Students set sail for the Kermadecs

By ROBYN BRISTOW Two young North Canterbury adventurers, Yonni Kepes and Miriam Clark, say they are privileged to be part of a team which set...

Fire truck reborn as a home on wheels

By Shelley Topp A former specialist ladder truck for the Wellington Central Fire Brigade now goes on picnics and fishing trips. The 1982 Mack CF685 fire...

Seeing the world by Model T

Touring in style . . . Dutch couple Dirk and Trudy Regter drive through Rangiora during the latest leg of their Model T world...

Orphaned kingfishers released in new home

Wild at heart . . . A juvenile kingfisher photographed at Hoopers Inlet on the Otago Peninsula after having just caught a crab. Three...

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...

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...

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...

A fetching tale of love

Having fun . . . Chicha, a border collie born in Uruguay and owned by Martin Garcia Cartagena playing at North Pegasus Bay Beach...

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...

Hurunui a natural playground

By AMANDA BOWES The Hurunui district is blessed with having a huge natural playground, with rivers, sea, lakes and forest within easy reach. From Waipara to...
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