Special votes decide mayoralty cliffhanger

Craig Mackle is Kaikoura's new Mayor after a cliffhanger result decided by special votes. Mr Mackle won the top job by 12 votes from John...

Cruel lessons of war highlighted

Armistice remembered ... A moving service in Amberley drew a large crowd. PHOTO: ROBYN BRISTOW By Robyn Bristow and Shelley Topp Hundreds of North Cantabrians stood...

Abandoned kittens overwhelm cat group

By DAVID HILL The long, hot summer has left Cat Care Inc overwhelmed with abandoned kittens. President Betty Jones says Cat Care has 42 kittens and...

Cycle link formally opens

By SHELLEY TOPP A large crowd turned out for the official opening of the Passchendaele Memorial Path in Kaiapoi last Saturday, including Oscar the orangutan. The...

Hail pelts Amberley plant farm

By Robyn Bristow Hail ripped nets and peppered plants at CJ's Plant Farm on the outskirts of Amberley on Wednesday afternoon, leaving many plants battered...

Work to begin on war memorial

By DAVID HILL Planning is complete and work is about to start on Woodend's war memorial. Woodend Lions president Ian Lennie says $54,000 has been raised. Now,...

Helping hand just a whistle away

  By ROBYN BRISTOW ``If you need a hand, give me a whistle''. This is the catch phrase of a new police initiative which will be launched...

Spring Festival celebration in Cheviot

Blue skies and plenty of sunshine created a perfect day for the Cheviot Spring Festival. A mix of market stalls, speakers, entertainers and family...

Ellesmere A&P show cancelled

By David Hill Covid-19 has claimed another Canterbury A&P show. The Ellesmere A&P Association committee has decided to cancel the 2020 Selwyn Spring Show, which would...

Change in camping bylaw irks Hanmer businesses

'We have serious misgivings about the process of how this decision was reached and the impact that this is likely to have had on...
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