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New chapter for Riff Raff

Riff Raff did not have a speaking role, but he played his part. He was at Ashburton Library - and will be every Tuesday afternoon...

Rugby ace Bigsy lays career bare

By Mick Jensen A skirmish with a former All Black, high profile games for Mid Canterbury and other sporty exploits will be recounted in a...

New council team sworn in

Ashburton's new council has been sworn in, with new mayor Donna Favel saying it is an honour to serve. Council chief executive Andrew Dalziel ran the...

Hindu celebration

Mid Canterbury Hindus laid on the food and entertainment at a Diwali cultural celebration in Ashburton on Saturday. The Festival of Lights event was attended...

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...
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