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Chinese performers show skill at festival event

By Mick Jensen Ashburton College Year 9 students and guests were treated to a display from touring Chinese performers promoting New Zealand's lantern festivals. The performances...

Ollie lands role in professional stage production of Priscilla

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Intermediate School pupil Ollie Bubb has landed another part in a professional stage production and will play Benji in the colourful...

Oilers have their eye on the Chertsey Domain

By Mick Jensen Rugby league enthusiasts in Chertsey have plans to spruce up facilities and to mark out a pitch in the Chertsey Domain ahead...

Museum throws open the doors – for free

The Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum is turning 50 - and you get the presents. The much-loved museum - which draws enthusiasts from around...

From South Auckland to Mid Canterbury for minister

By Maureen Bishop The Rev Arii Taimataora is a little anxious about her move to Mid Canterbury, but she is also looking forward to the...

Total fire ban in place

Ashburton District Council has been notified by the Mid-South Canterbury Rural Fire Authority that there is a total fire ban for the district effective...

Maori support services

By Mick Jensen Hakatere Marae Komiti chair Michelle Brett is delighted with the introduction of new support services for the district's growing Maori community. Mrs Brett...

Mt Hutt ‘strongest croquet school’

By Mick Jensen Mount Hutt College is the strongest croquet school in New Zealand and hopes are high for five of its players at the...

Old pool demolished

It's the end of an era for the former Ashburton Community Pool on walnut Avenue. A digger, pictured, made short work of razing the pool...

Race ace Craig just puts his foot down

By John Keast Ashburton ministock racer Craig Butterick has a simple racing philosophy. "I just put my foot down and go for it." That go-get-'em approach has...
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