Restored church in line for awards

By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi's restored St Bartholomew's Church is a finalist for three awards. The category one-listed heritage church, built in 1855, was officially reopened last...

Boomerang Bags idea takes flight in Rangiora

By SHELLEY TOPP Support for Boomerang Bags, an Australian initiative established to reduce plastic bag use, is gaining momentum in Rangiora. Claire Buckley has kick started...

Road safety a life long passion

By ROBYN BRISTOW Road safety has been foremost in Tony Francis working life. Next week he will farewell the Hurunui District Council where he has been...

Celebration of Maori culture

North Canterbury’s kapa haka celebration is continuing to grow. Initiated by Tuahiwi School in 2006, the Ka Matakura o Ruataniwha - North Canterbury Kapahaka Celebration...

Hurunui – A Winter Wonderland

It’s tempting to go to ground over the winter months; to stay at home in front of the logburner and head to bed early....

Gleaming Fords immortalised

By ROBYN BRISTOW A limited-edition book that grew from a gleaming line-up of 250 Fords in Dudley Park, Rangiora, nearly 15 years ago, has been...

Monster penguin identified from fossils found at Waipara, North Canterbury

3D Model . . . A new species of giant penguin found at Waipara in North Canterbury. Image: Canterbury Museum By Robyn Bristow A new species of...

Wanted: Top drops for NZ’s most consumer-focused wine competition

By Robyn Bristow Entries close for the 17th New World Wine Awards, on Friday, June 21. The awards are one of New Zealand's most consumer-focused wine...

Jenny Anderson bids adieu to Waipara Hills

  By ROBYN BRISTOW Waipara Hills and summer concerts are now synonymous. And this part of the business owes much to Jenny Anderson who grasped the opportunity...

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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