From the 17th April until 2nd May the NORTH CANTERBURY MODEL RAILWAY Inc. at 13 BLAKE STREET Rangiora will be open to the public during the school holidays from 10 am to 3 pm daily. THOMAS AND FRIENDS will be available for children to come and drive / operate. We will also have model trains running in our great hall. There will also be demonstrations on how to make a mini model railway diorama. This is a great family activity. Also on display will be some prize winning dioramas that have been made by some of the club members. There will also be a sales table with a variety of items for sale.
From columnist Mike Yardley: Understandably, bank branch closures are one of the biggest casualties of the digital age. Ongoing rationalisation of bricks and mortar branches is inevitable, but it’s debatable whether retail banks have struck the right balance between expediting the digital drive, and sustaining solid customer service.
Do they really give full consideration to the adverse impacts on communities from branch closures, the reputational damage from obliterating their physical presence, or their wider obligations as good corporate citizens?
Read Mike's full column here.
They had a vision for their property, but they also had three floods in 20 years. That didn't stop them pursuing the garden of their dreams though.