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Nordqvist ends long role

September 19 By Mick Jensen Martin Nordqvist has attended his last formal meeting and ended an 18-year association with the Methven Community Board (MCB). Born and raised...

Roger creates another masterpiece

Another impressive giant wooden playhouse is the top prize in the annual Ashburton Lions Club pre Christmas raffle. The playhouse will be on display and...

C-c-crunch

September 16 The last of the Rural Transport building on the corner of East and South streets, Ashburton, is demolished to make way for a...

Catering to the saleyards flock

By John Keast Caterers Ann Craig and June Steenson recall with amusement now the day of the 1000 pies. And the 1000 sugar buns - and...

Helping hands at clean up

Ashburton's CBD is cleaner, thanks to the Ashburton Citizens' Association and supporters. As part of Clean Up Week, members began at Baring Square East...

Jazmin transformed at fair

Sandra Thomas is all concentration as she transforms Jazmin Blakemore, 11, at the St Paul's Presbyterian Church fair. All the ingredients were there to...

Red carpet out at St Stephen’s

By Mick Jensen The red carpet has literally been rolled out at St Stephen's Anglican Church on Park Street and church services will resume soon. Earthquake...

Parent power to fore in production

Parent power is lending a big hand behind the scenes to ensure Big Little Theatre Company’s (BLTC) production of The Lion, The Witch and...

Firefighters off on safari – on scooters

Rakaia couple Charlie and Jill Tomlin are revved up and ready for Saturday’s Tranz Alpine Scooter Safari. The pair are volunteer firefighters and will ride...

Feather in cap for Ashburton business

Ashburton has been welcomed into an innovative scheme that is promoting tourism in mainly rural and provincial locations outside the traditional tourist routes. The scheme,...
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