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German stay for college girl

By Mick Jensen Ashburton College student Diana Barbu has been awarded a scholarship that will take her to Germany for a three-month immersion experience from...

If it’s cricket, Bob knows the score

By Maureen Bishop The score sheet from a cricket match is a complicated thing. The scorer records the obvious things such as who was batting and...

Clemency plea for church

Historic Places Mid Canterbury is taking up the cudgels to save the Ashburton Methodist Church, and the nearby county council building. The church is one...

Giant in its field – a wide, wide roller

It’s a giant in its field, has a rolling width of 6m and is likely the widest land roller in New Zealand. Manufactured by Rakaia...

Truck showcase for cause

They cover hundreds of kilometres every year, keeping New Zealand moving, but many of the nation’s trucks will be taking a short break in...

Flagship fund-raising day

The Cancer Society’s annual flagship event, Daffodil Day - one of the most important fundraising and cancer awareness events - falls next Friday, August...

Pasifika focus for Netherby playgroup

Parents have taken over the running of a Netherby based playgroup that has a strong Pasifika focus. Fa’s Pasifika Playgroup was set up more than...

Carving out marae’s place in world

The men are bent low, chisels digging into the fine totara. To their right is their quiet guide, carver Alex McLeod. He is from Rolleston, but...

PM’s whistlestop Ashburton tour

Prime Minister John Key enjoyed a relaxed walking tour of central Ashburton on Friday and was happy to stop and chat. Mr Key started his...

Landmark Ashburton store Todds sold to Timaru family

Landmark Mid Canterbury fashion business Todds of Ashburton has been sold to the Preen family of Timaru in what is seen as a vote...
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