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My patch: Mt Alford

Mt Alford track is a favourite walk for Rangitata MP Andrew Falloon. Car park and access to the track is from the end of Alford...

We can’t do level 4 again, says Ashburton mayor

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown has blasted Government and the Ministry of Health for their handling of new arrivals in quarantine, saying the country cannot...

Hospital visiting relaxed

Visitor restrictions at Ashburton Hospital and maternity have been relaxed. Canterbury District Health Board chief medical officer Dr Sue Nightingale said all facilities had begun...

Butchers need new blood

Netherby Meats owner Mike Hanson is keen to take on a couple of young apprentices and reckons butchery is a career worth pursuing. Finding apprentices...

Recycling rules to change

A new education campaign is being launched by Ashburton District Council to get the district's recycling back on track. The campaign will spell out just...

Grain store stays on heritage list

The Environment Court has declined an application by Ashburton business Redmond Retail that would remove the heritage listing of the former Peter Cates Grain...

New dates for speed limit review and domain redevelopment consultation

The Ashburton District Council has announced the new hearing date for the district's Speed Limit Review as well as the new closing date for...

Coach tours set to resume

The wheels on Beckley Coachlines tour buses have not rolled since March 14, but that is now set to change. The family-owned business, run by...

Class canine puts smiles on dials

Therapy dog Jenson is putting smiles on the faces of students at Ashburton Intermediate School. The eight-year-old collie/staffie cross trained for eight months to support...

1800 on Mt Hutt to celebrate opening day

There were smiles all around as Mt Hutt celebrated being the first full-scale ski resort to open in 2020 in the southern hemisphere today. Local...
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