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Avid book readers rewarded

Five young Mid Canterbury readers have been rewarded for their enthusiastic literacy habits. Brooklyn Delanere, Liam Bennett, Jan Archer Manzano, Savannah Harkers and Izzy Brook...

Global ambassadors on board in Ashburton

The Ashburton District Council has announced the names of five young people who have been appointed to its new Global Ambassadors Programme. Mary Bernarte, Jasaiah...

Support for our Pasifika people

Overcoming barriers to health care and connecting those in need with services that can make a difference are all in a day's work for...

Ellis leaves for new start

By Linda Clarke Former Ashburton District Councillor Russell Ellis says he is, as the song says, off to "get a haircut and get a real...

New owner for Mt Somers tavern

By Mick Jensen There's been a change behind the bar at the Mt Somers Tavern, with publican Max Smith departing for retirement and Bryan Carter...

Football trials lined up, exciting season ahead

By Mick Jensen Mid Canterbury's top football team will play at its highest ever level this season, and some high quality games are expected to...

Helping hand for new drivers

By Mick Jensen Volunteer driver mentors are needed to support a new programme that will help young Ashburton adult drivers get their restricted and full...

Rakaia bridge under night repair this weekend

People using the SH1 Rakaia River bridge are being warned about night repairs on the bridge this weekend. The Rakaia bridge is the longest road...

World champs beckon Layna for final time

By Linda Clarke Ashburton-grown singer and actor Layna Hunt will represent New Zealand at the talent Olympics in the USA later this year. Ms Hunt, 28,...

Social sciences on Pat’s agenda

By Mick Jensen New Ashburton College social science teacher Patrick Sandrey is a former college old boy. It isn't too many years ago that Patrick Sandrey...
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