Free travel period extended for Waimakariri’s new direct buses

By Robyn Bristow Environment Canterbury is offering another week of free travel on its new direct bus services from Waimakariri to central Christchurch. Transport portfolio lead...

Thomas and his friends enter into the spirit of Christmas

By DAVID HILL Thomas the tank engine is on a special Christmas mission and he is enlisting the help of North Canterbury children. The little blue...

Five years at the top

Recognition ... The staff of Cheviot Rest Home, with Sue Coleman at right. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By ROBYN BRISTOW Cheviot is home to the best little rest-home...

A new eye to the sky for Oxford

Stargazing . . . Oxford Observatory volunteer James Moffat, right, helps a family view the cosmos through the 10-inch telescope, which will be mounted...

Amberley show committee presses on

By DAVID HILL The show must go on in Amberley. The Amberley A&P Association has decided to proceed with its annual show on Saturday, October...

Vineyard’s charity run a popular affair

The Pegasus Bay Winery's Vine Run has raised more than $70,000 for the New Zealand Brain Research Institute over the last three years. It is...

Waimakariri rates to rise by an average of 1.5 percent

By David Hill The Waimakariri District Council has signed off on its latest annual plan, confirming an average rates rise of 1.5 percent. The 2020/21 annual...

Local backing crucial to business recovery

By SHELLEY TOPP Community support for local businesses has never been more important, a Rangiora cafe owner says. Covid-19 restrictions have hit businesses hard, particularly in...

Hanmer Springs pools to reopen by the end of the month

  By ROBYN BRISTOW The Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa will re-open on May 26. General manager Graeme Abbot says the pools are a vital component...

Dismay over riverside dumping

By ROBYN BRISTOW Rubbish dumped off stopbanks along the Ashley River behind the Rangiora Racecourse is "outrageous stupidity", a local resident says. One huge dump last...
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