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Clean water, Ashburton’s secret weapon

Ashburton has a potent weapon as it, like all districts, seeks to comply with proposals for freshwater reform. Mayor-elect Neil Brown, who has a keen...

Fish and chips for May’s 101st

By Mick Jensen Coldstream House resident May Parker celebrated her 101st birthday last week with her favourite fish and chip lunch. Two of her four daughters...

Ducklings saved

By Mick Jensen It's common to see mother ducks and their newborns waddling along roadsides at this time of the year and two recent duckling...

Warm welcome for principal

New Mt Hutt College principal Jack Saxon has been welcomed with fanfare - and an assurance that if the budget had allowed, every student...

Heifer’s antics inspire children’s book

Mid Canterbury dairy grazier Christine Taylor has used the antics of a mischievous heifer - No. 102 - as the basis of a children's...

Sew impressive – dresses for India

Members of Ashburton Inner Wheel have used their sewing skills to make 30 dresses for girls in India. The dresses are made for two to...

Shear delight – champions show how

By John Keast Allan Oldfield battled the heat - and sheep with broken wool - in Le Dorat, France, to become the best in the world. It...

A for Altrusa, B for babies, simple as ABC

Ashburton babies born this month will have the opportunity to start learning the alphabet from a young age thanks to the generosity of Altrusa...

Maori health office open in Ashburton

By Mick Jensen Christchurch-based Maori health and social service provider He Waka Tapu has opened its new office in Ashburton. There was a good turnout of...

A model patient – donors see him ‘saved’

Donors who contributed to the Rural Health Academic Centre Ashburton (RHACA), based at Ashburton Hospital, got an exclusive simulation demonstration in the facility this...
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