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Dog alerts family to fire

    Esther Hunter is crediting her dog Cucciola with raising the alarm and alerting her to a fire that severely damaged her Tinwald rental home. The...

Big boost for foodbanks

A generous community response to the Unlock 'n' Restock drive will help many families and individuals in Mid Canterbury in the coming weeks. The drive...

Go-ahead for college ball

With new Alert Level 1 restrictions in place, it's full steam ahead for the annual Ashburton College ball and student organisers couldn't be happier. Around...

Powder paradise

Mid Canterbury's biggest tourist drawcard opens tomorrow. With a 50cm snow base, cold temperatures for snow making and no covid restrictions in place, Mt...

Students spin for foodbank

Fifteen members of the Ashburton College student executive will cycle some 500km for the Salvation Army's foodbank this weekend. The senior students will take turns...

Billy’s designs on show

The next exhibition at Ashburton Museum will showcase a small section of design work from well-known Ashburton architect William "Billy" Thomas. The Billy Thomas Archive...

Heads up: Tancred Street will be closed to through traffic on Monday

Tancred Street in the Ashburton CBD will be closed to through traffic on Monday as workers start removing trees and install a new sewer...

Varied view on Rangitata Gorge walk

The Rangitata Gorge walkway is a favourite trek for Alison Hydes. Alison is a member of the Mayfield ladies walking group, which meets regularly to...

Car club drivers back on starting line

Motoring enthusiasts can get their fix this weekend when the Ashburton Car Club hosts its first post-lockdown event motorkhana. It will be held at the...

First post-covid plough test

Seventeen ploughmen will make tracks this weekend competing in the Methven Ploughing Match. Weather permitting, it will be run at 722 Mt Hutt Station Road...
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