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ECan rates to increase by 10.5 %

Environment Canterbury (ECan)has adopted the 2019/20 Annual Plan, confirming a 10.5% rate increase to fund transport, freshwater and biodiversity priorities. ECan concluded deliberations on the...

St John back to revamped base

By Toni Williams Staff from St John Ashburton have returned to base after working out of temporary premises as the station underwent a $700,000 upgrade. The...

CBD building springing up

Ashburton CBD's tallest building is springing up, with main contractor Bradfords piecing together the walls for two levels. To be called Murney Main after...

Coach Andre battling cancer

By Mick Jensen Respected Mid Canterbury tennis coach Andre van Rooyen has stepped back from the game to focus on serious health issues. Van Rooyen was...

A reader drops from the sky, it’s Book Week out of the blue

By John Keast It was Book Week at Tinwald School - and one of the readers dropped out of the sky. The school's children and teachers...

Who is this person?

Lake Tekapo Police would like to hear from anyone who recognises the female (pictured) in relation to a theft at a business premises on...

Public praised in robbery

Timaru police have praised the actions of the people who apprehended a man after a local pharmacy was robbed today. A 51-year-old man is due...

Locals day, discounts on Mt Hutt skifield

Mt Hutt skifield is partnering up with KidzMethven and offering super discounted skiing to Mid Canterbury locals this Saturday (June 15). Locals can ski for...

Dorie, the little school that could

By John Keast The roll of Dorie School once slid to 11. More than 20 years ago, it was in danger of closing. There is no danger...

Runner Mbambo gets American scholarship

A dedication to middle distance running has earned former Ashburton College student Taonga Mbambo a scholarship to an American university. The 18-year-old completed his education...
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