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Fifty plus and fabulous

By Toni Williams The latest project of Ashburton photographer Emmily Harmer (pictured) celebrates the wisdom and beauty of mature woman often overlooked by modern society. It...

Shags kick up a storm at the beach

They come in off the Pacific in tight vee, dip over the shingle bar that shields the Ashburton River and lagoon from the sea,...

Bid to improve bridge safety

Up to $200,000 may be spent to make a bridge over the Hinds River safer. Two people have died after accidents on the bridge. Ashburton council's...

Farewell to a faithful friend

Rev Heather Kennedy led a "leave-taking" service at the Ashburton Baring Square Methodist church hall. The hall, and the nearby Ashburton County Council building, will...

Favel to stand again

Ashburton mayor Donna Favel has confirmed she will seek the top job again. Mrs Favel joins Leem Braam and retired businessman Tony Todd in the...

Rail enthusiasts on track

By John Keast Remember the names: Urral, Sherwood, Hackthorne. There many more. They are - or were - railway stations and stops in the Ashburton district. Photographs of...

Nominations open

If you see yourself as a potential leader and are passionate about your community then now’s your chance to give local politics a go...

Demolition work under way

The interior of the Ashburton County Council building is being stripped out before it is knocked down to make way for the Ashburton council's...

Litterers leave the mess for Sandy

Sandy Johns is sick of drive-by litterers. Mr Johns, retired, said he was tired of cleaning up the rubbish left by drivers, who flung it...

Fire in the sky in Winslow sunrise

Dazzling sunrise photographed at Winslow, south of Ashburton.
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