Most seniors are free to enjoy the company of friends, travel and retirement - but sadly for a growing number of North Canterbury pensioners life inadvertently throws them a curve ball.
Well-known Plunket nurse Robyn Aitken is retiring after 37 years helping Canterbury mums and babes.
Hours of hard work paid off for a group of young creative artists when their mural was unveiled at the Amberley Pool.
Rangiora retiree Arthur Linnell, 80, has a special skill - repairing toys donated to the City Mission.
North Canterbury horse endurance racer Petria Haigh claimed two titles after trading her jodhpurs and riding boots for stilettos and ball gowns to compete in the Miss Five Crowns NZ beauty pageant.
The Rangiora Boxing Club are hosting their first tournament in four years this weekend.
Kaiapoi Brownies are tackling the job of reducing predation in their green spaces through a trapping project with the help of the Waimakariri District Council and Ryman’s Men’s Shed.
A Canterbury 16-year-old has smashed the world record for the most backwards handsprings, parkour-style, in a minute.
Damaging high winds the day before did little to dampen the enthusiasm of competitors in the annual North Canterbury Tug O’ War.
Muscles will strain, arms will ache and pride will be on the line at this weekend’s Sefton School Tug-O-War competition.
Close to 10,000 people turned out at the MainPower Light Festival in Rangiora over the weekend.
National Party leader Christopher Luxon is campaigning in Canterbury today.
Learning how Canadians work and manage their farms was the goal of Waimakariri Young Farmers Club member Ashley Spark during her recent trip abroad.
North Canterbury knitters have created an "amazing collection" of woollen items to send to babies and toddlers in war-torn Ukraine.
Christine Beaton is co-ordinating the Kiwi Christmas Cake Competition at the New Zealand Agricultural Show in Christchurch in November.
More than 250 people came together for the Vietnam Memorial Service Day in Rangiora.
Sue Brosnan uses the Kaiapoi Central Park & Ride three days a week to get to her job in Christchurch.
A lifelong fascination with model railways has helped keep a Rangiora retiree busy in his senior years.
A chance sighting at an op shop in Rangiora sparked the gem of an idea and helped Ryan Edmunds of Loburn create a fun event for young people in his community.
The Pacific wasn't too cold for hundreds of swimmers taking part in the Waikuku Beach Surf Life Saving Club's Matariki mid-winter swim.