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Hutt open for fundraiser

On February 29 Mt Hutt's massive six seater chairlift will carry families, walkers, bikes and bikers to the summit to experience the mountain in...

Supplies for bushfire victims

By Mick Jensen The Methven community is giving generously to support a campaign set up to help those affected by the Australian bushfires. A collection depot...

Ashburton CBD revitilisation work to start soon

Ashburton District Council has announced that the construction tender for the Ashburton town centre streetscapes renewal has been awarded to Tru-Line Civil. The Christchurch-based civil...

Dental students change young lives

By Linda Clarke Two young Ashburton women have been helping change lives and the dental hygiene habits of hundreds of poverty-stricken children in Cambodia. Ruby Wills...

Alan racks up 50 years as fire volunteer

By Mick Jensen Alan Burgess has clocked up 50 years of volunteer firefighting service.Alan Burgess stepped forward as a volunteer firefighter as a fresh-faced 19-year-old,...

Basketball life member

By Mick Jensen Wayne Rodgers has cemented himself a place among local basketball royalty and has been named a life member of Basketball Mid Canterbury. Over...

Medical records go digital

By Linda Clarke Sealy Street Medical Centre is digitising the records of thousands of patients prior to its big move next year. The records have been...

Sam’s drone captures flood drama

By Linda Clarke A picture paints a thousand words, says Mid Canterbury drone enthusiast Sam Anderson, whose dramatic videos and photos of the Rangitata River...

College carvings refurbished

By Mick Jensen Damian Peeti, with help from half a dozen students, has repaired, refurbished and repainted the carvings that have stood at the entrance...

Pipe relic deserves more

By Mick Jensen It's unique, an unusual example of adaptive use that typifies the Kiwi approach of making do and using whatever materials are to...
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