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Goal-setters enjoy Ashburton scene

Dairy farmers Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage are living the dream. They are passionate share farmers on a 245ha Dairy Holdings farm at Ealing,...

Rodger reflects on real estate career

Rodger Letham has brought down the hammer for the final time on a rural real estate career spanning 33 years. His first sale on December...

Peter’s keen to encourage new connections in district

Mt Somers farmer and former Ashburton district councillor Peter Reveley is busier than ever and is keen to roll out a new project that...

Gilbert’s grave mission

Gilbert Donaldson is preparing for the future and using wood from trees he planted more than 70 years ago, for his own...

Begonia garden a colourful sanctuary

Lester and Gaynor Hurst have created a colourful begonia sanctuary in the front of their Balmoral Place garden. The garden features hundreds of examples of...

New role for busy Ramandeep

It took time for Ramandeep Kaur to connect with people and build her confidence after arriving from India to join husband Gurjeet in New Zealand...

Gulls’ new home on dairy farm

Thousands of endangered black-billed gulls that usually nest at Ashburton’s State Highway One bridge have found a new home on a dairy farm at...

Fire veteran keeps gear at the ready

Des Syme was a fresh-faced 16-year-old when he joined the Alford Forest Rural Fire Force and 62 years on he's still a fire volunteer. Now...

Another arable field day success

It was touted as Canterbury's biggest farming event and was one of the few agricultural industry gatherings to go ahead this year due to...

Methven’s new principal from student to boss

Sue Furndorfler is the new principal at Methven Primary School, a school she attended as a child. She replaces former principal Chris Murphy, who has...
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