New festival aims to light up lives

Sparkling scenes .. Scenes from the Botanic Delights Festival in Christchurch, on which the Rangiora Light and Sound Festival is based. PHOTO: GEOFF SLOAN By...

It’s full steam ahead for hop plans

Wedding anniversary .. Doug and Fonda O'Callahan are enjoying Fonda's first wedding anniversary gift, a 1995 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. The pair married at...

Spring flower show cancelled

Show cancelled The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another popular North Canterbury event. The Scargill Horticultural and Home Industries Society, which has been running its annual Spring...

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"...

Northern A&P show falls victim to Covid-19

Starting young . . . Anna Gartery (left), aged 8, won the ribbon for pet lamb years 3 & 4 with 3-month-old Rolly at...

Ben digs deep for local wildlife

By David Hill A Hurunui farmer has been doing his bit to protect native fish on his property. Ben Ensor, who has farmed Willowgrove for 15...

Stats show district’s resilience

By ROBYN BRISTOW Waimakariri is weathering the Covid storm better than the wider Canterbury region and the country as a whole, according to the latest...

Food security a priority

By David Hill "Food security" has become a priority in Waimakariri's Covid-19 recovery. Councillors backed a plan to develop a "food secure district" at a council...

Traditional artistry taught

By DAVID HILL Tuahiwi School pupils have been learning traditional Maori art, thanks to a grant. A "Creatives in Schools" grant, a joint initiative between the...

Hurunui District Council accepts stimulus funding for Three Waters delivery

By Robyn Bristow The Hurunui District Council has signed up for the first wave of government's Three Waters reforms. The decision means it will receive a...
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