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Parish opens for preschooler morning tea

Members of the co-operating parish at St Lukes Church in Hinds opened the church grounds to scores of preschoolers last week for their annual...

Officers justified, IPCA says

Police acknowledge the findings of an Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) report which finds that two officers were justified in using force to effect...

Concert showcases talent, raises funds

Friday night’s Performing For Andre concert at Ashburton College auditorium showcased the talents of past and present students, as well as three current staff...

Sketch to launch new campaign

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Community Alcohol & Drug Service (ACADS) is launching a new summer campaign tomorrow night designed to encourage people to take action...

New editor for The Courier

Linda Clarke has been appointed editor of The Ashburton Courier, Mid Canterbury's best read paper. She replaces John Keast, who leaves the paper this week...

Gun owners take to the streets

Firearms owners rallied in their hundreds in Ashburton last weekend to raise concerns they were being tarred with the same brush as irresponsible people. They...

It’s a flight of fancy and it’s about to take off

By John Keast Ready for take-off, flight path logged. The plane is at Dunedin, bound for Christchurch. It gathers speed up the runway, lifts off. Except it doesn't. The...

Christian school set to become secondary

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Christian School is set to become a fully combined primary and secondary school and expects notification in the next few weeks...

ME sufferer Nikki making progress

By Mick Jensen ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) sufferer Nikki Tyrrell has made "significant'' improvement relative to where she was and is grateful to the fundraising efforts...

Stories of pain, message of love

By Mick Jensen White Ribbon Day motorcycle riders shared stories and spread messages of love and respect during a stopover at St JosephFriday. Supporting a nationwide...
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