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Tractor pull set up for Mayfield Show

By Mick Jensen Next month's Mayfield A & P Show is set to pull in the crowds with a brand new attraction - a tractor...

A place to relax, just under the hills

  There is little room to move here at Christmas. Or New Year. Visitors love the peace and quiet, the easy access to the Ashburton Gorge, a...

Nature Matters, with Mary Ralston

At this time of year many people go for walks and picnics in our reserves and national parks. Beech forests are lovely cool places...

Licensing scheme aims to end isolation

By Maureen Bishop In a bid to end social and geographical isolation of newcomers in Ashburton's rural communities, a driving licensing scheme has been developed. The...

BCI shareholders raise $25m for buy-out

Shareholders in the Barrhill Chertsey irrigation scheme are positive about its future - so positive they have raised more than $25 million to take...

Time to turn the soil

There was no fuss when it was time to plough - a red flag came down and a green one was...

Dairy leader Jessie determined early on

By Sally Rae Jessie Chan-Dorman's determination was evident from an early age. At 16, she left home and funded herself through secondary school and university. Ms Chan-Dorman...

Synlait sets out formula

By Maureen Bishop Synlait Milk's plant at Dunsandel will be the world's largest site producing infant formula when further expansion is completed in three years. Speaking...

A world of difference

By Maureen Bishop Jeanette Tarbotton has just returned from the international conference of the Associated Country Women of the World. When Jeanette Tarbotton's husband suggested she...

Garden club closes but lives on in seat

By Maureen Bishop The Mayfield Garden Club may have disbanded but its name will live on through a gift to the Mayfield Domain. The club had...
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