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Tractor pull roars to life, draws crowd

Scores of tractors and hundreds of spectators attended the Canterbury Tractor Pull Club's inaugural fun event at Mayfield A&P Showgrounds last weekend. It was run...

Sporting shoes for kids

Not owning appropriate sport shoes can hold back children from playing sport and being involved in the community. But thanks to an initiative by a...

Support group operating on tight budget

An Ashburton group that has supported adults with intellectual disabilities over the past 30 years is being run on a shoestring and struggling to...

Rallying to get Chloe treatment

Eleven year old Chloe Peck was a bubbly, happy girl until it all changed after a fall at school early last year. Chloe has endured...

Big whopping pumpkins

The heaviest, biggest and weirdest pumpkins grown from Mitre 10 Mega Ashburton seedlings went under scrutiny last weekend. They were of the Atlantic Giant variety...

Jumper fundraising to compete

Up-and-coming equestrian rider Brittany Fowler, 20, has been selected to represent New Zealand in an international three day equestrian event in Melbourne next month,...

Monique wins gold at nationals

Monique Brake has won a national cycling title in the Hokitika Age Group Road National Championships, winning gold in the masters time trial race. Monique's...

Family get together for safari

Three 50cc scooters run-in and serviced... check. Multiple fuel cans and oil reserves at the ready... check. Six Care Bear onesies washed and ready for wear......

Chip packets crisp new start

A new volunteering project recycling foil chip packets into survival blankets is being carried out by youth at BASE, in Ashburton. BASE's involvement with The...

Families making new lives

It's been almost a year since Ashburton welcomed its first Afghan family to town as part of the refugee resettlement service. Today there are seven...
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