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From Mayor Dan Gordon From Mayor Dan Gordon

It is great to be at Level 1. This past weekend has seen a number of community events. I would like to commend the event organisers for putting on such a wide variety of activities for our community to enjoy. The Light and Sound Festival in Victoria Park was excellent. Unfortunately the weather on Sunday saw both the Rangiora Festival of Colour and Kaiapoi Party in the Park postponed. We are lucky to have community ...

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 ...

Get ready to race, North Canterbury! Get ready to race, North Canterbury!

Lace up your running shoes and get ready for North Canterbury’s first adventure race on Saturday 29 August.  It’s a race against the clock to find as many checkpoints as possible at a mystery location revealed on Friday, somewhere south of the Waimakariri River. 120 teams of about 340 people from up and down the country, including Geraldine and Kaikoura, will be competing in separate race category groups, no more than 100 participants per group, starting ...
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Funding Round Opens for Local Event Organisers Funding Round Opens for Local Event Organisers

The August round of the Waimakariri Event Fund has opened, with local event organisers encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 towards the cost of their event. The Waimakariri Event Fund is a contestable fund that is provided by the Waimakariri District Council, managed by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) and administered by Visit Waimakariri. Applications open for the months of March and August each year, with a total annual funding pool of $30,000 per year. However, ...

Victoria Park is set to burst into colour for Rangiora’s third multicultural multicolour event Victoria Park is set to burst into colour for Rangiora’s third multicultural multicolour event

‘5, 4 , 3, 2, 1’ is the sound of the countdown that appears and flashes on a LED screen. A large crowd gathers in front of the stage with anticipation and eager eyes. A mix of people from all different cultures stand together to be united by colour in this philosophy carried through the Indian celebration ‘Holi’. ‘Bang’ goes the colour canon shooting out colours hot pink, purple, orange and yellow into the air, blanketing ...

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