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Balcairn-based sports vet Sara Bagheri pictured with her dogs Mini and Nala, wants to set up a community vet service for those who cannot afford the cost of veterinary care.

Making veterinary vision a reality Making veterinary vision a reality

For sports vet Sara Bagheri, delivering her first chiropractic course to international vets became an exercise in adaptability when most students had to leave New Zealand part way through their studies. Sara, who provides holistic veterinary care to animals ranging from dogs through to goats and horses through her business Zoominals, was running the Balcairn-based course for vets and chiropractors from Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, along with lecturers from the UK and Germany. “We’d finished ...
Winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has won the inaugural Thrive Fund Award for North Canterbury women who are taking their businesses to the next level.

Award helps expand Waipara winemaker’s business Award helps expand Waipara winemaker’s business

Waipara-based winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has been awarded the first Thrive Fund business scholarship from public relations consultancy Real Communications. Jess will use the funding for business mentoring to help expand her boutique organic wine brand which is currently exported to Japan and Australia. Ekleipsis Wine is also available in select restaurants throughout New Zealand and from Vino Fino in Christchurch. “I am standing on a platform and I’m about to take a big ...

Solidarity solid in Rangiora Solidarity solid in Rangiora

Having an online presence was the game-changer for retailers in Rangiora during the Level 4 lockdown, and now it is the community support which is warming the hearts of the town’s small business owners. I’Adore Homeware and Gifts’ Ashe Grice said last December she had agonised over the amount of time she had put into establishing a website for their Durham St business. Together with Debbie Grice this popular mother-and-daughter combination offer a collaboration of ...
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Clean Sweep for Seniors Clean Sweep for Seniors

It was a clean sweep for the Northern Bulldogs senior teams at the weekend. The Premiers retained their unbeaten run with a win over the Eastern Eagles. It was a pulsating match at Wainoni Park, as the Bulldogs fought back from a 10-16 deficit at halftime to win 26-22. The Canterbury Cup reserves defeated the Eastern Eagles comfortably 34-4, and the Presidents grade picked up a win 12-8 over the Addington Eagles. The juniors didn’t ...
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Rangiora women overpowered Rangiora women overpowered

The Rangiora women’s Premier Hockey team met table leaders Avon at the Waimakariri Turf over the weekend. Whilst the first half was a relatively even affair, it was Avon who were able to convert their chances and take the match 1-4. In the Premier men’s match, the Rangiora team were able to take a highly contested match against Avon, 2-1. The division 2-3 Rangiora women’s D2 team had no trouble scoring in their match, winning ...

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