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Kai cooker used

By Maureen Bishop Dry summers and tighter regulations have meant updating the traditional hangi at the Hakatere Marae. Fire restrictions have often stymied plans for laying...

Cadet unit victorious

Ashburton Cadet Unit has topped its rivals to take out the Southern Area Skills competition. The competition was run at West Melton Army Training Area...

Bumper year for multi-talented Lucy

By Mick Jensen It's been a bumper year for multi-talented Ashburton College student Lucy Clough - and there's more to come. The Year 13 student has...

Alister’s beard plan a hair-razor

By Mick Jensen It's big, bushy and there's more than a hint of grey and its coming off on Alister Smith's birthday. The 56-year-old Rakaia local...

Life a beach for Wakanui’s Molly, and she wants to protect it for...

By Mick Jensen Molly Blain loves the peace and serenity of Wakanui Beach and wants more people to enjoy it as well. She's been a permanent...

Owl souvenir collector

By Mick Jensen Heather Kaye is mad about owl memorabilia and has an impressive collection of well over 500 items scattered around her Chertsey home. She...

Services back in church

Regular services are back on at Ashburton's St Stephen's Church after the completion of earthquake repairs and cosmetic improvements. The Anglican church celebrated reopening with...

Croquet quartet

By Mick Jensen Four young players from Ashburton's Waireka Croquet Club will play in the 2017 Golf Croquet World Championships in Melbourne early next year. The...

Versatile pods crafted

By Mick Jensen They're versatile, transportable, multi-use and being crafted in Methven. Mark Brown is making bespoke pods in his workshop after seeing the success a...

Mayor in demand

By John Keast Donna Favel's phone won't stop ringing. This time it is CTV wanting an interview. Done. Earlier it was RNZ National. Then Hoops on Hokonui. During the RNZ...
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