Canterbury Team wins National Wine Tasting Competition

The NZ National Wine Tasting Competition was a tightly contested race with the top score going to the Canterbury team testing memory and tasting ability of each team of four. The FINAL of the NZ Sommeliers and Wine Professionals Competition was held in Auckland with 10 teams competing from around New Zealand.

Christchurch Lawyers to offer Divorce with a Difference

Christchurch lawyers are looking to change the way Cantabrians separate or divorce. Looking to help their clients avoid the costs, delays and acrimony that often accompanies family law issues, a group of Christchurch lawyers are training this week in Collaborative Practice. The out of court resolution process “… is a better way to achieve fairness without the excessive stress and cost associated with legal proceedings”, says Cameron & Co partner, Angeline Boniface.

New Zealand Kindergartens go digital with Educa

After 6 months of research into ePortfolios, South Canterbury Kindergarten Association has decided to use Educa e-portfolios in their 11 Kindergartens. Kidsfirst Kindergartens is also planning to roll out Educa in a further seven of their kindergartens this year. Oamaru Kindergarten and Waimate Kindergarten Association have also decided to join Educa in 2016 after a successful trial period.

Blackwells to Open

At last there’s an answer to Kaiapoi’s most-asked question: “When will Blackwell’s be rebuilt?” The new, contemporary version of the town’s iconic department store will be open by September 2013.

Rangiora High School – Common Sense Must Prevail

With the escalation of public interest around the relocation of the Rangiora High School Nursery School some explanation regarding the Board of Trustees’ intentions is important at this time. The Board acts in the best interests of 1800 secondary school students in this matter and has made the decision to develop a Board owned facility for school use because it has a significant, genuine and justified need to do so. The two recent claims in the media that it is the Board’s intention to take possession of the Nursery School’s Wales Street site and that the Board has failed in their duty of care of the school’s substantial land and buildings need clarification.