45 days ago

Keeping it in the family: Nana and grandson win national music awards

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A singing dynasty spanning three generations won big in the weekend when a grandmother and her grandson took away two national titles.

Sharon Russell and Josh Keating competed at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Taupō last weekend. Russell won Veteran Country Entertainer of the Year and Keating was named Intermediate Country Entertainer of the Year.

For Russell, an accomplished singer of 30 years, seeing her grandson win was a fantastic experience. “This is an elite competition ... it was pretty special.”

Josh’s parents have also won awards – the couple took home the Senior Entertainer of the Year award along with Russell when they competed as family music trio Always at Heart in 2016.

Congratulations Sharon and Josh!

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1 day ago

Tell us your Canterbury favourites

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.

Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything else that you enjoy to do in our backyard.

Please leave submissions of your favourite summer foods/places/activities and where to find them below in the comments, or by emailing reporters@press.co.nz

9 hours ago


Brian from Rangiora

Last night on seven sharp a weather man recommended a weather app, weatherpro. I put it on my phone and it changed all my settings. A friend of mine had the same problem. It is also hard to delete. Be wary.