Bellbird steals the show at Tuhaitara Park

By SHELLEY TOPP A bellbird singing near the Tuhaitara Coastal Park office at the Woodend Beach Domain was a treat for visitors during the park's...

Morale begins to wane in the Hurunui district

By ROBYN BRISTOW The morale of Hurunui residents is beginning to wane as they cope with extended recovery from compounding events, says Hurunui Mayor Winton...

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...

Vehicles hold their fascination

By AMANDA BOWES Cars, trucks, tractors, farm machinery - they hold a fascination that can't be genetically explained. Growing up in a family who viewed cars...

Zoning out in Ashley’s river park

By NEIL CLARKSON The Christmas holidays provide an ideal chance for people to explore the riverside playground right on Rangiora's doorstep. Most of the activity in...

Hutton’s shearwater celebrated in Kaikoura

  By DAVID HILL Kaikoura's Hutton's shearwater birds were celebrated this weekend. The Hutton's Shearwater Charitable Trust hosted a wine and cheese event at the Kaikoura Museum...

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)...

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...

St John volunteers’ passion for ambulances

Amuri St John ambulance volunteers Jeff and Margaret Walker volunteer have two very special vehicles in their care. They have two rare ambulances among their...

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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