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Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools

Four Waimakariri District schools went head to head at Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s first interschool challenge yesterday at Murphy Park, competing for a trophy donated by the Lions Club of Pegasus Town. All 350 year five to eight students from Ohoka, Pegasus Town, Kaiapoi Borough and St Patricks were buzzing with excitement as they lined up for the big loop track and relay race made up of twelve inflatable obstacles provided by Inflatarun. Inflatarun director Graham Moss says ...

Start your engines! 50 Minis traverse the length of New Zealand for charity Start your engines! 50 Minis traverse the length of New Zealand for charity

Two locals, John Rule and Josh Kiesanowski are among the fifty teams of intrepid Kiwis will cram into their beloved Minis this month, hoping to complete an epic 2350km journey from Paihia to Invercargill to raise money for children in need. The Pork Pie Charity Run for KidsCan loosely follows the route taken by the Blondini Gang in the 1981 Kiwi classic ‘Goodbye Pork Pie’. “It’s a true test of endurance for the cars and ...

Protest Portraits or Local Landscapes Protest Portraits or Local Landscapes

A rare exhibition can be seen at Rangiora’s Chamber Gallery of photographs taken during the London demonstrations last year of the Black Lives Matter movement that went global after George Floyd was killed by police in Minnesota. Photographer Fran Hales is originally from Rangiora but has been London based for 23 years and a photographer for the last nine years. Throughout last summer, she documented the Black Lives Matter protests, that had spread from USA, for ...

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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