Concerns over the fate of Waikari Hospital

Concern over fate . . . There are fears that Waikari Hospital might not have a part in the Canterbury District Health Board's longer-term...

Battered Highfield Woolshed to be saved

By Amanda Bowes It may be buckled, bent and shifted off its piles from a ruptured fault running under it, but the historic Highfield woolshed...

Historic estate to be sold

Historic Tipapa Estate has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, being reborn as a North Canterbury events venue. Now, owner John Carr is looking...

Baking era ends for Frickers

  By AMANDA BOWES Baking is in the blood, but after 14 years of supplying the Amberley Farmers' Market with fresh bread, the Frickers, of Waikari,...

Leonbergers – kind, calm, gentle

Scene stealer . . . Chaia, a four-month-old Leonberger pupply owned by sandy Hutchinson, of Waikari who takes attention in her stride. PHOTO: Shelley...

Adventures of a country vet

Hogan's hero . . . Retiring vet Noel McGirr with one of his mates, Hogan, at the family property near Amberley. PHOTO: AMANDA BOWES   By...

Supercar in home straight

Cutting edge . . . David Dicker's Rodin FZed supercar is being readied for the world stage. The car was built t Dicker's engineering...

St James horse sale draws large crowd

By AMANDA BOWES An iconic kiwi station, a still summer's day, a huge crowd and a top price of $10,000 for an unbroken station horse,...

Exciting new Rangiora retail development

New beginning . . . A concept plan of a new retail space to replace the building on the corner of High and Good...

Trust plans to restore historic scow

  By SHELLEY TOPP A new scow could soon become the flagship of the Kaiapoi River, taking over from the ill-fated MV Tuhoe. A Kaiapoi heritage trust...
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