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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...

Faith-based works displayed

A woman weeps, a tear on her cheek. Artist Carmen Lye has captured the mood. A new collection of 23 faith-based works is on display at...

Todd seeking mayoralty

Retired Ashburton businessman Tony Todd will seek the Ashburton mayoralty. Mr Todd announced his decision this morning. He is one of three seeking the top job....

Final call for country hall

Lynnford Hall near Hinds will be closed. The final meeting of the Lynnford Reserve Board was held in April, with 10 in attendance, and a...
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