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Have you seen Marni Sheppeard? Have you seen Marni Sheppeard?

Police continue to appeal for help from the public to locate Christchurch woman Marni Sheppeard. The 53-year-old female was reported missing in January 2021. She was last heard from in Christchurch around 5.20am on Thursday 19 November 2020 when she posted on her Twitter account, a photo of herself with the title “off to the mountains”. Police enquiries have established that she has travelled by bus to the west of Christchurch before her last recorded bank transaction ...
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Algal Bloom in Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road Algal Bloom in Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road

Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning after potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) was found in the Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road (The Willows). People should avoid the area and animals, particularly dogs, should not be allowed near the water until the health warning has been lifted. There are also other access points along the Waimakariri River that may have benthic cyanobacteria present. People are advised to treat every ...
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Dragons cling to hope Dragons cling to hope

The Dragons were defeated 0-2 at home to Team Wellington in the penultimate round of the ISPS Handa Premiership football competition. The match started with shared possession, and with both sides scrambling to diffuse some early attacks, but around the 30 minute mark Team Wellington found the first goal after a deflected shot left keeper Danny Knight in his 50th match, no chance of saving. The match continued with Team Wellington getting a little ...
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Runs galore Runs galore

It was runs galore at Sefton Domain, as the home side defeated Oxford Rangiora, and retained their place at the top of the table. Oxford Rangiora batted first and put a great score on the board, 267/6. Opener Calvin Scott got the ball rolling with 54, along with 46 from Lachie Stove, and 44 from David Fulton. But it was Luke Waghorn smashing 90 from 47 balls that pushed the total up setting the ...
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Big weekend for softball Big weekend for softball

The weekend brought double headers on Saturday and Sunday for both the Kaiapoi Kings and Queens in the Premier softball competition.  The Kings were able to win two of their four games. On Saturday, at home on their new Norman Kirk Park pitches, they went down to Papanui 0-5 in the first match, but they pulled off a tight 1-0 win over the PCU Devils in their second. Hunter Simpson got home on a wild ...

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