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Gorge trust set up

By Mick Jensen The Fantail Trust has been set up with the aim of making an area of the Rakaia Gorge predator-free by 2050. The trust...

Work on Rakaia’s new loos is about to begin

Upgrades to the Rakaia salmon site will get under way next week, with the old toilets set to be removed from Monday and the...

National champ, three medals

Ashburton cyclist Maddi Lowry has won a national title and claimed three medals at the Age Group Track National Championships in Invercargill. The 15-year-old Ashburton...

Collie club helps dog handling skills

By Toni Williams Ray Kane has had an association with the Mayfield Collie Club for more than 50 years. Being a member of the club, which...

Sunflowers bloom as niche crop

By Toni Williams Turley Farms Chertsey is among a growing number of farms turning to sunflowers as a rotation crop to use between plantings. Sunflowers are...

Passports a stark reminder

By Mick Jensen Rakaia Gorge resident Butch Stern had never laid his eyes on his parents' old passports until last week. The passports are one of...

Help for families of inmates

By Linda Clarke When Bronnie McKenna's 20-year-old son went to jail, all the oxygen was sucked out of her world. The Ashburton woman said no parent...

Water leaks, air con issues to be fixed at gallery and heritage centre

The Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre will be the focus of internal and external works over coming weeks and months, as the council...

Talking to your kids about coronavirus

How do we talk to our children about coronavirus to keep them informed, but not alarmed? How much do they need to know and...

Speedster eyes bike land speed record

By Mick Jensen Motorcycle speedster Phil Garrett is aiming to travel at 100 metres per second when he attempts to break the national motorcycle land...
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