39 days ago

Hurunui rates rise likely as council predicts $3.3m loss from Hanmer Springs hot pools

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A significant loss in projected revenue from the Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa means Hurunui ratepayers are likely to face a 3.74 per cent rates rise.

The Hurunui District Council owns the pools complex, and in the past has generated profits to offset its rates.

However, the closure of the facility for two months through coronavirus restrictions has already impacted the council's balance sheet, and the impacts will be ongoing due to a lack of international visitors.

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5 days ago

South Island petrol prices plummet

Anna Williams Reporter from The Press

Christchurch is leading the country in petrol price falls – but the AA is asking why it didn't happen sooner.

8 hours ago

One dead and three in hospital after crash near Cheviot in North Canterbury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

The crash happened on the Parnassus Rd section of State Highway 1 just north of the town just after 2pm on Sunday.

Two of the injured were flown to Christchurch Hospital in separate rescue helicopters, St John said, one with serious injuries and the other with moderate injuries. Another person with moderate injuries was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Our thoughts are with the victims' families and friends.

1 day ago


Arthur from Rangiora

From 6th July until 19th July 9 am to 4 pm daily at our model railway club rooms, 13 BLAKE STREET RANGIORA, next to the Blake Street carpark, children can drive Thomas or one of his Friends on our large layout. Only 50 cents per 4 minute drive. ALSO for a gold coin donation you can visit our GREAT HALL and see the model railway layouts that we have. We will also have for sale at only $10 each, diorama kits for children to buy and make up their own mini model railway diorama. This is an ideal activity for a child and parent to do together. We have some dioramas on display to view and get ideas.
This is an official KIDSFEST activity by the NORTH CANTERBURY MODEL RAILWAY CLUB Inc.