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World champs beckon Layna for final time

By Linda Clarke Ashburton-grown singer and actor Layna Hunt will represent New Zealand at the talent Olympics in the USA later this year. Ms Hunt, 28,...

Social sciences on Pat’s agenda

By Mick Jensen New Ashburton College social science teacher Patrick Sandrey is a former college old boy. It isn't too many years ago that Patrick Sandrey...

Hip-hopping for a cause

By Toni Williams Dance teacher and choreographer Poppy Donaldson ran a hip-hop workshop in Ashburton last weekend to raise money for people affected by the...

Singing school marks 20th year

By Mick Jensen The Mid Canterbury Summer Singing School is in its 20th year and this year's singing intake is rehearsing hard ahead of three...

Super Rugby comes to town

By Linda Clarke Rugby fans will have the chance to get up close to their Crusader and All Black heroes when the Crusaders play the...

Principal relishing comedy spot

By Mick Jensen Tinwald School principal Peter Livingstone likes nothing better than putting a smile on a face, or hearing people laugh. Stand-up comedy is...

Cultural showcase back on

The Ashburton district will once again showcase its cultural diversity at the 11th Multi Cultural Bite (MCB) event on February 6. The community event invites...

Couple tow coffin to Parliament

Dunedin husband and wife Julian and Camilla Cox arrived in Ashburton on Tuesday afternoon on a tandem bicycle and towing a coffin with a...

New recharge site to help dilute nitrates

By Linda Clarke A new managed aquifer recharge site on Timaru Track should help reduce the concentration of nitrates in the private wells of Tinwald...

Fairton meat processing plant for sale

By Linda Clarke Silver Fern Farms has confirmed its mothballed Fairton plant and surrounding land is to be sold. Real estate signs have been erected on...
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