Prices firm on first day at Hawarden Ewe Fair

By AMANDA BOWES As temperatures rose, so did prices for the first day of the Hawarden Ewe Fair on Tuesday. Two tooths and capital stock were...

Kaikoura tourism operators optimistic

By DAVID HILL Kaikoura's marine tourism is operating, but at "winter levels". Local tourism operators remain optimistic about the future, despite the realisation they will effectively...

Ewes flock to annual Hawarden fair

By AMANDA BOWES The number of sheep on offer at the upcoming Hawarden Ewe Fair has surprised stock agents and has resulted in a two...

Former Rangiora High School principal “relieved”

By ROBYN BRISTOW "Relieved" is how dismissed Rangiora High School Principal Peggy Burrows is describing the way she feels about winning her unfair dismissal case...

New Year honour for anaesthetist

By SHELLEY TOPP Christchurch specialist anaesthetist John Hyndman, who lives in Clarkville, has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)...

Christmas Country Fete for sale

By ROBYN BRISTOW The iconic Christmas Country Fete near Culverden could soon have a new owner and a new home. After celebrating its 25th birthday in...

Special student farewelled from Cheviot Area School

By AMANDA BOWES Cheviot Area school farewelled a very special student at the end of last year - Yvonne Mitchell. Yvonne has excelled at the school...

Visitors returning to Hanmer Springs

By ROBYN BRISTOW Hanmer Springs businesses are "delighted and relieved" that visitors are returning to the alpine village. Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools chief executive Graeme Abbot...

Intercity hits the road again

  By Robyn Bristow South Island locals and international visitors will be able to visit Kaikoura by bus again for the first time since last year's...

Building boom continues in Waimakariri

By DAVID HILL Waimakariri's building boom is continuing and its population is on track to top 70,000 over the next decade. Waimakariri District Council planning manager...
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