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Jim Harland, the new Chief Executive for Waimakariri District Council

New Chief Executive Appointed for Waimakariri District Council New Chief Executive Appointed for Waimakariri District Council

Mayor Dan Gordon today announced the appointment of Waimakariri District Council’s new Chief Executive, Jim Harland. Most recently Mr Harland was the director of regional relationships for Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.  Before joining the transport agency Jim was Chief Executive of Dunedin City Council for 11 years. Prior to that role he held the position of Director of Strategy and Policy, then Policy and Planning at North Shore City Council utilising Jim’s background in planning ...

‘Come and meet us’ ‘Come and meet us’

A New Zealand-born television celebrity who is making a living catching rogue bulls in Australia’s Northern Territory won the barrel racing section, and took over the No. 1 spot in the race for the nationals at the Te Mania Angus Canterbury rodeo recently. Liz Cook competed at the Mandeville Sports Ground on her Australian-bred horse, Mate, who was able to come with her to New Zealand while she was visiting her parents. The barrel racing ...
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Pegasus parkrun #227 run report Pegasus parkrun #227 run report

This week’s run report is submitted by Tim Norman from Little River, Banks Peninsula, who under the guidance of Geoff Mack (parkrun Event Ambassador) is aiming to launch parkrun Little River in February 2021. This week saw 80 parkathletes who ran, jogged, and walked in what was a superb, still Canterbury morning. The only ripples on lake Pegasus were from the ducks and a lone kayaker, there was not a breath of wind! It was ...

Saying thank you, giving back to the Oxford community and superheroes! Saying thank you, giving back to the Oxford community and superheroes!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the superheroes of Oxford dressed up for the annual Oxford and Districts Lions Christmas parade on Sunday 20th December. The local community will line up along Bay Road awaiting the display of 20 festive floats; the Rangiora Pipe Band, vintage cars, a fire engine and preschool children in the back of trailers pulled by tractors. Prizes will be awarded for the best float and fancy dress, dressed to ...

Rangiora’s biggest Santa Parade set to bring Christmas joy Rangiora’s biggest Santa Parade set to bring Christmas joy

With this year’s cancellation of the Christchurch City Santa Parade, crowds will flock to Rangiora’s Toyota Santa Parade on Sunday 13 December - one of the biggest parades in the South Island outside of Christchurch! Among these people will be Alana and Glen, regulars at the Christchurch City and New Brighton Santa Parade, who decided this year to see what Rangiora’s Santa Parade has to offer. For Glen, it’s another chance to put smiles on ...

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