Honey offers a sweet career for siblings

By SHELLEY TOPP Growing up on an organic sheep and cropping farm in Mid Canterbury, James Malcolm had a fascination for the honey bees in...

Birds make home in bush

Improving habitat .. Kate Pond in the Tiromoana Bush. PHOTO: DAVID NORTON Native birds, including rare species, are becoming more common in Tiromoana Bush. Recent monitoring...

Hanmer Springs gets funding boost

By Robyn Bristow The tourist market at Hanmer Springs has been given a $3.1 million boost. The Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced the...

Rebirth of a Balcairn landmark

Long-awaited rejuvenation .. Staff from Waghorn Builders are carrying out earthquake repairs and restoration work on the Kowai County Council Memorial building in Balcairn....

Broomfield School fundraiser

Pre-loved books and toys will go on sale on Saturday, July 25. at the St John's Hall, Amberley, in a fundraiser for North Canterbury's...

Conservation incentives proposed

By DAVID HILL The Waimakariri District Council is considering offering landowners incentives to help protect biodiversity as part of its District Plan Review. Councillors last week...

Back country track reopens in October

Back country .. Island Hills Valley camp, which provides some of the accommodation along the route. Photo: Supplied By ROBYN BRISTOW Covid-19 and the closing of...

Petition opposes quarry proposal

By ROBYN BRISTOW A petition opposing a quarry at the Rangiora Racecourse is gaining momentum. Five days since being set up by Tracey Dimmock-Rump on Change.org,...

Milestone for cafe

By SHELLEY TOPP A large chocolate cake was made to celebrate a special birthday at the Artisan by Rangiora Bakery Cafe last Monday. The cafe was...

The lure of 20,000 jobs

Living the dream .. The Brothers Green co-founders Brad Lake, left, Michael Burnett and Brendon McIntosh are leading a green revolution. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By DAVID...
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