31 days ago

'Pack mob' behaviour of boy racers intimidates North Canterbury residents

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

A large gathering of alcohol-guzzling youths doing burnouts under the instruction of a woman with a loudspeaker is the latest in boy racer activity riling Ohoka residents.

Residents in the North Canterbury settlement say “pack-mob behaviour” is intimidating and keeping locals awake at night, and the rural roads are being left covered in rubbish and discarded tyres and rims.

A passing motorist called police and videoed crowds of people drinking and casually walking on the 100kmh Tram and Jacksons roads intersection on Saturday, doing burnouts and obscuring the area in clouds of tyre smoke.

Sergeant Greg Hume encouraged witnesses to lay police complaints so police could carry out search warrants to impound vehicles. Police planned to look into the issue in the North Canterbury area, he said.

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1 hour ago

Your Big Mac, ordered from here.


New Zealand’s lush green pastures and temperate climate means our country produces some of the world’s best beef.

New Zealand is one of McDonald’s top ten beef-producing markets and it’s such a hit with the rest of the world that a significant percentage of NZ’s beef exports are to international McDonald’s markets.

We partner with many Kiwi farmers who produce our beef, including Whangara Farms which was the first beef farm outside of Europe to be invited to the McDonald’s Flagship Farmers programme.

ANZCO Foods, based in the small Taranaki town of Waitara, are responsible for making our 100% beef patties. About 90% of the staff at the Waitara plant are locals and they manage to produce around half a million patties each day.

Our quality beef cuts are minced and that’s it. No additives or fillers, just mince that is formed in patties, before they’re flash-frozen and sent to restaurants.
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5 days ago

Do you remember the big snow of 1992?

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Hey Cantabs,

It was quickly dubbed “the big snow” and was the heaviest snowfall in three decades.

“Christchurch teetered on the brink of disaster yesterday as the worst snowstorm in 30 years first paralysed the city, then caused widespread flooding,” The Press reported on August 29, 1992.

Do you remember the big snow?

6 hours ago

What's On: Classic Car Show

Trevor from Hurunui District

May 30. Classic car show and social gathering. Better Half cafe, SH-1 Leithfield. Open to all classic vehicles irrespective of year, make, model, or condition. Entry is free from 10am.
Classic Car Show
  • Better Half Cafe