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Murder charge over Rakaia death

A man has been charged with the murder of a Rakaia dairy farm worker. Tony Waldron was found dead in his bed at his home...

Ahoy! Sailors wanted

By Toni Williams Ashburton Sailing Club members are keen to pass on their love of the water to the next generation of yachties. They will be...

Death probe shifts to Selwyn

As part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Tony Waldron in Rakaia on 18 September, police will be searching an area of...

Solo exhibition for Bertie

Ashburton artist Bertie Holmes will showcase her art skills at a solo exhibition in Methven opening soon. The exhibition, she says, offers an insight into...

Methven’s linen flax mill

By Mick Jensen A demand for linen flax from Great Britain during World War 2 led to the development of 17 processing factories in the...

All black for the All Blacks

Fairton School pupils and staff put their support for the All Blacks world cup campaign on show with a 'Black Out' day at the...

National honour for Rosa

By Toni Williams Community stalwart Rosa Bennett, who is nearing 90, is the humble recipient of an honorary Age Concern New Zealand's Dignity Champion award,...

Rakaia river bed new focus in death inquiry

Police continue to investigate the death of Tony Waldron, a dairy farm worker and father of two, in Rakaia on 18 September. Detective Senior Sergeant...

Taste of the islands and a trim on the side

By John Keast Get some kai. Have your hair cut. Check out a sarong. You can do that now, all in one shop. Mahu Maireriki and wife...

Helpers build car for set

An impressive "fantasmaglorical machine", built locally, will be the centrepiece of Mid Canterbury Children's Theatre (MCCT) upcoming production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When deciding on...
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