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Mums extol benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mums Kara Hall and Naomi Cone were among the dozen breastfeeding mothers to attend Mid Canterbury's Big Latch On event last week. Both have...

Video club edits itself out, but memories roll on

New technology, ageing members and falling interest have led to the winding up of the Ashburton Video Camera Club, set up 30 years ago. Foundation...

Studying Rangitata’s silt and sediment

Scientists are expected to begin work soon on looking at how the Rangitata River may be affected by the accumulation of fine sediments, such...

Boughs, bluebells, history galore

The garden at historic Terrace Station near Hororata has surprises at every turn - a view through a clipped hedge, boughs of great trees,...

Christian school eyes secondary expansion

By Toni Williams Ashburton Christian School is looking to set up a formal enrolment scheme and expand to include a high school. If approved the school,...

Deer milkers see bright future

By Toni Williams A lot of research and development has gone into the deer milking operation at Mt Somers, but now decisions need to be...

Salvation Army closes Ashburton centre

By Mick Jensen It's the end of an era for Ashburton Salvation Army's employment and education centre, with the doors to close permanently tomorrow. The Salvation...

Dorie, the little school that could

By John Keast The roll of Dorie School once slid to 11. More than 20 years ago, it was in danger of closing. There is no danger...

Youth MP inspired by Bennett

By Toni Williams Rangitata Youth MP Phoebe Scarsbrook has been inspired to continue in politics after meeting National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett. Ms Bennett was...

Gold honour for WI’s Mavis

By Toni Williams A lifetime helping others in her community, and beyond, has led to Mid Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes president Mavis Wilkins being...
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