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People helper Jackie set to retire

By Mick Jensen Retiring Presbyterian Support regional manager Jackie Girvan has been a "people helper" throughout her fulfilling working life. She began nurse training straight from...

Milestone for pottery society

By Mick Jensen Pottery wheels have been spinning and kilns fired up at the Ashburton Pottery Society on countless occasions over the past 50 years. The...

Club to host motorsport training

The Ashburton Car Club are hosting free driver training sessions for people to learn basic motorsport and car control. Drivers can provide their own car,...

Ace student off to Germany

Top-performing Ashburton College student Diana Barbu had claimed a prestigious science scholarship and will spend most of August tackling neurophysiology and other topics in...

A career of note – it’s quite a story

By John Keast The skidoo was hurtling down Mt Hutt. Maureen Bishop was on the back clinging to the driver - and a camera. The idea had...

When the troops went to Westerfield

By John Keast There are still plenty of trees on Richard Langdon's farm at Westerfield - he has a strong interest in forestry - and...

Rural church stands proud again

          The Church of the Holy Innocents near Peel Forest is tucked away in peaceful solitude among trees and below towering hills on the...

A fight against pain, weight loss

By John Keast Mark Crotty is battling on two fronts. He is fighting for his health and for access to medically prescribed cannabis. The tall young man...

Sir Stephen opens up on charity and business

Sir Stephen Tindall could not help himself, calling into the Red Shed at Rolleston. The founder of The Warehouse, though he is taking a year...

A world captured in little moments

William Williams saw the world in little moments. A woman in a hammock, her white dress trailing over its edge; a man in dress clothes...
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