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Sleepers ignite in container at Tinwald

Fire crews from Ashburton and Timaru worked from 4am today to deal with a container load of burning sleepers at Wilsons Bulk Transport, Tinwald. The...

Music for opening of charity shop

Ashburton College string trio of Paula Green, Willow Diedricks and Zoe Diedricks provided the music at the opening of the St John charity shop...

Peruvian artist weaves his magic

Fifth-generation Peruvian tapestry weaver Maximo Laura works mainly with alpaca and llama fibre, but in Ashburton he felt the softness of wool. Mr Laura is...

Colourful works feature

By Mick Jensen Staveley artists Susie Millichamp and Jen Dearborn have once again combined works for a joint exhibition in Methven. Titled Colourists, the exhibition at...

Change of lifestyle for cafe owners

By Mick Jensen New Ashburton Arcade cafe owners Gary and Kara Glover have swapped technology and design jobs and the heat of Australia for an...

Farm waste gathered – it’s a wrap

By Mick Jensen The on-farm recycling service offered by community recycler Wastebusters has amassed 85,500 tonnes of baleage and silage wrap over the last 12...

Hot shot Ben has trials in sights

Ashburton College pupil Ben Thomas is taking on the big guns in air pistol shooting. Ben, 15, has been named as New Zealand's only male...

Money tagged for village plan

By Mick Jensen Ashburton council has tagged up to $130,000 for the demolition, preservation and partial restoration of buildings at the former Chinese settlement on...

Upcycling, preserving at back to basics expo

By Mick Jensen Upcycling tips, preserving advice and edible weeds are among the topics that will feature at this year's Back to Basics expo in...

Close shave for councillors, and charity’s ahead

A head shave initiative featuring Ashburton councillors Leen Braam and Russell Ellis, and council community relations manager Vincie Billante, has raised over $4000 for...
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