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‘I Love it. I love it,’ cries 80-year-old skydiver

By John Keast Elaine Busby saw paratroopers training 70 years ago and she decided then she wanted to jump out of a plane. On Sunday, she...

Dancing dreams

By Mick Jensen Krishay Nadan is aiming to impress judges with his Bollywood-inspired dance moves and hip hop attitude when he performs at the World...

Grand old station chaff cutter back

By Maureen Bishop The chaff cutter may have done many years' service in Marlborough but since its working life ended it has travelled up and...

Crowd funding sets up bike park bid

By Mick Jensen Bike Methven has achieved its aim of raising $100,000 through crowd funding to support a collective tender bid to buy a 208ha...

Spry Bob on court and loving it at 90

By Mick Jensen He might have just celebrated his 90th birthday, but Bob Riseley is still a force to be reckoned with on the tennis...

Cool dip in Hampstead pool

With the thermometer reaching 32 deg. on Tuesday, Hampstead School pupils were able to enjoy the luxury of a cool dip in the nearby...

Rest home seeks help

Community-owned Seniorcare Geraldine (Waihi Lodge Care Centre) wants to raise $300,000 to redevelop its Firman wing and former manager's residence. The registered charity provides rest-home...

Over 80s step out on green

Bowls players aged over 80 enjoyed a roll out at a recent afternoon session played at the Allenton Bowling Club. Some 24 seniors from around...

Chinese performers show skill at festival event

By Mick Jensen Ashburton College Year 9 students and guests were treated to a display from touring Chinese performers promoting New Zealand's lantern festivals. The performances...

Ollie lands role in professional stage production of Priscilla

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Intermediate School pupil Ollie Bubb has landed another part in a professional stage production and will play Benji in the colourful...
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