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Blast from the past for old boy Max

A graduation photograph taken nearly 50 years ago has sparked some happy Ashburton memories for Max Alexander. A young Max was snapped in his graduation...

Medical centre move delayed by Covid-19

Sealy Street Medical Centre has been delayed moving to new premises in the Eastfield precinct because of Covid-19. Work had been progressing on the Eastfield...

Garden put to bed

By Mick Jensen Winter is fast approaching and gardener Leanne Smith is flat out pruning, tidying and bedding down Trott's Garden. She's been back on deck...

Baker Matt enjoys time way from bakehouse

By Toni Williams Lockdown has given baker Matt Harvey a new lease on life. Unlike the rest of the country, Matt, who owns Harvey's Bakehouse in...

Ben’s home, uni studies online

It's not been quite the start to university life that Ashburton College's 2019 Dux Ben Holland envisioned, but he's adapted to the situation and...

Sparrows gets ready for online addition

Richard Wilson and the team at Sparrows have wisely spent part of their time in lockdown preparing for a new future that includes online...

Ill health forces sale of vineyard

By Toni Williams Charlie and Esma Hill have put their Mid Canterbury boutique vineyard CharRees on the market. It's a reluctant sale, fast-tracked due to Mr...

Bad recyclers are costing ratepayers

Disposable nappies, food and green waste are being put in recycling bins, causing headaches for Ashburton District Council contractors and adding thousands of dollars...

30 jobs on line at Bunnings’ Ashburton store

National retailer Bunnings is proposing to close its Ashburton store, with 30 staff affected, and Ashburton mayor Neil Brown is concerned more job losses...

Tony’s 73km ride for Hospice Mid Canterbury

Tony Todd has taken a leaf out of the book of Captain Tom Moore, the UK war veteran who completed 100 laps of his...
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