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Loss of bed statistics ‘a worry’

By Mick Jensen Tourism accommodation statistics used to track how tourism is contributing to communities across New Zealand is not going to be available from...

Gold honour for WI’s Mavis

By Toni Williams A lifetime helping others in her community, and beyond, has led to Mid Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes president Mavis Wilkins being...

Base looking for laptops

Base youth centre in central Ashburton is looking for second-hand laptops. Co-ordinator Katrina Ward said the centre would be very grateful for any working...

Falloon pushes ‘justice precinct’ for council site

Ashburton could have its own "justice precinct" if police take over the vacated district council building in the future, says Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon. The...

Farmers facing tough times, says new Fed leader

By Toni Williams Farmers are facing some of the toughest times in the industry since the 1980s, says new Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president...

Ready to race – pupils hit the track

Pupils brave cold weather for cross-country Cold temperatures and a bit of light drizzle did not deter competitors racing in the Primary Schools County Cross...

Second bridge a step closer

The construction of a second bridge across the Ashburton River is one step closer as a result of a $94,000 investment from the Provincial...

Driving scheme hits road in a big way

A rural driving support scheme has high pass rates and is helping newcomers move towards driving independence. A third intake of a dozen learners is...

Cameras on meteor hunt

By Mick Jensen A box of cameras on a garage roof in Fairton will film and help provide information for meteor research used by NASA. Some...

Milestone for dance company

By Mick Jensen A dance company milestone will be marked with two special jubilee performances at Ashburton Trust Event Centre on June 22. Dance Worx, once...
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