Monthly Archive:: October 2016


Newly-elected Hurunui District councillor calls for child support to attend meetings

A newly-elected district councillor plans to take her baby to meetings because the available subsidies exclude childcare. Hurunui District councillor Julia McLean said juggling council responsibilities with caring for a 6-month-old, 4-year-old and 7-year-old put her “on the back foot from the start”. She wrote to the Remuneration Authority asking for council expense policies to be brought into “modern times”. As

Christ’s College pupil Ngane Punivai impresses for New Zealand Schools

A new Canterbury rugby talent has been unearthed at the trans-Tasman school rugby series the past two weeks. Christ’s College fullback Ngane Punivai was the top try-scorer for the New Zealand Schools team, crossing the line four times in games against Fiji Schools and Australia Schools. Punivai scored three