Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cycleway delayed due to wrong concrete laid

The concrete laid on the first section of the Rapanui-Shag Rock cycleway was below standard. Now it has to pe replaced - causing delays to the project completion date.
The algal bloom health warning has been removed from the Selwyn River/Waikirikiri at Whitecliffs.
St Margaret's College student Jenna Borthwick cycled to championship title at a national track meet this month.
Plans to use the former Blue Gum Lodge Motel site in Weedons for social housing have been abandoned.

North Canterbury lower speed limits could be permanent

Reduced speed limits in North Canterbury and on the Christchurch to Picton alternate route to make it safer in the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake could be made permanent.

‘Bug lady’ launching new book and education initiative

Naturalist Robinne Weiss, known as 'the bug lady', is about to launch a new education programme and has a children's novel being released tomorrow. She spoke to Tom Doudney about her lifelong fascination with insects and more.

Te Waka Unua wins tournament

Youthtown's super 10 competition brought 24 schools together on Friday for futsal, basketball and ripper rugby and the opportunity for students to give a different sport a go.

Classmates inspire epilepsy fundraiser

Avonhead School pupils have been learning from their fellow classmates Jackson Haig and Sakura Suuki-Guise about what it is like to live with epilepsy.

St Albans Catholic takes gardening gold

St Albans Primary School won the children's choice award at the Oderings School Garden Show.

Teenaged tennis player returns home from India

Burwood's Reece Falck has returned home after competing with the junior Davis Cup tennis squad in India.

Murray Cooper Shield changes hands

Southbridge have beaten Lincoln 27-13 to win the Murray Cooper Shield. It was the first time in eleven seasons that Lincoln had lost it.

Leeston bowlers do well

Leeston players scooped the pool in the Ellesmere Champion of Champions Pairs played at the Southbridge Green on Sunday.

Searching for Santa in Lapland

You Travel company director Melissa Landrebe visited a town named Luosto in Finish Lapland. She writes about the highlights of her stay.

Jason Gunn ambassador for health foundation

Following a heart attack earlier this year it was an easy choice for Jason Gunn and his family to get involved in a foundation focused on raising money for Christchurch Hospital.

Actor gets married, takes on drag queen role

After taking on one of the leading roles in Showbiz Christchurch's Priscilla Queen of the Desert, actor Isaac Pawson has had a new insight into the lifestyle of drag queens.

Tackle off-road tracks in a Land Cruiser 70

Toyota's Land Cruiser 70 has upped the ante in terms of safety, but it's ability off-road hasn't been compromised