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Proving a little land goes a long way

A spot of frost won't stop Methven man Clayton Yaxley from getting his 'five plus a day' this winter. Though the air is nippy and...

Couple running for good cause

Geoffrey and Rebecca Barr are getting off the couch and out of their comfort zone to run the South Island Half Marathon to raise...

Pasifika community working together

Mid Canterbury's growing Pasifika community has the ongoing support of advocate Tumanu Paiaaua. She is a community connector at Fale Pasifika O Aoraki, Ashburton, based...

Sport complex grows

The Southern Parallel Sports Campus development is on track to break ground and begin construction in early 2023 and has announced an equine sports...

Southern hospitality, good food

With a charming disposition and mouth-watering snacks, Wild Brew Coffee House is on track to become a little local hospitality icon. Wild Brew owner Cheri...

Zoe’s adventures

Pupils at Ashburton Intermediate School had a fluffy treat when Zoe the Birman cat popped in for a visit. Her arrival was inspired by a...

Encouraging the writers

Gather your wits, warm up your keyboard or scribble your pen, the Ashburton Writers Group short story competition is open. Having first started about 20...

Highland dancers win

Seventeen year old Milly Christie has taken out championship titles in the recent Top of the South Highland Dancing Championships at Blenheim. She won the...

Tackling dysfunction at its core

On average, 60,000 tamariki are born every year in New Zealand, and of those, about 2000 children will experience some form of abuse or...

Donated meat goes to those in need

The team at Netherby meats has been busy processing a whole cattle beast donated by a local farming couple. Trish and Barry Cameron, of Methven...
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