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Arts District - November 2020 Arts District - November 2020

The three Waimakariri Art Galleries present regular exhibitions of local artists’ work and as a region we are well endowed with practising artists in a range of genres. Adding to this wealth of creativity this month is Arts Canterbury who offer a juried exhibition of their members’ work at The Mill at Waikuku.  The judges who selected the works are Warren Feeney, Press arts correspondent, and artists Joel Hart and Brent Firkin. The owners of the ...

Geoff’s 2020 vision Geoff’s 2020 vision

Rangiora’s Forrest Gump is on the run again! You can spot him running through Rangiora wearing a white and red Blind Foundation shirt. The runner is Geoff McMillan running 2020 kilometres to raise $2,020 for the Blind Low Vision NZ Foundation, formerly the Blind Foundation. Not everyone is fortunate to have 20/20 vision. Every day an average of six New Zealanders turn to Blind Low Vision for support with sight loss. That’s about 2190 New Zealanders needing ...

MainPower shoulders sponsorship for sports facility MainPower shoulders sponsorship for sports facility

MainPower shoulders sponsorship for sports facility Officials paused on Friday to celebrate the enormity of their $28 million journey to complete North Canterbury’s newest sports facility, and to acknowledge its naming rights sponsors.  With the smell of the finish line fast becoming a reality for the July 2021 opening of the 6000msq four-court building – which will seat up to 500 spectators – MainPower NZ Limited was announced as the first major naming rights sponsor to ...

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 ...
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Specialist equine real estate now a reality Specialist equine real estate now a reality

Specialist equine real estate now a reality Harcourts Canterbury’s top rural lifestyle sales duo have combined their horsemanship and acumen in an exciting new arena – Canterbury Equestrian Property. Richard and Sue Woerlee, who work, reside, and ride in North Canterbury, have been one of the top sales teams at Harcourts Four Seasons Realty for three successive years. And, they say they will continue to press forward with their busy lifestyle property sales. However, the launch of ...

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