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...

Third lane in spotlight

By ROBYN BRISTOW A third southbound lane on the Waimakariri Bridge is being assessed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA). The decision to look at a...

Electricity company repositioning for challenges of the future

Repositioning . . . MainPower, North Canterbury's electricity distribution company, is changing to meet the challenges of the future. FILE PHOTO   By ROBYN BRISTOW MainPower is...

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...

Wee gem back on the road again

By SHELLEY TOPP Something about the old Austin parked under a Loburn hedge caught Eric Anderson's eye. When he worked for the "power board" in the...

Railway adventure on the Weka Pass

By ROBYN BRISTOW full steam ahead for the Weka Pass Railway - only without the steam. Over the January summer break, the society will be running...

Cruisie ships urged to stay on course

Kaikoura Mayor Winston Gray is calling on cruise ships, including the Azamara Journey, to visit Kaikoura as planned this summer. The Azamara Journey is...

No picnic for teddy bears during lockdown

By Robyn Bristow Lockdown in Waikuku Beach is no picnic. But the 1st Bear Company is making it a lot of fun for the beach community's...

New venue, new owner and new experiences at Fete

By Robyn Bristow A new owner, a new venue and some new experiences await people heading to this year's Christmas Country Fete. Mike Sheppard of Hyde...

Celebration night attracts huge crowd

By Shelley Topp Celebration Night delivered a huge crowd, including many families and children, to Rangiora's High Street on Thursday night. The street was closed off...
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