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Youngsters prepare to tackle the river

Adventurous youngsters have been enjoying an active week of biking, hiking and other hands on activities at a summer camp based at Mania-O-Roto park. Twenty...

Jetpack to join planes at the Great Plains Fly In

By Mick Jensen The futuristic Martin Jetpack will join custom-built aircraft from all over the country in town early next month as the Ashburton Airport...

Bare paddock to garden of acclaim

By Maureen Bishop Alan Trott turned a bare farm paddock into an internationally recognised garden, wrote two books about it and has now been recognised...

Hitting the road for cancer relief

By John Keast Ashburton physio Karla Poyner reckons she's no runner, but she and husband Aaron are tackling the Buller Gorge half marathon next month...

A magical musical tour – and the Muppets

By Maureen Bishop Music from The Muppets to one of the latest Broadway musicals, Hamilton, from the magical journey of Enchanted to the sombre story...

Driven up the wall in the name of art

Artist Mark Braunias is reaching for the sky. He is creating a wall-size work - Assemble, Disassemble, Reassemble - in the foyer of the Ashburton...

Full-time at Rakaia

By Mick Jensen Rev. Al Drye is the Anglican Parish of Rakaia's first full-time appointment in 31 years and he will share his time between...

‘Shark’ puts the bite on coast fish

By Mick Jensen Two enterprising young farmers have cobbled together their own fish harvester - and the fish are biting. The Kiwi No. 8 wire mentality...
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Dobbyn calls on Brian, hardware’s loyal man

By Mick Jensen Long-serving Ashburton Mitre 10 Mega employee Brian Glassey talked chooks and retail with Kiwi music icon Dave Dobbyn during a surprise visit...

Tavern manager Trevor set to pull his last pint

By Mick Jensen He's been the face of hospitality in Tinwald for the last 17 years, but Trevor Whiting is pulling his last pint and...
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