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McMillan named as deputy

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown has named Methven councillor Liz McMillan as his deputy. The announcement was made at the inaugural meeting of council today. The council...

Amanda takes project by the horns

By Toni Williams A snapshot of an ageing bull led rural photographer Amanda King to take a personal project and grow it into a successful...

Clean water, Ashburton’s secret weapon

Ashburton has a potent weapon as it, like all districts, seeks to comply with proposals for freshwater reform. Mayor-elect Neil Brown, who has a keen...

500 at Ashburton water meeting

By Toni Williams 'It's like using a sledge hammer to crack a walnut" and it's not going to work, says Federated Farmers general manager policy...

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...
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