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Don't touch that dial! Don't touch that dial!

A fresh new look, an expanded audience, greater availability, and new and strengthened partnerships. The future is looking good... For the last two+ years we have been working on multiple platforms to deliver the Waimak App and it's associated website. The replacement platform for our new Web App, North Canterbury Online, will deliver all the current features plus some great new ones on a single platform. It will also deliver the same user experience whether ...
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We apologise for the inconvenience We apologise for the inconvenience

The Waimak App will be shutting down on June 30th. The Waimak App has been a critical success. We gained a good audience quickly and we maintained high audience retention. Our focus on well written stories about grassroots local issues was very well received, reaching 14,000 unique users. Those that took the time to browse the Apps resources were impressed by the breadth and depth of local information it provided. But despite our best efforts ...
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Police officer injured in Oxford at family harm incident Police officer injured in Oxford at family harm incident

Statement attributable to Canterbury District Commander Superintendent John Price A police officer in Canterbury has received moderate injuries while responding to a family harm incident this afternoon. Police were called to an Oxford address shortly after 4.30pm to reports of a male damaging property. On arrival at the address Police have tried to speak with the male and deescalate the situation. The male has then brandished a knife at the officer. The officer withdrew and waited for ...
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Have you seen Marni Sheppeard? Have you seen Marni Sheppeard?

Police continue to appeal for help from the public to locate Christchurch woman Marni Sheppeard. The 53-year-old female was reported missing in January 2021. She was last heard from in Christchurch around 5.20am on Thursday 19 November 2020 when she posted on her Twitter account, a photo of herself with the title “off to the mountains”. Police enquiries have established that she has travelled by bus to the west of Christchurch before her last recorded bank transaction ...

Protest Portraits or Local Landscapes Protest Portraits or Local Landscapes

A rare exhibition can be seen at Rangiora’s Chamber Gallery of photographs taken during the London demonstrations last year of the Black Lives Matter movement that went global after George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota. Photographer Fran Hales is originally from Rangiora but has been London based for 23 years and a photographer for the last nine years. Throughout last summer, she documented the Black Lives Matter protests, that had spread from USA, for ...

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