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School speed riles pupils

By Mick Jensen Two senior students at Mt Somers Springburn School are concerned at the speed of cars and trucks passing in front of their...

Stars on stage at concert for Andre

A talented line-up of past and present students from Ashburton College, as well as a trio of current teachers, will perform at a...

Severe storm brings big hail stones

Mid Canterbury has been hit by a severe storm moving up the South Island. Lightning and thunder swept across the district from around 1.30pm. And darkening...

Woodbury bags a winner

The group that created the Geraldine tea towel and apron to be marketed to the passing tourist trade and then grew potatoes in the...

All set for Shakespeare comedy

By Mick Jensen Lights are tested on stage on the fast emerging set for Twelfth Night.Fifteen talented young actors from the Big Little Theatre Company...

White Ribbon events to push ending violence

Events are being held locally this month to raise awareness around the increasing issue of domestic violence. The national White Ribbon campaign aims to end...

Guitars strike chord with Mac

By Mick Jensen Mac McElwain started playing and collecting guitars decades ago, but these days, in retirement, he also makes them from scratch. A self taught...

Big hair and fluoro fashion, it’s a winner

Eighties music, big hair and fluoro fashion during an 80s-themed disco helped members of the Ashburton Cadet Unit raise $400 for St John Ashburton. The...

Watercolours to the fore in time for summer

Large, striking and colourful watercolour paintings of garden flowers by Richard Bolton feature in a new exhibition at the McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine. Opening to coincide...

A pipeline for growth under a river

By John Keast Ashburton council has been thanked for its foresight in replacing - ahead of time - a key piece of wastewater infrastructure. Peter Seipp,...
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