Waimakariri District Council to meet on line

By David Hill Waimakariri's district councillors are planning to meet next Tuesday, (April 21) for the first full council meeting since the lockdown. The council meeting...

Kaiapoi Expo and Winter Festival cancelled

By SHELLEY TOPP This year's Kaiapoi Art Expo and the Waimakariri Winter Festival have been cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The art expo decision was...

Open-fires across region require permits

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Fires can be lit only with a permit in the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts. Principal Rural Fire Officer Bruce Janes is appealing to...

Ideas for Good Street sought

By SHELLEY TOPP Waimakariri people are being asked to contribute ideas for the new community space planned for Rangiora's Good Street walkway. "We really want the...

Another blow for Cheviot

By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot's resilience is being put to the test again. It has just dusted itself off from the impact of three years of drought...

Information sought following spitting incident in Rangiora

Canterbury Police are seeking help to identify two young males in Rangiora, after one of them claiming to have Covid-19, spat on a police...

Compass FM on song

By DAVID HILL Moments like these are what broadcasters live for, says Compass FM station manager Kerry Treymane. While police, health workers and emergency services work...

Moulding libraries for the future

By Rachel Macdonald Libraries have an essential role to play in an increasingly digital future, says Waimakariri's district libraries manager, Paula Eskett. Sitting in the bright,...

More earthly pursuits remain for stargazers

By DAVID HILL Canterbury's observatories might be in lockdown, but there is plenty for budding scientists and the superstitious to discover. Oxford Area School Observatory volunteer...

Free online yoga on Facebook

BY SHELLEY TOPP Padmavati Maharana, owner of Rangiora Yoga, is providing free online yoga classes on her Facebook page during the coronavirus ockdown. The one-hour classes...
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