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Life a beach for Wakanui’s Molly, and she wants to protect it for...

By Mick Jensen Molly Blain loves the peace and serenity of Wakanui Beach and wants more people to enjoy it as well. She's been a permanent...

Owl souvenir collector

By Mick Jensen Heather Kaye is mad about owl memorabilia and has an impressive collection of well over 500 items scattered around her Chertsey home. She...

Services back in church

Regular services are back on at Ashburton's St Stephen's Church after the completion of earthquake repairs and cosmetic improvements. The Anglican church celebrated reopening with...

Croquet quartet

By Mick Jensen Four young players from Ashburton's Waireka Croquet Club will play in the 2017 Golf Croquet World Championships in Melbourne early next year. The...

Versatile pods crafted

By Mick Jensen They're versatile, transportable, multi-use and being crafted in Methven. Mark Brown is making bespoke pods in his workshop after seeing the success a...

Mayor in demand

By John Keast Donna Favel's phone won't stop ringing. This time it is CTV wanting an interview. Done. Earlier it was RNZ National. Then Hoops on Hokonui. During the RNZ...

Schooled at Mt Somers

By Mick Jensen Izaac Huggins Jessett is the fifth generation of his family to attend Mt Somers Springburn School and enjoyed his first official day...

Domain is blossoming

Ashburton Domain is a picture of colour, with blossom and spring flowers capturing the eye. This photo was taken on the western side of the...

Trout in the swim at Lake Hood

Lake Hood, near Ashburton, fishes well early in the season, and it has an extra 50-odd trout relocated from the Ashburton-Lyndhurst irrigation scheme. Central South...

Dexter focus at open day

By Mick Jensen Jackie Wright will promote the hardy Dexter cattle breed at an open day on her Wakanui stud over the weekend of October...
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