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Tale of an Anzac: More than a name on a headstone

Twenty-six-year-old Thomas Joseph Goldsmith was farming at Lauriston, near Ashburton, when he enlisted to fight for his new home country. Born at Braddan, in the...

New clothing exchange

District newcomer Jo-Alta Myburgh was in the process of launching a clothing exchange programme in Ashburton before the lockdown kicked-in. The South African-born mother of...

Duck-shooter Dave backs favourite spot

By Mick Jensen The opening day of the duck shooting season may be delayed because of coronavirus restrictions, but Dave Thomson is ready and will...

Ashburton district councillors don’t want pay rise

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown and district councillors have told the Remuneration Authority they don’t want a pay rise and that most councillors would actually...

Target testing for Covid-19 in Mid Canterbury

Health authorities swabbed 24 people for Covid-19 at a mobile testing centre in Ashburton last weekend and more testing of target groups is planned...

It’s business, covid-style

Denny Gordon got a brief chance to return to his local this week. He was served by Ashburton Club and MSA's Cindy Lawson at the...

Rakaia embraces new school norm

Seventy chromebooks and more school work packs have been despatched to the homes of Rakaia School students to enable them to continue learning at...

Eleven students back at Ash Coll

Ashburton College opened its doors on Wednesday to just 11 of its 550 Year 9 and 10 students. The students will work in two school...

CBD streetscape renewal work resumes on Tuesday when country drops to alert level 3

Construction crews working on the CBD streetscape renewal project will be back on the job on Tuesday. Tru-Line Civil workers had to stop when the...

Mavis bakes, bleeds brakes

Bike riding, monarch butterfly watching, taming wild kittens and household chores are keeping Mavis Wilkins, and husband Bryan, occupied during lockdown. Mavis who has been...
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