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Warm winter woollies

Scores of baby blankets, singlets and hats, knitted by the ladies of the Women's Institute, have been given to Plunket Ashburton. Wool garments for infants...

Friendship honours

Life memberships, two new inductions and an anniversary were all part of the recent celebrations by members of the Ashburton Ladies Friendship Club. Members met...

RSA, full of fun and friendship

The dedication and commitment of Ashburton RSA stalwarts Colleen Hands and Allan Johnstone has been recognised with RSA life memberships. They were officially presented badges...

Community asset boost

Heating upgrades and modern technology has given new life to the Hinds Community Centre. But there is still more to do. The centre, under a...

Rakaia revisited

Rakaia School has been the learning institute of many families over its 150 year history. It started its journey at the South Rakaia Hotel in...

Pyjamas welcomed

Ashburton's BASE Youth Centre's stock of donated children's pyjamas, or PJs, got a boost last week when members of the Mid Canterbury Choir gave...

Rippa rugby action

Netherby School placed an impressive second in the Subway Cup, Rippa Rugby tournament recently in Oamaru. The Year 6 pupils won six of their games,...

Royal tree planting tour

Ashburton District mayor Neil Brown toured around seven local domains planting trees in commemoration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Seven London Plane trees were planted...

View the Matariki stars

The Ashburton Astronomy Group will host a special public event to mark Matariki. The group will gather at Argyle park on July 2 and 9...

Proving a little land goes a long way

A spot of frost won't stop Methven man Clayton Yaxley from getting his 'five plus a day' this winter. Though the air is nippy and...
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