Restored church in line for awards

By DAVID HILL Kaiapoi's restored St Bartholomew's Church is a finalist for three awards. The category one-listed heritage church, built in 1855, was officially reopened last...

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...

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...

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...

Hopes for a new beginning

Hopes are rising among Hanmer Springs residents that the empty Soldiers' Block at the former Queen Mary Hospital site may soon become a community...

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...

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...

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...

Special student farewelled from Cheviot Area School

By AMANDA BOWES Cheviot Area school farewelled a very special student at the end of last year - Yvonne Mitchell. Yvonne has excelled at the school...
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