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Rowers dig deep to make finals at SI championships

Ashburton rowers have performed well at the South Island Rowing Championships, with a big number making A and B finals. Held at Lake Ruataniwha over...

Undercover work refreshes cenotaph

By Toni Williams Lichen, moss, mould and other bacteria are being pain-stakingly removed by hand from the decades-old cenotaph in downtown Ashburton. Cleaning work on the...

MSA boss excited about future

By Mick Jensen Zimbabwean-born Stuart Geddes brings plenty of international hotel management and hospitality experience into his role as the new general manager of the...

Multisporters click in new kayak club

The biggest contingent of Mid Canterbury multisporters for some years will head to Kumara for the start of the iconic Coast to Coast this...

Bella, Molly rule the canine world

Bella is the most popular dog's name in the Ashburton district, closely followed by Molly. There are around 6230 registered dogs in the district, though...

Grand plan for school rugby

By Linda Clarke Twenty young rugby players were putting in the hard yards at Ashburton College last weekend as an ambitious plan to rebuild secondary...

Fanatics flock to kite central

By Toni Williams A group of international kite enthusiasts travelling the country converged at the weekend on Ashburton, considered the global Mecca for kite flyers. Their...

Artist paints from heart

By Mick Jensen A flashback 19 years ago and the sight of a woman beaten black and blue by her father is heavily influencing a...

Alan gives 100th blood donation

By Mick Jensen Alan Huband has notched up his 100th blood donation and the New Zealand Blood Service has presented him with a framed print...

Tasty offerings on menu at Bite

By Mick Jensen There are some tasty, traditional dishes on offer at Waitangi Day's Multi Cultural Bite event in Ashburton. The bite size portions will feature...
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