Family navigates 150 years in retailing

By NEIL CLARKSON Retailing has run through the veins of the Blackwell family for six generations. That story has now been chronicled in a book...

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)...

Wheels of all ages rocked on up to Amberley

‘If its wheels, and you love, bring it along!’ And they stuck with the theme and arrived in their hundreds. Over 450 much-loved vehicles rolled...

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...

Muscle Car Madness rolls into Rangiora

By Robyn Bristow They rolled into town - purring, gleaming and much-loved. Cars of all makes and vintages lined Rangiora's High Street last night to celebrate...

Christmas Country Fete for sale

By ROBYN BRISTOW The iconic Christmas Country Fete near Culverden could soon have a new owner and a new home. After celebrating its 25th birthday in...

Trek into Hawarden

By AMANDA BOWES Three tractors, which had trekked hundreds of kilometres, pulled up at the Hawarden Tavern on Sunday. It was not a case of thirsty...

Plunket groups fighting to “future proof” their buildings

    Future proofing  . . . The Culverden Plunket rooms, which the local Plunket group is fighting to keep in local ownership. PHOTO: SUPPLIED   By ROBYN...

Kiwis at the end of fresh fish queue

By Shelley Topp Kiwis are being pushed to the back of the queue when trying to buy fresh fish due to the huge demand for...

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...
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