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...

Nth Canty faces adversity again

  By ROBYN BRISTOW North Canterbury is hunkering down and facing its next battle. Just as it looked like three years of drought might finally be coming...

Silvereye numbers fall

By Shelley Topp Silvereyes, one of New Zealand's most abundant birds, are in decline nationally, a new report shows. The report compiles data from Landcare Research's...

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...

Board recommends public notification of a large quarry mooted for Eyrewell

By SHELLEY TOPP A group opposing the development of a large quarry on rural land near their Eyrewell homes was given a vote of support...

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...

World premiere of `Human races’ to screen in Christchurch

On location . . . Leithfield film producer Nadia Maxwell on the set of her first feature film, psychological thriller "Human Traces", with writer/director...

Dream result for young Swannanoa horse trainer

Hey Yo . . . Winner of almost $70,000 in stakemoney with trainer Jack Harrington at his Gold Star Racing stables in Swannanoa last...

A temporary pub could be open soon

Temporary home . . . It is hoped pints will start to be pulled in a temporary pub iin Waiau by the end of...

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...
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