Annual ride draws 365 bikers

By Shelley Topp A Timaru teenager won the main event in Waimakariri's annual Bridge To Bridge Mountainbike Ride last Sunday. James Corry, aged 16, a student...

A living memorial to Peter Allen

By SHELLEY TOPP A memorial plaque to the late Peter Allen was unveiled at Tuhaitara Coastal Park at Woodend Beach last Sunday (May 20). The plaque...

Celebrating Community

Editor Robyn Bristow joined in the celebration of the Amuri district's diverse farming industry, its people and its produce at the Amuri A&P Show,...

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...

No bunker mentality for John

By ROBYN BRISTOW Advancing years and the need for a cocktail of drugs to ward off the effects of rheumatoid arthritis is not going to...

Green approach to new thermal pool construction

Site development . . . Work is under way to build five new thermal pools at the Hanmer Springs Thermal Reserve and Spa. Image:...

New school under way

By Shelley Topp The first step has been taken in the construction of a new $13.2 million Rangiora primary school. The milestone was marked last Friday...

Ashley/Rakahuri SH 1 Bridge to close at night for strengthening

The Ashley River/ Rakahuri  Bridge on SH1 north of Waikuku, and south of Amberley, will be closed at nights for essential repairs and strengthening...

Quarry petition draws 4000 signatures

By Shelley Topp A petition opposing a quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse has drawn more than 4000 signatures. The number shows "overwhelming opposition to the quarry"...

Hawarden Tavern up for sale

By AMANDA BOWES Hawarden Tavern has been put up for sale by the Hawarden Licensing Trust (HLT) after running out of options to keep it...
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