North Canterbury

Five in ring for by-election

Five names are now in the hat for the Rangiora Ashley by-election.

There are now five contenders in the ring for the Rangiora Ashley by-election.

Kaiapoi make promising start

Kaiapoi Softball Club premier women - Arnora Hesp

Solid first outings on the diamond for the Kaiapoi Softball Club sides

Driver: 'I won't race without him'

Dwayne Terry, left, and Duayne Insley pose beside their boat named 'Constipated' on the morning of the first day of the race.

World champion jet boat driver Dwayne Terry didn't see the log that killed his best mate.

Cheviot win on premier debut

Sefton Cricket Club in the Country Premier One Day cricket competition

Sefton, Leeston-Southbridge, Southbrook and newcomers Cheviot all picked up wins in the CRV Ambreed Country Premier One Day cricket competition

Advice ahead of Hurunui rebuild

A red-stickered building in Waiau.

One-stop shop for Hurunui residents ahead of rebuild.

Crowd-funding helps North Canterbury waterway health

Volunteer work on the Silverstream Reserve has seen 1000s of native trees planted, but there is plenty more work still ...

Financial support needed to care for North Canterbury waterway.

Country music stars set to perform

North Canterbury Country Music Festival. Molly G will be performing.

Top line-up for North Canterbury Country Music Festival.

Jet boat crash victim named

A male jet boater has died in a crash on the Waimakariri River on Sunday. (File photo)

Duayne Barry Insley, of Glenorchy, was killed in a jet boat accident on Canterbury's Waimakariri River.

Hanging up the uniform after 27 years

Paul Delis has just retired after 27 years service with the Kaiapoi Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Being there for someone on their worst day has been the motivation for Paul Delis' 27 year career in the fire brigade.

Brew Moon turns 15

Brew Moon's Belinda Gould, Oscar McCauley, and Toby McCauley toast to 15 years

 Amberley's Brew Moon celebrates 15-years of craft brewing this month.

Domain washed away

The Kowai River rose and changed course earlier this week, sweeping away the bank bordering the Amberley Domain.

Heavy rainfall caused a river to change course, sweeping away a bank bordering the Amberley Domain.

Two SI titles for NC footballers

North Canterbury 14th grade girls celebrate winning the South Island Tournament

 It was the first time in 40 years North Canterbury Football celebrated two South Island tournament victories

Soap venture a 'hoot-fest'

Dancing Owl Soaps founder Ava Heath Williams loves the nocturnal hunters.

Rolleston's Ava Heath Williams is too young to have a bank account but manages a soap-making company making real change for owl conservation.

Big haul from national short course championships

The North Canterbury Swim Team contingent at the New Zealand Short Course Championships in Auckland

North Canterbury swimmers collected 15 medals at the New Zealand Short Course Championships at the Sir OwenGlenn National Aquatic Centre on Auckland's North Shore last week.

Delayed start to Country cricket

Sefton celebrates a wicket against Southbrook in the Canterbury Country Premier Cricket competition at Southbrook Oval ...

Cheviot will get to make their CRV Ambreed Country Premier One Day cricket competition debut at home. If the weather plays ball.

Kaiapoi's Baker Park comes to life

The completed redevelopment of Baker Park in Kaiapoi.

The once barren and boring Baker Park is now the place to be 

Hurunui springs into promotion

Hurunui Mayor Winton Dalley with four of the women behind the launch of Spring Time Hurunui, Marina Shearer, Claire ...

Hurunui businesses encouraged to promote the district together or "get left in the dust".

Amuri pipes start pumping

The majority of the farmers in the Amuri Basin are now able to irrigate using the new Amuri Irrigation Scheme.

While not fully completed, the upgraded Amuri Irrigation Scheme network is now operational.

Waimakariri secures AA rating

The Waimakariri District Council has received a glowing report from LGNZ.

Waimakariri ratepayers can be pleased with their council's performance if results of a Local Government New Zealand review are anything to go by.

New gym for Kaiapoi High

Kaiapoi High School principal Bruce Kearney says the school's new full court gymnasium will be built in 2018.

Waimakariri District Council agrees to grant up to $1 million for Kaiapoi High School's international-size court gymnasium.

Kaiapoi set for season start

Kaiapoi Softball Club's premier women have retained most of their squad from last summer

 Kaiapoi is looking forward to a big summer of softball

Halswell clinch Springston Trophy

View Hill Red's Jordan Kruger on Bamboozle during the Springston Trophy in Rakaia

North Canterbury had five teams finish in the top 10 at the 2017 Springston Trophy pony club championship in Rakaia at the weekend.

Doug Avery in Culverden next week

Resilient farmer Doug Avery will be in Culverden next week.

Drought, earthquakes and depression: the how to guide.

Flooding holds up SH1 work

A recent slip at Half Moon bay, north of Kaikoura.

Flooding has disrupted bridge repair work when "every day counts" for Christmas opening.

Remembering 1,200 fallen soldiers

David Hodgson with a photo of his great-uncle who was killed in Passchendaele. He will be speaking at a commemorative ...

Remembering New Zealand's darkest day on the Western Front.

Shaving it all off for a cure

Simon Logan from Eyreton has shaved his head to raise money for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ.

At the end of last month Simon Logan shaved his head.

Growing plants and blossoming friendship

Ohoka Plant Sale organisers Niki Mealings and Kath Lough.

Potting plants, pruning perennials and growing friendships is all in a days work for the team behind the biennial Ohoka Plant Sale.

Intersection crash halts traffic

Two cars have crashed at the intersection of Main North and Dickeys roads in Belfast. (File photo)

Peak-hour traffic is crawling out of Christchurch after a two-car collision.

ICE aim up big nationals

Bronwyn Dibb was fourth in the women's Double Mini Trampoline at the 2017 World Games in Poland.

 The New Zealand Trampoline National Championships are being held in Christchurch for the first time since 2006

Closing the gap in girls rugby

Amberley's Grace Brooker is playing for  Canterbury in the Farah Palmer Cup competition this year

North Canterbury Rugby taking first steps towards forming an U16 girls team

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