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Local Schools Championing the Environment Local Schools Championing the Environment

Loburn School and Peppertree Preschool were awarded Enviroschool certificates last week in recognition of their work inspiring future generations to be environmentally minded. Enviroschools is an environmental action based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and country. The celebration was held at Environment Canterbury on Friday. Loburn School, who received a green-gold certificate, have developed a thriving natural environment, offering opportunities to learn about environmental sustainability including ...

Sponsorship boosts Cust School’s agricultural event Sponsorship boosts Cust School’s agricultural event

Students at Cust School enjoyed hands on learning at their recent agricultural day thanks to a community sponsorship initiative by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL). Teacher Eleanor Smith says being able to provide prizes and extras such as a giant pumpkin seed for each student to take home and grow really made the event stand out. “It was fantastic to have WIL sponsor the event because we were able to provide ribbons for each prize winner, along ...
Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō Makarini Rupene is working with Waimakariri residents to help improve cultural values for land and waterways.

Cultural land awareness creates brighter future Cultural land awareness creates brighter future

Life has turned full circle for Environment Canterbury’s Poū Matai Kō (mahinga kai facilitator) Makarini Rupene as he moves his focus from Kaikōura to the Waimakariri area where he grew up and still lives today.    Makarini’s role centres on raising awareness of how to use the land and environment in a way that cultivates an understanding of mahinga kai and sustainability. He’s excited about being back on home soil after spending the past 18 months ...

The Launch of Kaiapoi Rescue The Launch of Kaiapoi Rescue

On December 1st 2019 we were fortunate enough to be invited to take part in the official launch of Kaiapoi Rescue, the Coast Guard North Canterbury’s new rescue vessel. The following is taken from the speech prepared by John Thompson, Vice President and SAR Manager Coastguard North Canterbury Previously Waimakariri-Ashley - A brief history 1-12-2019 The unit was first formed as Waimak – Ashley Rescue Lifeboat Society in 1978 after two separate fatal boating accidents occurred on ...
Giving back to the community is important to SwitchFIT founders Kelly Payne (left) and Sam Edward who are pictured at a prostate cancer charity walk they organised at Christchurch Adventure Park.

Online fitness hub thriving Online fitness hub thriving

An online fitness business created by friends Kelly Payne and Sam Edward, who are based in Woodend and Northwood, is making it easy and affordable for people throughout New Zealand and overseas to stay fit. The duo, who studied personal training together, set up SwitchFIT a year ago to reach a wider audience and to cater to people wanting a flexible approach to fitness. Kelly was struggling to keep up with demand for her personal training ...

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