Tom's fame game

Tom's fame game

A bet between a father and son over a bottle of gin has changed Tom Batchelor's life and made him a household name - but the biggest winner of all could be his band, The River Jesters.

Community spirit applauded

Community spirit applauded

Mayor Kelvin Coe is congratulating the community for its efforts in helping people through the recent winter blasts.

All for a good cause

All for a good cause

Canterbury East Federation of Women's Institute members came together for a deserving cause on Friday - celebrating their annual Quiz Co day at Ladbrooks Hall with a nautical theme.

Celebrating a century

hall2 More than 100 people are expected to gather at Ladbrooks Hall next Saturday night to celebrate 100 years of history.

Greenpark keen to replace hall

Greenpark's township Committee is preparing to circulate a questionnaire to see what type of facility the district's ratepayers want to replace their earthquake-damaged hall.

Injuries from fall

Volunteers praised


Pair win muso awards

Selwyn bands failed to qualify for the national finals of the Smokefree Rockquest at the weekend, but two young local women have had their talents recognised.


Southbridge hangs on to title

Southbridge have defended its Luisetti Seeds combined rugby championship title after holding off a late comeback from Lincoln to win 23-15 on Saturday.

Halftime lead upset by blitz

Ellesmere's senior rugby side plays its final warm-up match today before the annual Southbridge shield encounter.

Lincoln cleans out Ellesmere

Close tussle


Singer's life 'surreal'

Rising country star Jody Direen has just returned from the United States after playing the Global Artist Showcase in Nashville - and she did not come back empty-handed.

Rescue job in chilly diversion

A team of North Canterbury Fish and Game staff and volunteers undertook a fish salvage on behalf of Trustpower.

Afghani-Kiwi proud to serve new nation

Photographer looks back on long career