Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book is on its way to North Canterbury, but with a modern twist that sees it set in the city.
An increase in illegal dumping is taking the shine of the new carpark, cycle and walkways beside the Ashley river.
Ashley resident and mother of two Nicola Frame says her anger and frustration over the indefinite closure of the Ashley Bridge this week led her to set up a Fix Ashley Bridge Facebook page.
Residents properties affected by Monday's downpour in western Kaiapoi are still in the dark about the cause of the flooding.
An elderly Kaiapoi woman describes as a "classic Catch-22 situation" her experience of being red- zoned and not being able to rent or buy to replace her Raven St cottage.
Two Kaiapoi High School bands have made it into the Canterbury regional finals of this year's Smokefreerockquest.
The commute from North Canterbury to Christchurch is taking longer as transport solutions lag behind housing demand.
A bucket list mentality is driving more North Cantabrians to put their well-earned cash into travel, says House of Travel Rangiora owner Jonathan Prager.
Damage and decay at Kaiapoi Pa has annoyed a former Department of Maori Affairs staffer.
The planned new health hub for Rangiora will house the existing maternity and mental services, along with new facilities.
Rangiora Veterinary Centre is on the move, relocating to custom-designed premises on the corner of Oxford and Lehmans roads, which should be completed by October.
The new owners of the empty site at 206 High St in Rangiora are gauging interest from potential tenants before committing to plans for a new building.
The future of musical theatre in North Canterbury is assured if the talent on show in Oliver is anything to go by.
Twice in two months, the front windows of Flawless Hair and Beauty salon, on the ground floor of the Hemi Developments building in Rangiora, have been vandalised.
Waimakariri mayor David Ayers says that earthquake damage in the district justifies a seat on the new advisory body.
After losing its building in Rangiora, Don Clarke Canvas and Saddlery is opening in new premises in Woodend.
Police are investigating a fire at Kaiapoi High School that started when a toilet roll holder was set alight.
Two teens from North Canterbury will get an insider's view of political life after being selected as youth MPs for the region.
Thieves have stolen thousands of dollars worth of film gear belonging to Patrick Walsh from the Rangiora Town Hall.
Some churches in North Canterbury may be sold and closed following a restructure of the Christchurch anglican diocese.
Woodend Community Centre was officially opened on Sunday, drawing a large crowd intent on welcoming back a community focus to the town.
The three Christ Church Cathedral proposals released for consultation are drawing a range of reactions from the public.
Rangiora's new Vodafone store is the first in the country to be built according to a new global design concept.
Last week's dousing of rain should mean a strong finish to this year's salmon fishing season.
Retaining Rangiora's sense of character doesn't mean imitating the past, but being sympathetic to it.
Students and staff from Cashmere High School fled as fire spread across the dry farmland they were camping on.
Preserving Rangiora's heritage A & P building is a priority for owners Robert and Ruth Beulink.
Springbank's John Wakelin has made it to the regional final for the Young Farmer of the Year Contest and has his fingers crossed for a good result on March 30.
The residents of Rangiora's Stephens St are questioning why their telephone lines couldn't be undergrounded when Mainpower was busy burying their powerlines recently.
A youth festival ''by youth, for youth'' will go ahead in North Canterbury in April, thanks to a $6000 grant from the Ministry of Youth Development.
An elderly Rangiora man who spent several hundred dollars on a matchmaking phone service says he was pressured to spend thousands more, after only one week and one failed match.
All Hurunui businesses that benefit from the district's tourism marketing budget will have to stump up with an additional rate - from $150 at the bottom end to $1100 at the top - from July.
The Rangiora branch of Big Brother, Big Sister has taken on more help, in the form of new mentoring co-ordinator, Natasha Graham.
A Woodend man is using unmanned aerial systems - or drones - to take photographs of "impossible" locations.
Kids can cook - that's the message Marlborough-based chef Chris Fortune has been taking around North Canterbury schools in the last week.
The fire ban in the Waimakariri district has been downgraded in time for farmers to burn off crop stubble.
Joy and Arnold Pohio lost their son, Joe, on February 22, but his workmates have given them a special keepsake.
After more than two years, Kaiapoi Borough School has finally been given the green light to remain on its site.
Bus delays from Christchurch to North Canterbury are leaving students standing on the kerb for up to an hour.
Christchurch police have confirmed the identity of a motorcycle crash victim who died near Dunsandel yesterday.
The wrangle between Rangiora High School and the nursery school shows no sign of being resolved.
Work and Income and Child, youth and Family are now under one roof at the new Rangiora Centre on High St.
With the 2011 census cancelled due to earthquakes, this year's one, starting this weekend will be the first in seven years.
A significant chunk of North Canterbury could be altered forever if a proposed irrigation plan goes ahead say its opponents.
Hawarden College principal Ron Ballantyne was relieved to hear none of his pupils were injured in a bus crash.
Some form of 24-hour healthcare should be incorporated into the new North Canterbury health hub.
Projects have been on hold at Kaiapoi Borough School, pending assessment of the site's earthquake risk.
A wheel chair bound Kaiapoi man says a small change to the Kaiapoi Golf Club's ramp would allow him and others access.
Loburn man Nick Latz, 31, will have something special to declare when he returns to Christchurch airport tomorrow.
Communication of a health warning for the Ashley River has left swimmers confused.