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Ohoka Oh So Close Ohoka Oh So Close

The Kaiapoi division one rugby team remain unbeaten in the North Canterbury competition, after clocking up their 4th win on the trot. They defeated Ashley 44-10. This keeps them ahead of Glenmark Cheviot, who were kept to a 17-17 draw by Ohoka.  Ohoka had the chance to create history and an upset from a late penalty, only to see it hit the crossbar. Oxford had a tense tussle with Hurunui, coming out the victors ...
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Waimak rise again Waimak rise again

The Waimak  senior men’s football team have gained another place on the Canterbury Championship League ladder in the weekend after a solid 2-0 win over Parklands. Alex Kedslie got the scoring going, and Lucas Clark finished it off, as Parklands failed to find the back of the net. The clean sheet win leaves the local lads in 4th place, and they remain only three points off the leaders.  The CCL reserve team had another ...

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 ...
Balcairn-based sports vet Sara Bagheri pictured with her dogs Mini and Nala, wants to set up a community vet service for those who cannot afford the cost of veterinary care.

Making veterinary vision a reality Making veterinary vision a reality

For sports vet Sara Bagheri, delivering her first chiropractic course to international vets became an exercise in adaptability when most students had to leave New Zealand part way through their studies. Sara, who provides holistic veterinary care to animals ranging from dogs through to goats and horses through her business Zoominals, was running the Balcairn-based course for vets and chiropractors from Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, along with lecturers from the UK and Germany. “We’d finished ...
Winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has won the inaugural Thrive Fund Award for North Canterbury women who are taking their businesses to the next level.

Award helps expand Waipara winemaker’s business Award helps expand Waipara winemaker’s business

Waipara-based winemaker Jess Mavromatis of Ekleipsis Wine has been awarded the first Thrive Fund business scholarship from public relations consultancy Real Communications. Jess will use the funding for business mentoring to help expand her boutique organic wine brand which is currently exported to Japan and Australia. Ekleipsis Wine is also available in select restaurants throughout New Zealand and from Vino Fino in Christchurch. “I am standing on a platform and I’m about to take a big ...

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