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Maddison makes a wheel of herbs

By Mick Jensen Maddison Gourlay has made and donated an impressive herb wheel for the community garden at St Andrew's Church in Tinwald. The Ashburton College...

Crowd checks out hospital

By Mick Jensen Some 430 people checked out Ashburton Hospital's new acute admission unit and day theatre at an open day on Sunday. The public was...

Lions create character

By Mick Jensen Hinds Lions Club has added to its Santa Parade fleet with Thomas the Tank Engine and Clarabel set to join the Red...

Food for all – mums sort out school lunches

''It's overwhelming. It's gone from a little idea to this." The little idea was Angella Otene's. She is the parent of a child at Netherby School,...

Stretching and bopping – it’s all on

There was plenty of enthusiasm at the first hip hop session. They stepped and stretched and bopped along to the beat at the first introductory...

Tooting for tucker

By Mick Jensen Car horns will be honking and collectors out in force this Monday (November 28) for the annual Toot for Tucker community foodbank...

Big gathering of cubs

Close to 350 cubs descended on Ashburton on Saturday to celebrate 100 years of cubbing in New Zealand. Mania-O-Roto Cub Zone hosted zone groups from...

Help on the way – by air

By Maureen Bishop Experience gained in an aid operation following the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011, led to a slick operation being put in place in...

Outstanding in his (spud) field

Water and warmth have done their job: the potatoes planted by the "Octogenarians" of the Plains Museum in Tinwald are thriving. John French reckons the...

College boss eyes challenge

By Mick Jensen New Ashburton College principal Ross Preece is excited about taking the school to the next level. Mr Preece takes up the reins on...
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