Father-of-six, Michael Wayne Beck, has been killed in a fall in the Acheron River near Hanmer Springs on Monday.
The disappearance at the weekend of thousands of dollars worth of scaffolding has left a Kaiapoi church in the lurch.
Waimakariri community organisations would benefit from being in a purpose built "community hub" on the same site as the Rangiora health hub, says a Waimakariri District councillor.
Damage and decay at Kaiapoi Pa has annoyed a former Department of Maori Affairs staffer.
Marcus van Klink rally driver from Kaiapoi, is looking to get back on the leaderboard at this weekend's outing in Whangerei.
At 85 years old, Betty Campbell is still an enthusiastic volunteer at the Rangiora Salvation Army family shop.