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A puss in (borrowed) boots

Angel is a feline filcher. The two-year-old tabby, the beloved pet of Tayla Alexander, of Hampstead, Ashburton, is not content with mice. Just over a month...

Festive spirit hits Geraldine – it’s flour and bands

By John Keast Pauline Denzey is ankle-deep in bookings, inquiries - and flour. By day, Pauline runs The Cottage Pantry and gallery in Geraldine, but when...

Sleuth turns to art: it was intuition

Brenda Knight has worked in caves, as a travel agent and as a detective. She never thought she would be an artist. Now she is. Mrs Knight,...

Rare engine comes to town

By John Keast She is bright red, powerful, has its own 100ft German ladder and has saved lives. And it is in Ashburton. A group of Ashburton...

Quilts for St John crew

Five colourful single bed quilts, made by 14 members of the Mid Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes (WI), during 250 hours of toil over...

New chapter in Bookarama story

Te big book sorting effort has begun and Ashburton's 40th Bookarama event is shaping up. Ashburton Rotary Club members are working their way through around...

Young gun Jack new coach

By Mick Jensen Young gun Jack Tiller is the new Mid Canterbury Tennis head coach and keen to share his love of the game. The 21-year-old,...

Water feature to stay

By John Keast Ashburton's East Street water feature is staying where it is. There was an uproar on social media and an online petition after the...

Crash driver named

Police can now release the name of the person who died in a crash in Ashburton yesterday (Thursday 22 August). He was 50-year-old local man...

One dead in crash near Mayfield

One person has died after a vehicle collided with a power pole this morning. Emergency services were notified of the crash on Lismore Mayfield Road...
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