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Mid Canty eyes the big spenders

A new high-end tourism package aimed at wealthy Asian travellers will help Mid Canterbury operators tap into the luxury travel market, and high-country clydesdales...

Road crash effects hard hitting

More than 200 Year 12 Ashburton College students saw up close the effects and consequences of a fatal mock car crash at the annual...

Opening up their minds

Student numbers are up and the Mid Canterbury cluster of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) will shortly celebrate its first year...

Books, resources sent

Children attending kindergartens on a remote island in Vanuatu, will soon have new books and colourful resources thanks to the efforts of members of...

All hands to pump for fire project

Engineering and coachbuilding expertise from Ashburton will be used to recreate a core piece of Ashburton fire-fighting history - a 22-man manual horse-drawn pump,...

First Millstream resident to move in this week

The first resident in Ashburton’s newest care facility, Radius Millstream, will move in this week. The 80-bed facility in Hanrahan Street, Allenton, was opened on...

Author put in hot seat

Deirdre Moses went to the Ashburton library to hand over a copy of her new children’s book - but she found herself reading it...

Antique tools added to collection

Hand-made antique tools of a European craftsman have been gifted to the Lynn Woodwork Museum in Tinwald. Long-time Mid Canterbury resident Willem Van Mierlo handed...

Elements combining to crumble cliffs at Kyle

Here, the walls of the earth are crumbling. As the shingle and clay heart of the land is exposed by wind and rain and a...

Project funding to end

Funding for a youth driven project to reduce the impact of bullying in Ashburton has been withdrawn and it’s co-ordinator is ‘‘gutted’’. Think first co-ordinator...
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