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40 years fixing fashion

Richard Wilson was a fresh-faced 15-year-old when he started at Sparrows on East Street and 40 years on he's still loving the job of...

Counting the beats, finally

Ashburton Intermediate School deputy principal Nicola Thomson has been singing in the shower and practising some fancy footwork ahead of the Variety Theatre of...

Theatre group tours Oscar Wilde classic

An adaption of Oscar Wilde's classic The Importance of Being Earnest will be the first ever touring show by Ashburton's own Big Little Theatre...

Ron’s passion for woodwork continues

Ashburton College deputy principal Ron Cresswell is a woodworker from way back and has a passion for furniture restoration. The 70-year-old is a skilled operator...

Kenny’s gourmet sausages

Kenny Johnston has been inspired to get back into the meat business and is making gourmet, German-style sausages. Kenny, who is Ashburton-born and bred, was...

Cancer photo cards turn heads

The Mid Canterbury centre of the Cancer Society has just launched a greeting card fundraiser with local photographer Nel Davison. Images snapped have been made...

Poppies spread cheer

People young and old turned out to the Ashburton Airport this week to support the Poppy Flight project. The project, part of a nationwide tour,...

Bring on the bubble

News that New Zealand will enter into a transtasman bubble with Australia is a timely boost for the skifield town of Methven.Quarantine-free...

St John honours 72-year stint

Margaret Taylor got a haircut in her tweens and it led to a life-long association with St John, spanning 72 years and counting. It's been...

Be ready, quake professor warns home town

Tom Wilson got an A+ from former Methven teacher Bruce Dickson on one the most important presentations of his life so far. The former Mt...
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