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Coders create own games

Microbyte coders from Ashburton Public Library finished their club year with a visit to Ashburton Museum to talk about practical applications for their coding...

Riding awards bring out the smiles

Riding successes were celebrated last week when Mid Canterbury Riding for the Disabled held their annual break up and prize giving last week. Most of...

High praise at final ATC parade

Cadets of No 24 Ashburton Squadron, Air Training Corps, earned a total of more than 900 NZQA national unit standards this year, bolstered by...

Armadillo’s boss back on familiar turf

Tony Crosbie's done well for himself in the hospitality business since leaving Ashburton College at the age of 15. The 54-year-old will open up his...

Dan nets $21k for cystic fibrosis

Bowler Dan Hopkins' 65-hour bowl-a-thon last week raised more than $21,000. His body may be aching in places he never knew existed and he may...

Time out for basketball champions

Three Ashburton women who have been in the starting five for Basketball Mid Canterbury for decades are retiring from the team. Pauline Paterson, Colleen Lindsay...

Mr Hooper’s fishing plans

John Hooper enjoying time teaching education and lifelong skills to pupils.John Hooper has been teaching for 40 years but next week steps back from...

Two FTE jobs lost in nursing changes at Ashburton Hospital

The loss of two full-time nursing jobs at Ashburton Hospital is not a cost saving exercise but a structure change to limit duplication in...

Freshwater reforms will cost Mid Canterbury millions

Government's freshwater management reforms will slash farm profits by $57.9 million and farm spending across the district by $139.9m, a just-released Ashburton District Council...

Fire veteran keeps gear at the ready

Des Syme was a fresh-faced 16-year-old when he joined the Alford Forest Rural Fire Force and 62 years on he's still a fire volunteer. Now...
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