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Amanda takes project by the horns

By Toni Williams A snapshot of an ageing bull led rural photographer Amanda King to take a personal project and grow it into a successful...

Ski club celebrates 60 great years

By Mick Jensen Clearwater Aquatic Club is having a 60th jubilee celebration over Christchurch show weekend and anyone involved with the club over the years...

Students show refugee support

By Mick Jensen A class at St Joseph's School has written words of support, love and encouragement to future refugees settling in Ashburton. Some 31 Year...

Clean water, Ashburton’s secret weapon

Ashburton has a potent weapon as it, like all districts, seeks to comply with proposals for freshwater reform. Mayor-elect Neil Brown, who has a keen...

Fish and chips for May’s 101st

By Mick Jensen Coldstream House resident May Parker celebrated her 101st birthday last week with her favourite fish and chip lunch. Two of her four daughters...

Ducklings saved

By Mick Jensen It's common to see mother ducks and their newborns waddling along roadsides at this time of the year and two recent duckling...

Warm welcome for principal

New Mt Hutt College principal Jack Saxon has been welcomed with fanfare - and an assurance that if the budget had allowed, every student...

Heifer’s antics inspire children’s book

Mid Canterbury dairy grazier Christine Taylor has used the antics of a mischievous heifer - No. 102 - as the basis of a children's...

Sew impressive – dresses for India

Members of Ashburton Inner Wheel have used their sewing skills to make 30 dresses for girls in India. The dresses are made for two to...

Shear delight – champions show how

By John Keast Allan Oldfield battled the heat - and sheep with broken wool - in Le Dorat, France, to become the best in the world. It...
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