Saturday, October 21, 2017


Community could lose hall to council

Getting earthquake repairs on the community hall is likely to come at a cost - losing ownership to the district council.

Spring show brings out record numbers

The Ellesmere A and P Spring Show has brought about record gate sales.

Holiday fun with Black Ferns

Some of the countries' top women players visited a Lincoln holiday programme.

Murgatroyd wins top Ellesmere Rugby award

Tim Murgatroyd was the man of the moment at the Ellesmere rugby awards on Friday night, where he was named senior player of the year.

Freedom campers have negative impact – report

Litter, defecating, overcrowding, fire lighting and anti-social behaviour are key issues identified as negative impacts freedom camping are having on the district.

Tit for tat in small town parking standoff

A building owner put up reserved car parking signs to stop another business from using the spaces and in response to their tow away signs.

Prebbleton mother brings creative world of wearable arts to Tai Tapu

Kim Strange, of Prebbleton, is the driving force behind Art Couture NZ’s wearable arts competition in Tai Tapu next month. She spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding.

Springston School calls on past pupils to celebrate 150 years

Springston School would like to hear from anyone who has been involved in the school and their stories.

Environment Canterbury chairman resigns

Environment Canterbury’s chairman David Bedford has resigned due to ill health.

Ratepayers’ association fired up over cost of pavilion

The Weedons Residents' Association are concerned rate payers are bearing the brunt for the cost of a facility they may not get any use out of.