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Historic St Aidan’s to get spruce up

By Mick Jensen The only operating church in Mt Somers is getting a much needed exterior spruce up. St Aidan's Anglican Church is pristine and impressive...

Wine and weather, combination

By Mick Jensen Mother nature plays a big part in Charlie Hill's boutique wine growing business on the edge of Ashburton. He and wife Esma bought...

Betsy shows her flair

Betsy Clark was creating a wall hanging - but it grew into a stunning quilt. Mrs Clark, a member of the Geraldine Patchwork and Craft...

Two sides of a vexing animal issue

In a quiet corner of Ashburton, neighbours - neighbours with dogs and horses - are at odds. On one side - literally - is Riding...

A blessing – and new unit to open soon

Ashburton Hospital's new acute admitting unit and day theatre has been blessed and will open on December 7. The public will be invited to look...

Sculptures on show

By Mick Jensen The results of hours of hard work and creativity by artists attending the Ashburton Stone Carving Symposium have been laid for all...

Hail batters town

Ashburton has been lashed by a wild hailstorm similar to the one that damaged thousands of cars several years ago. The storm sent pedestrians fleeing...

Books donated

There won't be toys, but there will be books in the hampers given through community groups at Christmas to families with children. The books have...

Cultural diversity on show at Netherby

By Mick Jensen Cultural diversity is important at Netherby School and two newly created murals depict life and showcase Pasifika countries. The murals include the ocean,...

McGee helps with cause

Collecting for the SPCA's annual appeal with her dog McGee is Paulette Clark. Mrs Clark and her two-year-old terrier cross set up a table in...
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