Successful first season for aqua play park

By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi's aqua play park Trust has overcome its challenges to enjoy a successful first season. The aqua play park has been packed away...

Rangiora Rotary spring bulb sale

North Canterbury primary school children will benefit from the annual Rangiora Rotary Club spring bulb sale. The proceeds of the club's annual bulb sale will...

Moving up the road to Rangiora

By DAVID HILL In his 10 years at Kaiapoi High School, Bruce Kearney has overseen a transformation to become the school of choice for many...

Mural a community masterpiece

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot's community has been captured in a swish, colourful mural now gracing the south wall of the Knox Community Centre. The Di Dixon...

Chris Luxon backs Matt Doocey as a future mental health...

ADAM BURNS, LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTER National Party leader Christopher Luxon is backing his "great mate and body double", on the front bench, to lift the...

Car wrecked in driveway

By Robyn Bristow A young couple's car has been wrecked in their Woodend driveway after two youths jumped on the roof, caving it in, and...

World-record breaking runner also talented artist

By SHELLEY TOPP Kaiapoi's world record-breaking long-distance runner, Emma Timmis, is excited to have her first solo art exhibition. There are 26 images in the Emma...

History changes lauded by education leaders

By ADAM BURNS, LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTER A North Canterbury school principal says pupils may be apprehensive when the revamped history curriculum is introduced into classrooms. Kaiapoi...

Demolition of hospital begins

Demolition of hospital begins . . . Work has begun knocking down the old Rangiora Hospital after work was completed to remove asbestos from the...

Brakes still on Flyride operation at Hanmer Springs

ADAM BURNS, LOCAL DEMOCRACY REPORTER Multimillion dollar plans for a proposed flyride tourist attraction in Hanmer Springs appear set to take off, despite ongoing objections...
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