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Old heads wanted to mentor local businesses

Wise, old business heads in the Ashburton Rotary Club are being encouraged to become mentors for Mid Canterbury businesses struggling to survive Covid-19. Club member...

All Blacks-in-training await whistle

Rugby mad mini-All-Blacks-in-training Jesse, Louie and Flynn Ross cannot wait for rugby season to kick off again. The trio have been playing club age-group rugby...

Movies on the comeback

By Mick Jensen Films are back on the big screen at Ashburton's Regent Cinema. The cinema was closed during lockdown, but reopened under Alert Level 2...

Cafe rules being followed

New Alert Level 2 restrictions are in place and working at Ashburton eatery Somerset Grocer. Like cafes around the country, the venue is following strict...

Banter back between golfing buddies

Golfing buddies, separated from their course and each other for the past eight weeks, made the most of sunshine and Alert Level 2 restrictions...

Sallies shop back open

By Mick Jensen The Salvation Army Family Store opens its doors today after an eight-week closure. Staff and volunteers have spent a number of days cleaning...

College canteen back open

By Mick Jensen The familiar queues have returned and favourite foods like pork riblets and sushi are back on the menu in the Ashburton College...

Sophie Adams is set for the big-time

Basketballer Sophie Adams has the world at her feet, but first she wants to finish Year 13. The Ashburton College student, named in the reserves...

Foodbank boost to beat Covid-19

Boosting the coffers of the district's foodbanks on the cusp of winter will help fill a need in the community, says Salvation Army's community...

Money rolls in for Tony’s hospice ride

Retired businessman Tony Todd celebrated his 73rd birthday on Wednesday cycling 73km around Ashburton raising more than $6800 for Hospice Mid Canterbury. He was joined...
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