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Covid vaccination drive success

Ashburtonian Snow MacKenzie got his second covid vaccination dose last weekend, alongside his teen children, and then enjoyed a hamburger on offer from Kai...

Scrap metal sought for fundraiser

Members of the Ashburton College TeenAg Club are collecting scrap metal and batteries as a way to fund farm trips and club equipment. The club,...

Lightning sets bed ablaze

A house on Winchmore Dromore Road, just north of Ashburton, was struck by lightning on Monday afternoon. David Bleach, who runs a farm on the...

Kids suit up to learn about beekeeping

There was a buzz of excitement on an Eiffelton property last week when children had the opportunity to give beekeeping a go. Local business The...

Four year consent for Smiths Ashburton

Resource consent for up to four years has been granted for the Smiths Ashburton (Smiths City) tenancy at the former Bunnings building at 363...

Popular principal calling time

The popular school leader at after 21 years in the principal's role. Principal Peter Melrose, 64, will finish up at Hampstead School at the end...

Ashburton A&P, a closed event

The Ashburton A&P Show competitions will go on in closed exhibitor/competitor-only mini events, not open to the general public. The decision, made by the Ashburton...

Natural world through a microscope

Ashburton Art Gallery collections and exhibitions assistant Hannah Crichton prepares to look under the microscope. Visitors to the Ashburton Art Gallery have been immersing themselves...

No Christmas in the Park

Organisers have made the decision to cancel Ashburton’s Christmas in the Park event because of covid uncertainty and the logistics involved. Current Level Two rules...

Staff covid ready

Eight Mid Canterbury covid vaccination clinics will take part in Super Saturday this weekend. It's a one-off nationwide event to encourage people to get...
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