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Boulevard Day has been canned for 2020, but will be back “with bells on”...

Boulevard Day organisers have pulled the plug on the 2020 event, worried about the re-emergence of Covid-19. The Ministry of Health said yesterday that two...

Ashburton council sets 2.56% rates rise

Ashburton District Councillors signed off an annual plan with an average rates increase of 2.56 per cent today. ‘‘Spend it wisely,’’ mayor Neil Brown told...

Season kicks off for Ashcoll’s premier basketball teams

Secondary school basketball has kicked off this week, with Ashburton College senior boys taking on Burnside in the first round of the Thomson Trophy...

New Allenton fish restaurant

There are battered oysters, mussels and up to 10 species of fresh fish on the menu at new Allenton restaurant Docks Bar & Seafood...

Peter’s perfect shot on 14th hole

Six months ago, Peter Walker was brooding about a summer with no golf. He had dislocated his left shoulder and broke an arm in...

Greek resort opens doors for tennis pro

Tennis pro Connor Brosnahan is defying Covid-19 and is off to Greece, on the trip of a lifetime to coach tennis and see the...

Frosty start for keen drivers

Motoring enthusiasts lined up for a speed fix in the Ashburton Car Club's grass motorkhana. It was the first post-lockdown event and a fun day...

Money in the bank for pool upgrade

Carew Peel Forest School has money in the bank for an upgrade and refurbishment of its swimming pool, a pool built by the community...

Free lunch, fellowship back on at church

Covid-19 may have stretched resources in some Mid Canterbury homes but a hot meal and friendship is back on the menu at Ashburton Baptist...

Maccas manager Ruth is lovin’ it

Ashburton's Ruth Brokenshire has earned her second Restaurant Manager of the Year title across the McDonald's national franchise. The senior restaurant manager, now based in...
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