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Rhonda’s helping hands

Rhonda Poulter is a St John ambulance first responder. It’s a volunteer role she has held for almost four years and she loves it. It gives...

Bringing colour to the Triangle

Ashburton business owner and landlord Justin Skilling is doing his bit to smarten up and revitalise the Triangle precinct in town, a place where...

Madi finds vintage groove

Madi Davies has created a bright, hip environment and is selling pre-loved, vintage and on-trend clothing in her new boutique called Centipede. The 22-year-old has...

Delayed ironman test for locals

Eight Mid Canterbury triathletes were primed and prepared to take to the start line at the Taupo Ironman this Saturday before covid forced organisers...

Old plant serves as training zone

Specialist police armed with semi-automatic rifles and pistols took over parts of the old Fairton meat works near Ashburton for a two-day training exercise...

Ashburton district events postponed under level 2

Events are being postponed around the Ashburton district this week because of new covid restrictions but hopes are still high for other gatherings later...

Opuke pools aims for August opening

Good progress is being made on Methven's Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa project and a scheduled opening is on the cards in August. Inspired by...

Record stands, 50 years later

Fifty years ago this year, Ashburton cyclist Paul Wylie won the century-old Round the Mountain race in Taranaki and the fastest time in the...

Rugby players banking on medics

Celtic rugby players have shown some love for St John, giving the Ashburton emergency responders a cheque for $4250. Senior players held a back yard...

Show organisers ‘say their prayers’

Organisers of the Mayfield A&P Show have fingers and toes crossed that community cases of covid remain at bay and the show next month...
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