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Funded Advice and Support Available to Eligible North Canterbury Businesses

Eligible North Canterbury businesses will be able to access up to $5,000 to put towards a range of approved support services thanks to the Regional Business Partner (RBP) COVID-19 Advisory Funding. The fund will be administered locally by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) - the local Regional Business Partner. ENC Business Support Manager Miles Dalton says the announcement of the advisory fund is a real boost for small businesses. “Right now, businesses need all the ...

Finals series goes to the wire

Despite finishing the regular season 15 points behind their final’s opponents, PCU Angels, the Kaiapoi Queens Premier Women’s softball team, went into the three match playoff series over the weekend, believing they could strip the Angels of a third straight title. Despite going behind by three runs in the first match, the Queens played their way back, into what became an edge of seat game, eventually taking the win in the 9th innings 6-5.  The ...

Point retrieved in last home game

It has been a tough season for the Canterbury United Dragons football team, and their last home game of the season was no exception.  On Sunday they faced the Wellington Phoenix Reserves at English Park.  Their fate at the foot of the table seems sealed with only two matches to play, and only two wins plus other results going their way could deny them the wooden spoon.  However, the match against the Wellington side ...
Canterbury Country (Batting) v Otago Country

Hawke Cup home for the winter

The Canterbury Country cricket team were aiming to tuck the Hawke Cup away for the winter, after capturing it from Hamilton, when they met Otago Country at Mainpower Oval over the weekend. Otago Country won the toss and elected to bat, however morning dew delayed the start to the match. Once underway, Otago Country put on 228/7, with Steve Hobson reaching 93 not out. Shannan Stewart was the pick of the Canterbury Country bowlers taking ...

Excellent end to club season

North Canterbury junior athletes were making their way on to the podium again this weekend, at the final meeting of the Canterbury athletics club season. The Canterbury Children’s Athletics championships were held at Nga Puna Wai, and several of our local athletes were in hot form. Recently crowned National U18 high jump champion, Jess Hendren, backed up that title with the Canterbury junior 14 girls title. She also finished 4th in the long jump, and 5th ...