Big Splash for Rangiora Stroke Club

By ROBYN BRISTOW The Big Splash is returning to Rangiora next week. The annual winter event, which will be held on the Waimakariri District Council lawn...

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...

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...

Trust plans to restore historic scow

  By SHELLEY TOPP A new scow could soon become the flagship of the Kaiapoi River, taking over from the ill-fated MV Tuhoe. A Kaiapoi heritage trust...

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...

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...

Patoa Farms Supreme in North Canterbury

Agribusiness was the winner on the night at the glitzy North Canterbury Business Awards gala dinner and ceremony. Patoa Farms, an outdoor farrow-tofinish pig farming...

Volunteers valuable

Volunteers play a valuable role in the Waimakariri district, particularly those in the older age group. Waimakariri District Council community development facilitator Karen Lindsay-Lees says...

Full steam ahead for Sam Panster

By AMANDA BOWES The Weka Pass Railway has its first woman steam train driver trainee. And when Sam Panster gets her ticket, she will be one...

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...
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