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A vintage collection of fine vehicles

By Toni Williams Ashburton Vintage Car Club built its foundation on the enthusiasm of its members. From humble beginnings as a sub branch of its big...

Wakanui, keeper of ancient secrets

By John Keast There is a road between fields, houses, a toilet and a vast expanse of shingly beach. But Wakanui Beach is much more than...

Ossie reflects on 100 years of life

Sydney Symons - Ossie Symons - reckons there was always work for willing hands in his day, and he has done his share. Mr Symons...

Retirement beckons for school stalwart

By Mick Jensen She's been the familiar, smiling face in the Netherby School office for 28 years, but retirement beckons for Annette Hunt. Known as "Mrs...

Creative couture from Plains Dames

By Mick Jensen   They might not have taken out one of the top prizes at the Fibre Octave Wearable Arts extravaganza in Southland, but a...

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...
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