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Favel confirms mayoral bid

Two mayoral candidates, sitting mayor Donna Favel and councillor Neil Brown, are making all-or-nothing bids for the top job. Mr Brown announced his candidacy last...

Council signs off ‘general concept’ for $51.6m centre

Ashburton council has released preliminary designs for its $51.6m civic centre and library in Baring Square East. It also approved the ''general concept'' for the...

Innovation award for Ron

Methven businessman Ron Smith had an idea five years ago, invested in it and, with the research to back it up, ran with it. He...

Rugby ace Nicole aiming high

By Mick Jensen Former Mt Hutt College student Nicole Purdom is busier than most 22-year-olds and taking sporting opportunities in her stride. A talented rugby player,...

Andre very grateful for support

By Mick Jensen Former Mid Canterbury tennis coach Andre Van Rooyen has been overwhelmed by the community support since his cancer diagnosis and is responding...

Mums extol benefits of breastfeeding

Breastfeeding mums Kara Hall and Naomi Cone were among the dozen breastfeeding mothers to attend Mid Canterbury's Big Latch On event last week. Both have...

Robin snaps district beauty

By Mick Jensen Robin Pridie's love of photography began more than seven decades ago when he received a Box Brownie for Christmas. Processing the eight...

Rowing ace Veronica off to the US

By Mick Jensen Ashburton rowing ace Veronica Wall has been accepted by one of the best universities in the world and will head off to...

Video club edits itself out, but memories roll on

New technology, ageing members and falling interest have led to the winding up of the Ashburton Video Camera Club, set up 30 years ago. Foundation...

Camp seeks stuffed animals for teaching

Kakariki Camps, which offers team-building camps with an environmental focus, is after unwanted stuffed animals to teach the community about the local environment and...
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