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On the road with pals Jake and Piccolo to back animal welfare

By Maureen Bishop A desire to be more proactive in promoting animal welfare has been taken literally by Wellington man Stephen Brassett. A former dog handler...

Fibre fan spins yarn of cat hair – purrfect

By Mick Jensen Margaret Hawkey is a creative fibre fan and her latest project is using an unusual material - cat hair. A plentiful supply of...

Bentleys stop off in Ashburton

Bentley tour travelling around New Zealand stopped off briefly in Ashburton on Thursday. Twenty four Bentleys, mostly vintage or older models, stopped off at Bruce...

Super-sized shed shifted to new home

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Menz Shed has relocated a large, stored building to its new site on William Street and members hope to be operating...

Scared cat left for SPCA staff

A scared adult cat has been dumped without water at the Mid Canterbury SPCA. Rallou Keeley, who runs the centre with husband John, said she...

Bug hunt: Brian’s got his net and he’s on the trail

By Mick Jensen As soon as he jumped out of his truck at Wakanui Beach, ecologist Brian Patrick was keen to explore its biodiversity. One of...

Tennis aces show style

By Mick Jensen Allenton Sport Club's grass tennis courts proved invaluable for Ashburton tennis aces Neil McCann and Andre Van Rooyen, who starred at the...

Swimmers in the medals

Bree Middleton was the best of the Jennian Homes Ashburton Swim Team swimmers at the recent Canterbury West Coast championships, winning both the 400m...

Bubble rapt – these kids are on a roll

A Methven-based school holiday programme aimed at youth aged between 11 and 17 years has once again been a busy and fun affair. The...

Outsider romps to the line first

By Mick Jensen Mid Canterbury horse Signify has galloped to victory in the big-money Group 1 Telegraph Handicap at Trentham and put a huge smile...
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