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Cultural groups impress

Ashburton school groups danced, sang and entertained at last week's Hakatere Cultural Festival. The annual cultural performance held in the Ashburton College Auditorium, included kapa...

Fire veteran looks back over 50 years

By John Keast Graeme Baker was out laying carpet when his pager went off - and he could see the smoke. He realised its source and...

Smooth jazz in Geraldine

By Mick Jensen Smooth jazz sounds and the voice of young local singer Zoe Scott will feature at an intimate gig at the Lodge Theatre,...

RSA brings in the big gun

By Mick Jensen An eight-tonne gun dating back to 1890 has found a new home at the Ashburton RSA. The seven-inch muzzle loading gun was one...

German stay for college girl

By Mick Jensen Ashburton College student Diana Barbu has been awarded a scholarship that will take her to Germany for a three-month immersion experience from...

If it’s cricket, Bob knows the score

By Maureen Bishop The score sheet from a cricket match is a complicated thing. The scorer records the obvious things such as who was batting and...

Clemency plea for church

Historic Places Mid Canterbury is taking up the cudgels to save the Ashburton Methodist Church, and the nearby county council building. The church is one...

Giant in its field – a wide, wide roller

It’s a giant in its field, has a rolling width of 6m and is likely the widest land roller in New Zealand. Manufactured by Rakaia...

Truck showcase for cause

They cover hundreds of kilometres every year, keeping New Zealand moving, but many of the nation’s trucks will be taking a short break in...

Flagship fund-raising day

The Cancer Society’s annual flagship event, Daffodil Day - one of the most important fundraising and cancer awareness events - falls next Friday, August...
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