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Picks and shovels create masterpiece

By Toni Williams The 67km long Rangitata Diversion Race (RDR) may have started from humble beginnings, with workers using picks, shovels and wooden wheelbarrows in...

Topp Twins to lead Christmas in Park

The Topp Twins will bring some festive cheer to Ashburton when they headline the Mitre 10 Mega Christmas in the Park on December 7. Organisers...

Sheepish charms – just say cheese

By Toni Williams A boutique sheep milking operation on the edge of Ashburton is making cheese while the sun shines. Hipi Cheese, owned and operated by...

Trust strong, has ambassador

By Mick Jensen Ashburton based CanInspire Charitable Trust continues to go from strength to strength and has now landed television presenter Haydn Jones as its...

School fair on Saturday

There is something for everyone at this Saturday's Allenton School fair. The biennial event has a theme of Lights, Camera, Action and will feature a...

Life honour for rural stalwart

The long and outstanding service given by Winchmore woman Margaret Kelk has earned her a life membership with the Winchmore Branch of Rural Women...

Major complex proposed for Lake Hood

A $50m sports centre for high-performance, disabled athletes, ''Wounded Warriors'', returned service personnel and youth is proposed for Lake Hood near Ashburton. The concept was...

Bird feeding has gone bananas

By Mick Jensen There are bananas hanging from trees at Paulette Clark's house, and the birds love them. The Allenton resident is doing her bit to...

Intermediate the only local team

Ashburton Intermediate School players had the weight of Mid Canterbury on their shoulders at the annual South Island school's chess tournament last week, in...

Roger’s made another playhouse

Another impressive playhouse has rolled off the production line in Roger Paterson's workshop. Annually, the trained cabinet maker crafts a unique playhouse that is raffled...
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