Monday, October 23, 2017

Fire station damaged by two vehicles

A North Canterbury fire station was  damaged after it was allegedly hit by two vehicles.

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.

Pool to be demolished for classrooms

The community will lose its swimming pool as Prebbleton School copes with a boom in its school roll.

Intersection a death trap, says Kirwee fire boss

Kirwee's chief fire officer is calling for speeds to be lowered on the main road within the township.

Rubble halts further progress on men’s shed

Patience is wearing thin over slow progress for the construction of the new Lincoln Men’s Shed.

“Big Red” settles into real estate after life as an army...

Ray White town and life principal Brendan Shefford, also known as ‘Big Red’, has bought the Lincoln Ray White franchise. He spoke to Georgia O’Connor-Harding:

House badly damaged by fire in Rangiora

A house has been extensively damaged by fire in Rangiora, near the Elephant Park.

Another liquor outlet for a Lincoln?

Another liquor store is trying to set up in Lincoln and people are not happy.

Man arrested in connection with Lincoln Uni sexual attack

A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual attack at a Lincoln University student accommodation last week.

Cheryl’s not crowing after chook dumping

Someone dumped some extra chooks on her front lawn thinking Cheryl Haglund wouldn't notice a few more. She did and is not happy about it.

Neurological condition doesn’t stop Meg going wild

West Melton woman Meg Watson has proved that having a neurological condition is no barrier to achieving things she never dreamed possible.

Lincoln under-15s take silverware

Lincoln High School came home from the South Island secondary schools winter tournament with a piece of silverware.

Neighbours tackle fire after lightning strikes tree

Within 10sec of the lightning strike, flames at a Rolleston property were as high as the treeline, with neighbours running with garden hoses to put out the flames.

Volunteers help students achieve outside school

Darfield High School principal James Morris writes about the role of parents and organisations in the school’s sporting, cultural and academic activities: