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NEST Art Collective opens NEST Art Collective opens

Two weeks of art workshops, after a well attended opening of the Nest Arts Collective in Amberley on Friday, show the perfect marriage of community, business and artists. Laura Hewetson and Mel Eaton’s dream is now a reality and the fascinating range of artworks on display in their new premises at 16 Markham Street is also the place to go to join their art workshops. Thirteen workshops are listed on the Nest Arts Collective website, ranging ...

‘Go time’ for Farmers’ Market… ‘Go time’ for Farmers’ Market…

Nicky Brooker spent an anxious and restless night before the Amberley Farmers’ Market opened to the public for the first time post-Covid-19 last Saturday. The event’s Market Manager said she and her committee had put a lot of thought into their preparations, knowing they were among the first wave to welcome the public back to their stalls. Ohoka follows this Friday as, increasingly everyone starts to stretch their legs post-pandemic. “Some wondered if we should have ...

Competition and catch-ups on ice… Competition and catch-ups on ice…

North Canterbury’s agricultural sector is still adjusting to the news that one of their most significant annual get togethers won’t go ahead this year. The New Zealand Agricultural Show – run by the Canterbury A&P Association – was one of the last iconic events to surrender to Covid-19 last week. It’s the first time since World War II officials have had to stand down. Scheduled to run from November 11-13, the Show welcomes 100,000 annual visitors. It ...
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Anzac Day for Kaiapoi High School Anzac Day for Kaiapoi High School

Kaiapoi High School is heavily involved with the Anzac Day commemorations but this year with no ceremonies allowed due to the Covid-19 lockdown their voices weren't going to be heard... In a letter to parents and caregivers, Principal Bruce Kearney this week reflected on the strong association that Kaiapoi RSA has enjoyed with the school over the years. An association that is illustrated by the fact that Year 13 student, Leyton Wright, holds the distinction of ...
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Mayoral Update on Covid-19 Response - 25 March Mayoral Update on Covid-19 Response - 25 March

Kia ora koutou.  Warm greetings to everyone in our community. In this first of my regular updates on the Covid-19 response, I want to acknowledge that for many of you it’s been a difficult week. I know there’s a high level of uncertainty and things are changing almost on a daily basis.   I need to reassure you that the Council is working extremely hard to support our community and ensure all our essential services - water, roading, ...

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