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River gauge to blame for poor flood response

The Coes Ford river gauge has been pin-pointed as the main problem during last month flood response, as it was not updating water level information fast enough. 

Rowers place second at junior champs

West Melton’s Ben Taylor and Christchurch teammate Thomas Russel have helped bring home a silver medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships.

Parking wardens for Selwyn?

Parking wardens have not been ruled out as car parking issues increase in Selwyn.

Difficult fire in 40ft container

Firefighters have been pulling railroad sleepers out of a container that had caught on fire.

Township ‘shafted’ over chlorination of drinking water

A Hurunui District councillor says Hanmer Springs has been “shafted” over the council’s decision to chlorinate the town’s water supply.

Fizzy banned at school

From now on, low-fat milk and water will be the only drinks to be consumed by pupils at Glentunnel School.

Dunsandel regains its heart

The community has celebrated the opening of the new Dunsandel Community Centre.

Police work to counter further protests

Police are planning how to counter further Greenpeace bids to stop a $200 million irrigation project in Canterbury.

The brainiest school in the country

This school can safely lay claim to have the brainiest team of students in the country.

Hororata to discuss flood fixes

Residents in Hororata will meet to discuss how the township coped when wild weather lashed across the district.

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