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Restoring our fragile freshwater systems Restoring our fragile freshwater systems

When I started writing this piece, I was sitting in my Kaiapoi office on a sweltering 30-degree summer’s day, and I could hear faint “plops” as youngsters pulled "phat manus" and "bombs" off the bridge into the Kaiapoi River as generations before them have done.  Do they know that the river is deemed “unsuitable” for swimming with E. coli levels of up to 2420 per 100ml? This information is available on LAWA’s website Land, Air, ...
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Pegasus parkrun #240 run report Pegasus parkrun #240 run report

The weather seemed to be holding for the start of Pegasus parkrun #240 today, however a rain squall came over as the first runners reached the 2km mark on the out and back course. Fortunately, the rain did not last long, and we were treated to a spectacular rainbow over Lake Pegasus and the suspension bridge. We are quite lucky that the Geoffrechaun was not in attendance today – who knows what might have ...
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Tight start to the rugby competition Tight start to the rugby competition

The Kaiapoi rugby team faced Ohoka at home in the first round of the Canterbury Country Combined competition. Ohoka got off the mark first, but Kaiapoi were able to assert their dominance to win 31-12 in the end. Glenmark Cheviot had 6 debutants, Andrew Hull, Ben Renton, Ollie Sproat, Heath Cruickshank, Blair Norton, and Briarly Brown, for their match against Oxford. Glemark Cheviot got out to an 11-0 lead by halftime, and a fairly even ...

To the top cut by cut To the top cut by cut

Kelly knew that she always wanted to be in her own business, but opportunity knocked earlier than expected “I said, right I want to be a business owner and I will make it a five-year plan.”  When the Woodend hair salon that she had been working in for the previous two years came up for sale, quick decisions had to be made.  “Five years became five months” she laughs. Ever since she has strived to ...
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Senior League underway Senior League underway

The Bulldogs Presidents grade kicked off the season at Murphy Park with their match against Hornby played in good spirits.  But it was the clash of the titans to start the season for the Premiers and Reserves, who faced the Linwood Keas, in a repeat of last year's final. The Keas are chasing their 6th consecutive title. The Bulldogs were certainly up for the game at Nga Puna Wai, with Nick Wain racking up his ...

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