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Timber in new civic build proves strong, resilient

The building material in Ashburton's new new civic building has been given the nod of approval by a University of Canterbury research project. New research...

South Island U15s softball tourney hits town

Hundreds of budding softballers from around the South Island have converged on Ashburton for the Mainland Softball southern zone U15s open club championships. The competition...

All set for golf croquet nationals

The lawns at Waireka Croquet Club are running well and all that remains is for the weather gods to play their part when the...

Tim’s wish granted

Christmas was an extra special time for Ashburton rower Tim Connelly-Whyte with the unwrapping of his very own single skiff courtesy of the Make-A-Wish...

Dorper sheep breeding for over 20 years

Crissie and Lindsay Drummond dream of breeding the perfect sheep. They have won awards for their meat breed Dorpers but the perfect sheep...

Outdoor people sought for study

Ashburton’s Lydia Michela-Maireriki is seeking volunteers who have been tramping, biking, skiing, or spending time in conservation areas to help with her...

Overseas posting for economics whizz

Daniel Woods is preparing for an overseas posting to Europe to further his academic career. He is a researcher at the University of...

End of year water action for scout group

Ashburton Scouts from Mania O Roto Scout Park had an end of year fun session last week at Lake Hood. Scouts, alongside leaders...

Watch house duties end

Zelda Sandys has said goodbye to watch house duties at Ashburton Police Station after an impressive 31-year stint. The 70-year-old is the longest-serving...

Vaccine pass needed at some council-run facilities

Anyone accessing the Ashburton library, art gallery and museum, and Mt Hutt Memorial Hall now needs to show a My Vaccine Pass...
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