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Warm welcome for principal

New Mt Hutt College principal Jack Saxon has been welcomed with fanfare - and an assurance that if the budget had allowed, every student...

Heifer’s antics inspire children’s book

Mid Canterbury dairy grazier Christine Taylor has used the antics of a mischievous heifer - No. 102 - as the basis of a children's...

Sew impressive – dresses for India

Members of Ashburton Inner Wheel have used their sewing skills to make 30 dresses for girls in India. The dresses are made for two to...

Shear delight – champions show how

By John Keast Allan Oldfield battled the heat - and sheep with broken wool - in Le Dorat, France, to become the best in the world. It...

Ahoy! Sailors wanted

By Toni Williams Ashburton Sailing Club members are keen to pass on their love of the water to the next generation of yachties. They will be...

Death probe shifts to Selwyn

As part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Tony Waldron in Rakaia on 18 September, police will be searching an area of...

National honour for Rosa

By Toni Williams Community stalwart Rosa Bennett, who is nearing 90, is the humble recipient of an honorary Age Concern New Zealand's Dignity Champion award,...

Rakaia river bed new focus in death inquiry

Police continue to investigate the death of Tony Waldron, a dairy farm worker and father of two, in Rakaia on 18 September. Detective Senior Sergeant...

Norrie’s handiwork voted best

A work by embroiderer Norrie Wilson, pictured, has won the People's Choice prize at the Gathering of Threads exhibition displayed at Ashburton Art Gallery. Called...

Water bottling proposed

Water bottling at Fairton could be back on the Ashburton District Council agenda if a request being processed by Environment Canterbury gets the go...
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