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Dianna Malcolm

Dianna Malcolm was born on her parent’s dairy farm in Ohoka. She earned her journalism stripes working in the sports department at The Press for 10 years, before turning her attention to agricultural journalism.


Cure Boating Club almost cured Cure Boating Club almost cured

An exciting events venue – rising from the ashes of the decimated Cure Boating Club’s earthquake ruins – is expected to be completed by the end of the year. The iconic club, which has been situated along the banks of the Kaiapoi River since its 1868 inception, is easily found opposite Kaiapoi’s River Queen paddle steamer, and the Port & Eagle Brewpub.  Breeding ground for Olympians As the fourth oldest rowing club in New Zealand, the Cure ...

Taking the girl out of the country… Taking the girl out of the country…

You can take the girl out of the country, but not the country out of the girl. Former Silver Fern captain Julie Seymour was raised on Ashgrove St, in Rangiora. Sitting down to a cup of tea on a promising Canterbury spring morning, Seymour is reflective and philosophical about her 16-year national netball career, which earned her a Member of the New Zealand Order Of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday honours in 2003. This workaholic mid-courter played ...
Martin Pugh says TimeBank is re-connecting people within their community.

“Before you can share, you need to connect” “Before you can share, you need to connect”

TimeBank Waimakariri’s vision continues to reverse the disconnect and lack of sharing within local communities. Martin Pugh, who shares Timebank’s coordinator role with Jennifer Penwell, said life had happened to many communities in a way that had made neighbours and communities strangers. Volunteering time through TimeBank Waimakariri has instead given the community a proactive platform to connect, re-connect, and also to give back. “That sharing already does happen in our community, but a lot less now than it did years ...

Plant the seed… Plant the seed…

Leaving your mark on the future is as easy as putting your hand up for two local Volunteer Tree Planting Days on August 14 and 22, says Greg Byrnes. Greg is the manager of the Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust, which administers Tūhaitara Coastal Park. It spans 750 hectares on a 10.5 kilometre stretch of coastline – from the Waimakariri river mouth to the township of Waikuku. The park was established as an outcome of the Ngāi ...

Compass FM stepping up to the plate Compass FM stepping up to the plate

Compass FM is poised to achieve the ambitious aspirations its popular station manager planned for. Because from August 10, its updated sound-desk – which has arrived from the Netherlands – will go live. It signals the end of significant background work by station manager Kerry Treymane and his team to secure critical funding from The Southern Trust to deliver the missing piece of their broadcasting wish-list. The sound-desk’s software is conveniently aligned to their play-list programme, ...

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