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Kids bake 800 bikkies to help blind

Students at Mt Somers Springburn School have baked up more than 800 biscuits for the Blind Foundation’s Red Puppy Bikkie Day initiative. Two days of...

Teddy bears here, there and everywhere: it’s picnic time

It may not be quite every bear that ever there was but there will be plenty of teddy bears at a special gathering in...

Baker Matt uses alpaca in pie competition entry

Ashburton baker Matt Harvey thinks he might be on to a winner with his alpaca pie. Mr Harvey, of Harvey’s Bakehouse in Creek Road,...

Life honour for Anstiss

Russell Anstiss had to wipe his eyes when the news came. He joined the Ashburton Hearing Association in 1986 - and on Friday was granted...

Mid Canty eyes the big spenders

A new high-end tourism package aimed at wealthy Asian travellers will help Mid Canterbury operators tap into the luxury travel market, and high-country clydesdales...

Road crash effects hard hitting

More than 200 Year 12 Ashburton College students saw up close the effects and consequences of a fatal mock car crash at the annual...

Opening up their minds

Student numbers are up and the Mid Canterbury cluster of the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education (NZCGE) will shortly celebrate its first year...

Books, resources sent

Children attending kindergartens on a remote island in Vanuatu, will soon have new books and colourful resources thanks to the efforts of members of...

All hands to pump for fire project

Engineering and coachbuilding expertise from Ashburton will be used to recreate a core piece of Ashburton fire-fighting history - a 22-man manual horse-drawn pump,...

First Millstream resident to move in this week

The first resident in Ashburton’s newest care facility, Radius Millstream, will move in this week. The 80-bed facility in Hanrahan Street, Allenton, was opened on...
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