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Funding for Methven water plant brought forward

Ashburton District Council will fast track plans for a new water treatment plant in Methven and has awarded a contract to build two new...

District response praised

Back row from left: NEMA’s Gary Knowles, Simon Chambers, Carolyn Schwalger, FENZ’s Rhys Jones, Kerry Gregory, Bevan Findlay, and front from left:...

Tayla helping Rakaia community

Rakaia teenager Tayla Davidson has started her Duke of Edinburgh award journey and is focused on voluntary service and support in her community. She has...

Streetscape focus moves to Havelock Street, drivers warned

Workers and shoppers in Ashburton’s CBD are being told their usual driving routes could be disrupted from June 8 when streetscaping contractors turn their...

Babies, it’s cold out there

Newborn lambs were freezing and parts of the countryside were on fire as spring arrived in a weird way this week. An electric fence started...

New focus for rugby referees boss

Mid Canterbury Rugby referees boss Graham Shaw will be happy on the sidelines of this weekend's big Watters Cup final. Methven takes on Rakaia for...

All go at the Methven Show

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Cool conditions for Geraldine Multi Challenge

Conditions were pleasantly cool for the annual Geraldine Multi Challenge on Sunday. Walkers, runners and mountain-bikers took part, all leaving from the Orari Racecourse. Competitors...

Rural fire doused

Firefighters douse a fire in a post near a shed in Le Bretons Road, Wakanui. Urban and rural firefighters were called to a hay...

Minister farewells a church he never used

Methodist minister Tevita Tuafalele has few regrets about his seven years in Ashburton. Except, of course, that he was never able to use the church. It...
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