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Bird feeding has gone bananas

By Mick Jensen There are bananas hanging from trees at Paulette Clark's house, and the birds love them. The Allenton resident is doing her bit to...

Intermediate the only local team

Ashburton Intermediate School players had the weight of Mid Canterbury on their shoulders at the annual South Island school's chess tournament last week, in...

Roger’s made another playhouse

Another impressive playhouse has rolled off the production line in Roger Paterson's workshop. Annually, the trained cabinet maker crafts a unique playhouse that is raffled...

Down and dirty in mud and the glug

The mud was flying, tyres were spinning and traction and momentum tested at the christening of a new dedicated four-wheel drive park near Ashburton...

New citizens sworn in

Forty new citizens were sworn in at a ceremony conducted by mayor Donna Favel at the Ashburton Event Centre. It was one of several...

Farmers out in force for environment meeting

The rural community turned out in force to a Ministry for the Environment meeting in Ashburton yesterday to hear discussion on the Governments's Essential...

Wholesale land use change on cards – Feds

Federated Farmers estimates large parts of rural New Zealand will have to abandon their reliance on the pastoral sector based on the freshwater proposals...

Good season for football

By Mick Jensen The goal posts are down and another successful season has been ticked off by Mid Canterbury United Football Club. The final games of...

A weather eye on events in the sky

By Mick Jensen The MetService has three weather radars on the South Island and one of them is tucked away on a rise and in...

Methven classmates prepare for reunion

By Mick Jensen It's been a long time between lessons for the form 3B students who started at Methven High School in 1969, but those...
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