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Harry’s success trumpeted

By Toni Williams Harry Bremner's dedication and service to Ashburton Silver Band was recognised when he was awarded the Brass Band Association of New Zealand's...

Faces from the past, a glass act

By John Keast They stare from the past, and these faces - children, soldiers, women, pets - were nearly lost. Now, 760 portraits salvaged from glass...

Life’s a beach, especially if it is Wakanui

By John Keast Artist Elspeth McLean is an Australian who lives in Canada, but she is drawn time and again to Ashburton's Wakanui Beach -...

A terrace runs to the hills

Beyond the new garden with its natives and daisies and flowing grasses, the Rakaia Walkway heads west to the hills. It stops far short of...

Rural champion steps back

Rural champion Kevin Geddes is retiring from Federated Farmers after more than 30 years pushing the causes of the rural community and ensuring its...

Long St John service recognised

St John Ashburton Area Committee has recognised John Tyrrell's long and valuable contribution to St John with the awarding of Area Life Membership. Mr Tyrrell...

Working on Safe accreditation

By Mick Jensen Safer Ashburton District has appointed Lesley Symington as the co-ordinator to help it work towards accreditation of Safe Communities Foundation New Zealand...

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...
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