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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 ...

Beloved pets inspire early childhood teacher’s first children’s book Beloved pets inspire early childhood teacher’s first children’s book

Burwood Kindercare’s early childhood teacher and Kaiapoi resident, Shannon Barker decided in high school that one day she would write a children’s book.  Today she gathers her preschool kids in a circle and reads to them her book Shadow and Willow - The Mouse Hunt. Shannon admits it felt exciting and kind of weird to read her own book to the children she teaches, but says they enjoyed it, asking for the book to be read ...

SH1 Southbound Detours at Night from Sunday 6 September SH1 Southbound Detours at Night from Sunday 6 September

From this weekend, the Christchurch Northern Corridor team will be installing gantries on SH1 around and near the Waimakariri Bridge, north of Christchurch. This will involve lane and full road closures at night, says Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, through to October. A gantry is a steel overhead support structure to hold traffic signs. In total on SH1 seven gantries will be installed. Two on the north side of the Waimakariri Bridge and five south of ...

Get ready to race, North Canterbury! Get ready to race, North Canterbury!

Lace up your running shoes and get ready for North Canterbury’s first adventure race on Saturday 29 August.  It’s a race against the clock to find as many checkpoints as possible at a mystery location revealed on Friday, somewhere south of the Waimakariri River. 120 teams of about 340 people from up and down the country, including Geraldine and Kaikoura, will be competing in separate race category groups, no more than 100 participants per group, starting ...
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Nominations Open for Community Service Awards Nominations Open for Community Service Awards

Waimakariri District Council holds a Community Service Awards ceremony every year to celebrate the people who have made notable contributions to our District. The awards are a great way of formally recognising the substantial voluntary service that hard-working and dedicated people give for the benefit of the community. They recognise people who go above and beyond in many areas such as recreation, sport, health, youth, education, art, welfare and more. Mayor Dan Gordon says "There are a ...

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