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Kate spreading the word about value of TimeBank

By Mick Jensen Kate White is hoping to get Mid Canterbury on the TimeBank South Island map.Kate White is keen to spread the word about...

Fairton appears doomed

Meat giant Silver Fern Farms proposes to close its sheepmeat plant at Fairton. If the closure is formalised in a fortnight, 370 staff will lose...

Breakfast club now over three days

By John Keast It is 8.15am and the children are washing their plates. They have already had a good breakfast - including, now the cold has...

House saviour for local family

By Mick Jensen Ronald McDonald House, Christchurch, has been a home away from home for Ashburton parents Anna and Bradley Raukawa in recent years. The couple...

New yoga studio

By Mick Jensen Hot yoga is proving a winner with local enthusiasts at a new studio set up in the Ashburton CBD. Teacher Katie Collins officially...

Vanessa keen to delve deeper

By Mick Jensen Fresh from hearing the news that she has been awarded her doctorate, Methven-raised scientist Vanessa Lattimore is keen to delve deeper into...

Amanda books a moment with Debbie

Rakaia author Amanda van Vliet has a new fan - singer Debbie Harry, of Blondie fame. Mrs van Vliet met the Blondie singer in New...

Mesopotamia wool wagon heading home

By John Keast The old wool wagon is going home to Mesopotamia, the great expanse of country on the south side of the Rangitata, and...

Plains Rotary launches youth support project

By Mick Jensen Rotary Club of Ashburton Plains wants to expand and roll out a programme that empowers young people in the district to make...

Addams cast ready to entertain

By Mick Jensen Variety Theatre Ashburton performers have enjoyed a costume walk-through just two weeks out from the first performance of the 2017 show The...
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