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Deer milkers see bright future

By Toni Williams A lot of research and development has gone into the deer milking operation at Mt Somers, but now decisions need to be...

Salvation Army closes Ashburton centre

By Mick Jensen It's the end of an era for Ashburton Salvation Army's employment and education centre, with the doors to close permanently tomorrow. The Salvation...

Dorie, the little school that could

By John Keast The roll of Dorie School once slid to 11. More than 20 years ago, it was in danger of closing. There is no danger...

Youth MP inspired by Bennett

By Toni Williams Rangitata Youth MP Phoebe Scarsbrook has been inspired to continue in politics after meeting National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett. Ms Bennett was...

Gold honour for WI’s Mavis

By Toni Williams A lifetime helping others in her community, and beyond, has led to Mid Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes president Mavis Wilkins being...

Farmers facing tough times, says new Fed leader

By Toni Williams Farmers are facing some of the toughest times in the industry since the 1980s, says new Federated Farmers Mid Canterbury provincial president...

Flowers, gifts for decades of service

Russell Anstiss was diagnosed with a hearing impairment 30 years ago. He began thinking about how he could use his experience to help others. That came...

65 years together, by George

By Toni Williams Ursula and George Crack donned wedding attire in front of family to celebrate the nuptials they made 65 years ago. The celebrant was...

Bangers in Berlin; Simon is sizzling

By John Keast Simon Ellery has created a sizzling banger business in Berlin. And the former Ashburton butcher is back home on holiday - making sausages. He...

Couple celebrate 65 years together

By Toni Williams The secret to a long happy marriage is being able to "give and take", says Lois Moodie, nee Hicks. Mrs Moodie, and husband...
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