48 days ago

Comedian's move to Covid-free sanctuary of North Canterbury

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Northern Outlook

Stand-up comedian Camille Solari has yet to decide whether her move from the lights of Los Angeles to the paddocks of North Canterbury was her best idea ever.

She and her partner Hamish Dean, originally from Woodend, made the rather rash decision to uplift themselves and their daughters, 3 and 6, from their lockdown life in LA last year.

The larger-than-life American is not likely to blend into the background at the local farmers market, but she is embracing her new Kiwi life – and so far still has her sense of humour intact. Read more here.

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1 day ago

What type of tree is this?

Richard from Rangiora

Hi folks - anyone know what type of tree this is? We think it might be birch but we aren't sure (and aren't tree experts)
Thanks in advance.

10 hours ago

Food Bank - Rangiora Area

James Harrison from Mountain Meadows Charitable Trust

Do you or someone you know struggle to make ends meet. We can help with a food pack?
Mountain Meadows Charitable Trust runs a food bank in the Rangiora area. We also specialise in plant based food and, food allergies ie gluten free, FODMAP etc.

Contact us by filling out the form on line at


Or by phoning 03 313 1967

1 day ago

Swannanoa School 150th Celebrations - Labour Weekend Oct 2021

Gill from Swannanoa - Ohoka

Swannanoa School turns 150 years old in 2021! To commemorate this important milestone, there will be a range of activities and celebrations leading up to Labour weekend. The main celebration, reunion and event will be Saturday 23rd October. Details are being planned now - so save the dates, spread the word to all past and present connections, and keep a look out for more details. Click the link to the fb event. fb.me...

Keen to help out, get involved, share in the fun? Send us an email and we'll be in touch! 150@swannanoa.school.nz