Leithfield Club boxing well above its weight

By ROBYN BRISTOW Boxing has turned Bo-Dean (Missy) Blackburn's life around. Missy is fit, trim, doesn't drink and is a no nonsense sort of gal. "I was...

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...

Schoolgirl shining light in Canterbury team

Determination . . . Grace Brooker, with ball in hand, charges to the try line in a match against Hanan Shield at the South...

‘Chance of a lifetime’ for AIMS Games teams

Kaiapoi North School students are flying out to Tauranga this weekend for ‘‘the change of a lifetime’’. The school has entered boys’ and girls’ basketball...

Swannanoa dancer NZ’s top junior

New Zealand’s top junior dancer Swannanoa’s Sophie Johnstone, aged 9, initially had no interest in dancing. But that changed four years ago when she was...

Land to be transformed

By DAVID HILL It's an unremarkable stretch of land, punctuated by a few trees and a handful of buildings that have seen better days. Over the...

Local surfer makes waves

By ROBYN BRISTOW A young North Canterbury surfer is making big waves in the surfing world. Campbell Heasley (10), of Amberley, has just arrived home from...

Greenkeeper Murray rolls with the best

By Robyn Bristow Murray Dickson has a keen eye for levels and disease and knows how important the local bowling club is to his Cheviot...

Amy rides her way to the Special Olympics

By KATE BARBER     PHOTOS: SUPPLIED Amy Batchelor has been selected to represent New Zealand in equestrian sport in the Special Olympics World Summer Games...

Indoor sports facility mooted for Waimakariri district

By DAVID HILL A state of the art indoor sports facility could be on the horizon for the Waimakariri district. While it is not part of...
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