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Bubble rapt – these kids are on a roll

A Methven-based school holiday programme aimed at youth aged between 11 and 17 years has once again been a busy and fun affair. The...

Outsider romps to the line first

By Mick Jensen Mid Canterbury horse Signify has galloped to victory in the big-money Group 1 Telegraph Handicap at Trentham and put a huge smile...

Edmund wins national golf croquet open event

Methven's Edmund Fordyce has lifted the NZ Open Golf Croquet singles title and is its youngest ever winner. The 16-year-old Mount Hutt College student competed...

Goodhew will not seek re-election

Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew will not contest the 2017 election. She made the surprise announcement on Wednesday (January 25). Mrs Goodhew lost her ministerial responsibilities in...

Walking puzzle at maize maze

Ashburton Borough School's fundraising maize maze on the edge of town is open for exploration. Back for a third year, the maze opened on Monday...

Man of the community – and the land

By Maureen Bishop Working for non-profit organisations is hugely rewarding because of the enthusiastic people they attract, says Kevin Geddes. And he should know. Much of...

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...
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