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Residents speak out on road plan

By Mick Jensen NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) has received plenty of feedback and a number of negative comments on some of the possible safety measures...

Community groups sign safe community charter

A "milestone" has been reached in the district's application towards accreditation of Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand (SCFNZ). On Monday representatives from 19 community groups...

Food, skills to fore at market

Creativity, cooking, and teamwork will be showcased at the Ashburton Intermediate School market day on December 7. The event, a whole school effort, will feature...

New four-storey building going up

By Mick Jensen Well known local family, the Murneys, are behind a new building project going up in central Ashburton that will help with the...

Rock ‘n rollers notch up 30 frenetic years

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Rock 'n Roll Club is celebrating its 30th year and a special birthday dance is lined up at the Tinwald Memorial...

Land St John seeks ‘Crown derived’

Ashburton council will discuss the future of the land it owns at 330 Burnett Street in Ashburton at its next Finance and Business Support...

An artist’s face, hewn in stone

The great block of Mt Somers limestone was draped in a giant kilt. Near its crest there was a giant tam o'shanter, just as Austen...

Bidding slow, but sculptures sell

Bidding was slow on the day, but nine of the 16 sculptures created at this year's Ashburton Stone Sculpture Symposium have now been sold. The...

Volunteers battle highway lay-by dumpers

By Mick Jensen Volunteers from Litter Free Ashburton are flat out collecting and bagging rubbish in an endless battle to clean up the streets in...

Armistice Day centennial marked

Marking 100 years since the signing of the treaty to end World War 1, the commemorative gathering began with evocative gunfire and was followed...
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