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Brown seeks mayoralty

Farmer and businessman Neil Brown seeks the Ashburton mayoralty. He joins Leen Braam, Tony Todd and sitting mayor Donna Favel in the race. Mr Brown is...

Boughs, bluebells, history galore

The garden at historic Terrace Station near Hororata has surprises at every turn - a view through a clipped hedge, boughs of great trees,...

Cost of food production to rise – farmers nervous

Toni Williams The cost of food production is set to increase as New Zealand's agricultural industry faces scrutiny trying to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It's causing...

WI members have quilting covered

By Toni Williams Members of the Mid Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes (WI) took to the sewing machines last week to begin their latest project...

Bid to improve bridge safety

Up to $200,000 may be spent to make a bridge over the Hinds River safer. Two people have died after accidents on the bridge. Ashburton council's...

Farewell to a faithful friend

Rev Heather Kennedy led a "leave-taking" service at the Ashburton Baring Square Methodist church hall. The hall, and the nearby Ashburton County Council building, will...

Litterers leave the mess for Sandy

Sandy Johns is sick of drive-by litterers. Mr Johns, retired, said he was tired of cleaning up the rubbish left by drivers, who flung it...

Fire in the sky in Winslow sunrise

Dazzling sunrise photographed at Winslow, south of Ashburton.

Atmospheric water colours for Geraldine exhibition

A new exhibition of Bernadette Parsons' atmospheric water colours opens at the McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine, on 20 July. A restrained palette, spare composition and an...

Board member outlines water concerns

By Toni Williams Concerns have been raised over the water supply, storage and sewerage systems for Methven. The issue was raised by Methven Community Board member...
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