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Dose of silt, but local pool set to open

By Mick Jensen The Willowby Community Pool has been cleaned up for a November opening after July's heavy rain flooded it with an unexpected deluge...

Getting back to nature – a chance to dig

The river trail dips and curves from the Ashburton River bridge to Lake Hood, and now members of the public can help to make...

Couple seal deal for social housing

A new type of social housing will soon be available in Ashburton, thanks to the generosity of local couple Jamie and Tania Dalzell. Mr and...

Think tank for Event Centre

By Mick Jensen Ashburton Trust Event Centre (ATEC) staff have been looking ahead and brainstorming ideas for the future of the community facility. The staff think...

Val worries burst of rain will flood street

By Mick Jensen Melcombe Street resident Val Mitchell is concerned that another heavy rain event like the one that struck Ashburton in July will again...

High country treat, nesting wrybill

Ashburton Forest & Bird members visited the Rakaia River above the gorge at the weekend and were privileged to see a nesting wrybill. The bird...

Bookarama proceeds set to hit $1m

By Mick Jensen Cumulative proceeds from community event Bookarama are set to hit the $1 million mark this year. The popular Ashburton Rotary Club run event...

Racing big part of Jack’s early life

By Mick Jensen Horses and harness racing were a big part of Jack Ranton's early life in Australia and those years included driving to cup...

Honours list compiled

By Mick Jensen Ashburton resident Dellwyn Moylan has turned sleuth and amateur historian in her mission to compile a comprehensive list of Mid Canterbury people...

Rugby exhibition

By Maureen Bishop The impact on rugby players who traded New Zealand sports fields for the battlefields of World War 1 is the theme of...
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