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Woodbury bags a winner

The group that created the Geraldine tea towel and apron to be marketed to the passing tourist trade and then grew potatoes in the...

Guitars strike chord with Mac

By Mick Jensen Mac McElwain started playing and collecting guitars decades ago, but these days, in retirement, he also makes them from scratch. A self taught...

Watercolours to the fore in time for summer

Large, striking and colourful watercolour paintings of garden flowers by Richard Bolton feature in a new exhibition at the McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine. Opening to coincide...

A pipeline for growth under a river

By John Keast Ashburton council has been thanked for its foresight in replacing - ahead of time - a key piece of wastewater infrastructure. Peter Seipp,...

Day at the races down on the farm

By Toni Williams Greenstreet dairy farmers Lee-Anne and Norm Stewart swapped their gumboots and overalls for a touch of glamour this week. The farming couple opened...

Sun shines on a super 142nd show

Thousands of people turned out to enjoy the festive activities during the two days of the Ashburton A&P Show last weekend,...

New councillors sworn in

John Falloon is the latest Ashburton councillor to be sworn in. He was on a prearranged overseas trip when the bulk of the councillors...

Decades of support for RDA

Many years ago Tony Quaid, who is Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury and the Hotel Ashburton Volunteer of the Month, was working full time...

Fabulous gardens for Mayfield fete

The Homegrown Garden Tour and Fete,is set to be a winner this year with four gardens in the Mid-Canterbury foothills, and a large fete...

New team assembled for term

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown, councillors and the Methven Community Board have been sworn in, with Methven councillor Liz McMillan named as deputy mayor. Ms McMillan...
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