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Mount Lawry beech forest to be protected Mount Lawry beech forest to be protected

The Waimakariri Water Zone Committee is supporting biodiversity funding of $50,000 for 150 hectares of remnant beech forest, wetlands and manuka scrub on Mount Lawry Station. Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury and the QEII Trust are working together with the landowner to support the retirement, fencing and permanent protection of this significant area.  Due to the high overall project costs ($590,000) an application has also been made to the Jobs for Nature fund.  Environment Canterbury Biodiversity office ...
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Pegasus parkrun 241 run report Pegasus parkrun 241 run report

A busy morning at Pegasus saw a pleasingly higher than average 107 parkmates complete the circuit (We're sitting just under 68 per week) including our two newbies, Carlos COWIE and Diane CRAWSHAW. We also had 11 wonderful visitors: Mike CLARK, Alistair MCALEVEY, Nick HYDE, Julian ADAMSON, Stephen GRAHAM, Andrew DURRAN, Ralph PAIN, Anna PUTU, Rosie HAY, Deborah ASHLEY and Clare PAIN. A stunning morning gave us a delightful day for a moments silence for ANZAC ...
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Even match at Mandeville Even match at Mandeville

The Canterbury Country combined second round produced a very evenly contested match at Mandeville between Ohoka and Saracens. For Ohoka rugby’s Richard Donaldson it was his 100th senior match. At halftime the teams couldn’t be separated, 10-10. However, Saracens managed to take the win 25-24, pipping Ohoka for the points. In another closed match Glenmark Cheviot continued their winning ways, getting up 27-21 over neighbours Hurunui. Ashley defeated Woodend 43-24, and Kaiapoi extended their dominant form ...
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Bulldogs bounce back Bulldogs bounce back

After losing their opening match last weekend, a repeat of the 2020 grand final against the Linwood Keas, the Northern Bulldogs have bounced back with a convincing win at home, at Murphy Park. They met the Eastern Eagles, who were first to get the scoring underway, however one the Bulldogs found the mark, they romped away with a 54-14 win. The Bulldogs will be looking to continue that form this weekend when they face the ...
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Five from five Five from five

The Waimak Championship men’s team have maintained their unbeaten run this season. In the weekend they defeated FCTwenty 2-1 on the turf at Kendall Park. It was a tightly contested first half, with neither team having dominance over the other, although Waimak did have two goals denied due to offside and handball, and went into the halftime break confident they could find the back of the net.  In the second half, Waimak settled into their ...

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