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Seeing the lie of the land from above

Philip Brown sets up his drone's flight path with a tablet computer By John Keast Rakaia contractor Philip Brown has the world, as seen from above,...

Cemetery expansion on the cards

By Mick Jensen Plans to expand the Ashburton cemetery are at the resource consent stage and aim to provide for the district's burial and remembrance...

Hardware legend clocks up 50 years

By Mick Jensen Hardware salesman Brian Glassey has clocked up 50 years of employment with the same employer and has no plans to retire just...

Maddison makes a wheel of herbs

By Mick Jensen Maddison Gourlay has made and donated an impressive herb wheel for the community garden at St Andrew's Church in Tinwald. The Ashburton College...

Crowd checks out hospital

By Mick Jensen Some 430 people checked out Ashburton Hospital's new acute admission unit and day theatre at an open day on Sunday. The public was...

Lions create character

By Mick Jensen Hinds Lions Club has added to its Santa Parade fleet with Thomas the Tank Engine and Clarabel set to join the Red...

Food for all – mums sort out school lunches

''It's overwhelming. It's gone from a little idea to this." The little idea was Angella Otene's. She is the parent of a child at Netherby School,...

Stretching and bopping – it’s all on

There was plenty of enthusiasm at the first hip hop session. They stepped and stretched and bopped along to the beat at the first introductory...

Tooting for tucker

By Mick Jensen Car horns will be honking and collectors out in force this Monday (November 28) for the annual Toot for Tucker community foodbank...

Big gathering of cubs

Close to 350 cubs descended on Ashburton on Saturday to celebrate 100 years of cubbing in New Zealand. Mania-O-Roto Cub Zone hosted zone groups from...
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