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Making way for the next generation

By Toni Williams Stud breeder Stuart Sinclair, of Wakanui in Mid Canterbury, is clearing the way on-farm for the next generation. After nearly 50 years building...

Biomass plant expansion eyed

By Mick Jensen Businessman Greg Donaldson wants your green waste, trimmings, clippings, untreated demo timber and cardboard, and if he gets enough of it, he...

Reading rules in Rakaia, ok?

By Linda Clarke Rakaia's community library is an unrealised gem in the town - it stocks great books that are free or ridiculously cheap to...

Old information centre needs taking away

The Ashburton District Council is looking for someone to pick up its old information centre building and take it away for a new life. Expressions...

Sharing the load of multiple babies

By Toni Williams Parents of twins, triplets or more are being sought to attend a Mid Canterbury Multiples Meet-Up, organised by Ashburton mum of 11-month-old...

Reunion brings former classmates together

    By Mick Jensen There were a few absentees, but many in form 3L who started at Ashburton College 50 years ago have enjoyed an overdue...

Information for seniors at Positive Ageing Expo

Age Concern Ashburton's upcoming Positive Ageing Expo is a way to support people to lead a full and active life, says president Trish Small. It's...

Lachie identified as future leader

By Toni Williams Lachie Davidson has travelled to the other side of the world, been crowned a world champion egg thrower and has just embarked...

Drivers fail at intersections

By Linda Clarke The Ashburton District Council is doubling down on its efforts to stop people dying or being hurt at intersections. Council engineer Martin Lo...

Pea crop harvested

The Maw family, in Mid Canterbury, has been farming at Barrhill for four generations, dating back to 1925. They rotate a broad range of crops...
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