. Five-year-old Paisyn Williams found a giant egg, weighing...

Quake’s toll on rare birds

Birds of a feather . . . Hutton's Shearwater flock of the Kaikoura coast before the 2016 quake. It is feared thousands died due...

Open fire season declared

North Canterbury will move to an open fire season from midnight Saturday (May 2). But Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) is asking people to...

Kaikoura quake-struck train back on track

  The big lift . . . A 102-tonne locomotive is shifted on to a trailer, north of Kaikoura. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID HILL KiwiRail brought in...

Baby steps in Plunket fight

By ROBYN BRISTOW A David and Goliath battle over the assets of Waiau and Culverden Plunket is under way. Local communities have thrown their financial weight...

Pool upgrade worth $4.3 million

By ROBYN BRISTOW The manager of the hot pools at Hanmer Springs is convinced its new movie venture will go swimmingly. The Hurunui District Council-owned pools...

Local constabulary extend a helping hand at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES The Hawarden Ewe fair not only attracted buyers and vendors to the sale last Friday, but also the local constabulary. Three rural police...

Third lane in spotlight

By ROBYN BRISTOW A third southbound lane on the Waimakariri Bridge is being assessed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). The decision to look at a...

Spotwood’s dash of style

  You shall go to the ball . . . Lesley Quayle (left) and Marie Symonds show some of Spotswood's choice fashion. Photos: Supplied   By Robyn...

Hopes for hotel restoration

By DAVID HILL Michelle Beri says she is determined to restore the historic Waiau Lodge Hotel. The pub has been out of action since the November...
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