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Sleuth turns to art: it was intuition

Brenda Knight has worked in caves, as a travel agent and as a detective. She never thought she would be an artist. Now she is. Mrs Knight,...

Rare engine comes to town

By John Keast She is bright red, powerful, has its own 100ft German ladder and has saved lives. And it is in Ashburton. A group of Ashburton...

Water feature to stay

By John Keast Ashburton's East Street water feature is staying where it is. There was an uproar on social media and an online petition after the...

Not too old to learn at 102, says Doris

By Toni Williams You're never too old to learn, says Women's Institute (WI) veteran Doris Wakelin. She is 102. She has been a member of the Mid...

A shot from above, as far as the lens can see

Mt Hutt draped in snow, with Methven in the foreground. This drone shot was sent in by Philip Brown, of Rakaia, after the recent...

Breaking: Ellis out on technicality – ‘I’m gutted’

Long-time Ashburton councillor and former mayoral contender Russell Ellis has had to pull out of this year's council election be cause of a technicality. ``I'm...

Council signs off ‘general concept’ for $51.6m centre

Ashburton council has released preliminary designs for its $51.6m civic centre and library in Baring Square East. It also approved the ''general concept'' for the...

Innovation award for Ron

Methven businessman Ron Smith had an idea five years ago, invested in it and, with the research to back it up, ran with it. He...

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...
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