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Premier Women rack up ten Premier Women rack up ten

The North Canterbury women’s basketball team have racked up their tenth win from ten games in the Premier competition, defeating Halswell 89-50.  Mary Goulding again led the way with 40 points, and Esra McGoldrick added a further 23. They will be aiming to win their last few games to go through the season unbeaten. The Premier men were defeated by Checkers 78-101. Nat Connell top scored with 27, and Kieran Ball dropped in 18 points. In ...

SH1 Southbound Detours at Night from Sunday 6 September SH1 Southbound Detours at Night from Sunday 6 September

From this weekend, the Christchurch Northern Corridor team will be installing gantries on SH1 around and near the Waimakariri Bridge, north of Christchurch. This will involve lane and full road closures at night, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, through to October. A gantry is a steel overhead support structure to hold traffic signs. In total on SH1 seven gantries will be installed. Two on the north side of the Waimakariri Bridge and five south of ...
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Candidate profile - Lawrence McIsaac Candidate profile - Lawrence McIsaac

Lawrence McIsaac is the Waimakariri electorate candidate for the Social Credit party. Describing himself as a worker, Lawrence is taking a stab at politics for the first time. We sat down with Lawrence to find out more about what he stands for and why the Waimakariri community should vote for him.   Tell us a bit about your background: Born and educated in Geraldine, Lawrence has had a colourful career including telephone technician, technical Air Force trainee, ...

Air Force 2 takes to the water Air Force 2 takes to the water

Alpine Jet Thrills launched an airboat in the Waimakariri last Saturday as the first step in attracting locals to this unique adventure. Set to open for the summer, the ride of a lifetime in the modified airboat will take passengers in places where even jet boats can’t go. Air Force 2 ready for service Paul Mullan took seven lucky volunteers up-river on its first trip from under the motorway bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, for a ...
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Candidate profile - Leighton Baker Candidate profile - Leighton Baker

Not only is Leighton Baker standing as candidate for the Waimakariri electorate, but he’s also the Party Leader of the New Conservative party. Managing to squeeze some time around his national speaking tour, we spent some time with Leighton in Rangiora and asked him about his background, why he’s standing in this election and his hopes for Waimakariri in the future.   Tell us a bit about your background: Born in Lower Hutt, Leighton has spent a ...

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