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Business as usual, well almost

It was business almost as usual for Ashburton volunteer firefighters who responded to a fire alarm activation at local food processing factory this morning. At...

Tech keeps family united

Ashburton nurse Linda George is using Skype to keep in touch with her 84-year-old dad. Linda helped him set up the audiovisual communication last week...

Mayor Neil Brown: We will get through this, we must

A message from Ashburton Mayor Neil Brown: These past few weeks and especially in the last 24 hours, our nation has been coming to terms...

Spruce-up for military plots

  By Toni Williams Air Training Corp (ATC) cadets of 24 Squadron got some historical learnings at the Ashburton Cemetery this week, cleaning the headstones of...

Trish exits pickle market

Eighty-two-year-old Trish McLaren has made $27,000 for Ronald McDonald House through sales of her homemade jams, pickles, sauces, preserves and biscuits at Ashburton Farmers'...

Hilda turns 100

By Mick Jensen Hilda Murdoch celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday. Hilda Murdoch marked her 100th birthday with a low key celebration with close family at...

Primary production sector still needs workers

An Ashburton-based recruitment company is looking for 40 people to work in a dairy processing plant in South Canterbury. Agstaff, Canstaff and New Zealand Dairy...

A&P show feeling the love

The Methven A&P Show may suffer a financial blow with the cancellation of this weekend's show but community support has been humbling, says president...

Truck-driving Trevor parks up

By Linda Clarke Trevor Begg reckons he's driven about 4.5 million kilometres in the course of his truck driving life. The Ashburton man retired from the...

Boost lost as bike champs canned

By Mick Jensen There will be no South Island Schools' MTB Championships at the Mt Hutt Bike Park next week and no big financial boost...
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