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Supporters giving to ice rink project

Funds are flowing in to support a community project aimed at future proofing the Staveley Ice Rink. The Staveley Hall Society is driving forward a...

Duck family like to spend time with Cyril

Cyril Keen has been called a lot of things in his time, but perhaps he can add the title of Ashburton's duck whisperer. A mother...

Jan grows for community

Netherlands-born Jan De Kleijn is green fingered and has propagated thousands of native plants for the Rakaia community over the last six years. His plants...

Softball champs in Ashburton early next year

At the toss of a coin Mid Canterbury has won hosting rights for the Mainland Softball southern zone U15s open club championships early next...

Hospitality industry battles on through Alert Level 2

For some in the hospitality industry there has been a stark difference between lockdown this year and lockdown 2020. Owner of Speight's Ale House Ashburton...

Teacher finds his groove

Morgan Platt has spent most of his teaching life overseas, where he was also a professional musician, but he's chosen Rakaia as the place...

Dunk It For Plunket event

Rakaia Plunket is hosting a Dunk it for Plunket morning tea event. The event, supported by Arnott’s biscuits, is a nationwide fundraiser to help support...

Support for Celtic women

Showers and bathroom facilities are going into the female changing rooms at Ashburton Celtic Rugby Club thanks to support from a new grassroots rugby...

Handmade facemasks prove popular

Facemasks have been in high demand this lockdown keeping Annemarie Harvey, who makes masks from home, busy at her sewing machine. When Alert Level 4...

Waste minimisation leader moves on

The man who helped take Ashburton District Council's (ADC) rubbish and recycling service from the dark ages and into a waste minimisation leader has...
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