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Christmas comes early Christmas comes early

Six-year-old Eli Craigie got an early visit from Santa yesterday.   When he returned from helping his grandparents stack hay in sticky conditions, he found a new playhouse – which he had won during Kaiapoi’s Christmas Parade & Carnival – sitting pride of place in his family’s back yard at Amberley.   The playhouse was gifted by Waghorn Builders Ltd during the Carnival last weekend. Held on the first Saturday of December, the Kaiapoi community event has proudly ...
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Canterbury A&P On-Farm Competition Canterbury A&P On-Farm Competition

North Canterbury exhibitors flexed their collective muscle in the Canterbury A&P On-Farm dairy competition last week. More than 90 entries were tabled for the contest, which replaced the cancelled dairy judging at the Canterbury Show in the wake of Covid-19. Instead, the exhibitors prepared their cows at home on-farm, as they would have done at the show. And, the judge – Corey Ferguson, from Otorohanga – moved between farms pointing and placing the animals between November ...

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 ...

Alpine Airboats launches Alpine Airboats launches

Canterbury’s premier jet boat operator Alpine Jet Thrills Ltd is excited to announce the addition to its fleet of a commercial passenger Airboat. Air Force 2 is just under 6m in length, 2.5m wide and carries 1 driver and 7 passengers across three tiered rows of seats, providing an elevated perspective of the river. Powering the 2m diameter 3 bladed Whirlwind propeller is a purpose built aluminium Chevrolet LSX V8 engine producing 600ft/pds of torque ...

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