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Power upgrade at Plains, who pays?

Tinwald’s historic village cannot grow until it has a decent power supply. The problem is - who will pay, and who has the money? The matter...

The gloves of the man who hit hard

These are the gloves of The Freckled Wonder. You may know him as Bob Fitzsimmons, the British professional boxer - who settled in Timaru as...

Ashburton, Chinese city form new bond

Ashburton and Chinese city XianYang, which has a population of five million, will strengthen ties. A delegation of 11 local government and business people made...

Music farm expands its repertoire

Ruth Hall’s music farm, At Violinos - the only farm of its type in New Zealand - is now a concert venue. It has been...

Volleyball a court winner

Ashburton’s volleyball league is flourishing and players are loving the facilities at EA Networks Centre. Twelve teams are contesting the local competition, which is sponsored...

Basketball honour for Pauline

It was an informal gathering, rather than the glitzy affair originally lined up, but Pauline Paterson was beaming from ear to ear when presented...

Biscuits to help the blind

Youngsters at Rising Stars Preschool have made and sold biscuits to raise money for the Blind Foundation guide dogs. A small shop area was set...

Silo the cat is back, heavier and purring after 19-month journey into the unknown

It was the worst of Christmas news. A cherished cat, Silo, gone - escaped with eight others - from a cattery at Woodbury. That was 19...

Women take hold in self defence

Local women were hands-on at an informative self defence workshop in Ashburton last week. A full complement of 12 women signed up for the workshop...

Breast is best for these mums, tots

Snow may have been falling but it did not stop 35 mothers and their children celebrating the benefits of breast-feeding in Ashburton on Friday. Breast-feed...
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