Regional

It’s boot camp for the netballers

Mid Canterbury Netball has been helping the district’s players work on their pre-season fitness, by putting on a series of boot camps. Mid Canterbury Netball’s netball development officer Natalie Shaw said the boot camps were a precursor...... Read More

Rural school nurtures across the generations

They signed the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 that formally ended World War One. And 100 years ago, they also rang a school bell for the first time at number 659, seven kilometres up Rangiuru Road, and 10km south-east of Te Puke.  School was...... Read More

A USB stick found in leopard seal poo

Frozen animal poo may hold the answers these Kiwi scientists are looking for. For more than a year a frozen slab of leopard seal poo, which is scientifically known as 'scat', has sat in a Niwa freezer. The poo is about the size of two bread...... Read More

#LoveMyPark hits the Kāpiti Coast

Kāpiti Coast District Council’s Parks and Recreation officers have been busy over the past week installing 10 selfie-posts in local parks to make photo-taking easier and more fun for the community. Parks and Recreation Manager Alison Law says...... Read More

Mid Canterbury cricketers up for the challenge

It’s been a long time in between drinks, but Mid Canterbury cricket returns to the big time today at Queens Park in Invercargill to have a crack at one of New Zealand cricket’s most prized possessions, the Hawke Cup. And if the Cup is to...... Read More

Makeover for Beach Haven School

The kids of Beach Haven Primary School will be welcomed to the 2019 school year with a completely refurbed school yard thanks to the unique School Buddy programme launched by Kennards Hire in partnership with KidsCan, a national children’s charity. Beach...... Read More

Four farming families vying for Auckland environmental award

Four local farming families have made it to the regional finals of the 2019 Ballance Farm Environment Awards, which celebrate good farm practices and promote sustainable land management. This year’s Auckland regional finalists are James, Nicola,...... Read More

Turpie rewrites the record books

What looked like almost certain defeat was turned into one of the most remarkable wins in Mid Canterbury Cricket’s history on Saturday and a youngster playing in just his second Hawke Cup game was the man to thank. Richard Turpie, 18, produced...... Read More

Black Caps and Bay Oval – the best yet to come

Around 12,000 people packed into the Bay Oval for the Black Caps’ two One Day Internationals with Sri Lanka, and left smiling with their day out in the sun and two wins for the home team. Yet there remains a feeling the best is still to come...... Read More

Let’s honour our local heroes

The New Year’s Honours and Queen’s Birthday Honours lists recognise those New Zealanders who contribute to our communities.  They come from all walks of life and the contributions they make are as diverse and eclectic as the recipients....... Read More