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Keen to improve Waimakariri’s biodiversity? Keen to improve Waimakariri’s biodiversity?

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee Biodiversity Working Group is seeking trustees for an independent community-based Biodiversity Trust that will work collaboratively to improve the local environment. Biodiversity Working Group member Dr Judith Roper-Lindsay says they are seeking people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds to reflect the diverse range of people living in Waimakariri who are interested in the protection, restoration, and development of native biodiversity.  “We’re aiming for a collaborative approach and want ...
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Sombre day at Murphy Park Sombre day at Murphy Park

The Northern Bulldogs marked the passing of club stalwart Glenn Scott, before their match against the Riccarton Knights at Murphy Park. The match was a battle as the Bulldogs took the lead early with tries to Keeghan Woolley and Ethan Plaskett, and a goal from Josh Endacott. However, by halftime, it was the visitors who had wrestled back the lead, and were up 16-10. The Bulldogs fought with everything they had, and Woolley scored his ...

Mount Lawry beech forest to be protected Mount Lawry beech forest to be protected

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of $50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust are working together with the landowner to support the retirement, fencing and permanent protection of this significant area.  Due to the high overall project costs ($590,000) an application has also been made to the Jobs for Nature fund.  Environment Canterbury Biodiversity office ...
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Pegasus parkrun 241 run report Pegasus parkrun 241 run report

A busy morning at Pegasus saw a pleasingly higher than average 107 parkmates complete the circuit (We're sitting just under 68 per week) including our two newbies, Carlos COWIE and Diane CRAWSHAW. We also had 11 wonderful visitors: Mike CLARK, Alistair MCALEVEY, Nick HYDE, Julian ADAMSON, Stephen GRAHAM, Andrew DURRAN, Ralph PAIN, Anna PUTU, Rosie HAY, Deborah ASHLEY and Clare PAIN. A stunning morning gave us a delightful day for a moments silence for ANZAC ...
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Even match at Mandeville Even match at Mandeville

The Canterbury Country combined second round produced a very evenly contested match at Mandeville between Ohoka and Saracens. For Ohoka rugby’s Richard Donaldson it was his 100th senior match. At halftime the teams couldn’t be separated, 10-10. However, Saracens managed to take the win 25-24, pipping Ohoka for the points. In another closed match Glenmark Cheviot continued their winning ways, getting up 27-21 over neighbours Hurunui. Ashley defeated Woodend 43-24, and Kaiapoi extended their dominant form ...

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