Garden club marks 70 years

By SHELLEY TOPP Eyreton Garden Club members marked their 70th anniversary by planting a tree in the Jack Graham Reserve, at the Cust Community Centre...

Theatre building set to reopen

By DAVID HILL Kaikoura's Mayfair theatre will officially reopen on November 19. A $3.6 million restoration project has breathed new life into the picturesque movie theatre,...

It’s the last call for Mavis

Retirement beckons ... Mavis Barton pulls one of her last handles in the Amberley Hotel. Photo: Robyn Bristow By ROBYN BRISTOW It is the end of...

WDC signs off on $10.35 million of three waters projects

By David Hill Covid-19 recovery projects, Southbrook infrastructure, reducing plastics and a new visitor strategy were all discussed at Tuesday's Waimakariri District Council meeting. Councillors signed...

No-one is ever too old to be a mentor

By DAVID HILL Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Canterbury wants to hear from prospective big brothers to meet a need in the community, manager...

A day of gleaming chrome and automotive extravagance

By SHELLEY TOPP The upcoming USA Day car show, staged by the American Classic Car Club Canterbury, promises to be a "boomer". "That is because there...

Allan’s motto is `be prepared’

Preparing for an emergency is as important as dealing with one. Allan Grigg is aware of this and all the details in between. He is...

Matt claims chess title

By SHELLEY TOPP Rangiora's Matt McNabb has won the South Island Chess Championship for the second year in a row. Last year Matt, a 41-year-old computer...

`Mr V’ settles in at the helm

By DAVID HILL Ashgrove School's new principal says he has returned "home". Born and bred in Canterbury, Leon Van't Veen-Gibbon pupils having directed sold-out shows for...

Little Brix is in peak form

Champion of the summit ...There is nothing like an invigorating climb up a mountain to make a dog's day. Brix, a Cairn terrier-Jack Russell...
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