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$7.5million funding boost for Methven hot pools project

An ambitious project to develop a hot pools complex in Methven has been given a major funding boost with a $7.5million loan from the...

Fly me to … Ashburton

Rex Newman loves flying planes. And building them. This Van RV7A is the third one he has built. Mr Newman, of Omaka, Marlborough, was one of more...

Get in behind – Geraldine collie club plans 100th birthday

By John Keast Grant Wardell is top dog for the Geraldine Collie Dog Club's biggest birthday - its 100th. Mr Wardell is president. It is his first...

Museum director completes doctorate

It's been a labour of love and a journey of research and discovery, but Ashburton Museum director Tanya Robinson can now proudly call herself...

Jack’s back in class

By Mick Jensen Ashburton College old boy Jack Hanrahan is back in class, but this time he's up front and leading the way. The 22-year-old started...

Sister Act characters set to rock the rafters

Wardrobes packed with habits, sequined dresses, clothing for bad boys, tarts and a monsignor, as well as dozens of pairs of shoes have arrived...

It’s a dirty job, but someone has to muck in

Mud, glorious mud - and it was everywhere. More than 400 people slid and rolled in the stuff at the Mania-O-Roto Scouts mudslide day on...

Workmates ready to race

By Mick Jensen Workmates Anna Johnson and Amy Ferguson will be going stride for stride, wheel to wheel and paddle to paddle when they tackle...

Repiped skimmers help keep pool pristine

Repiped skimmers have been helping to keep the water clean and flowing in the Tinwald Domain pool this season. The upgraded skimmer system was put...

Drone racer Cornelius keen to fly high in sport

By Mick Jensen |With his goggles strapped on and controls in hand, Cornelius Grobler launches his racing drone skywards. In the blink of an eye the...
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