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Flood response phase changes

Flood recovery works are ongoing in Mid Canterbury as farmers and landowners deal with the impact of district-wide flooding three months ago. While the swag...

Groundswell continues fight for fairness

The fight against unworkable regulations continues, Groundswell NZ co-founder Bryce McKenzie says. Farmers are being encouraged to submit on proposed changes to intensive winter grazing...

Lean on a gate, talk to a mate campaign

‘Lean on a gate and talk to a mate’ is the call from rural health advocate Craig Wiggins. Mr Wiggins, who farms at Dromore, near...

Supporters giving to ice rink project

Funds are flowing in to support a community project aimed at future proofing the Staveley Ice Rink. The Staveley Hall Society is driving forward a...

Passion for great outdoors

Dean Rattray has missed his beloved outdoors during lockdown and can't wait to get back fishing and hunting. The Ryal Bush Transport dispatcher learnt his...

Food forest idea grows

A recent workshop in Ashburton has developed knowledge and enthusiasm for the idea of food forests. The food forest concept functions as a healthy closed-loop...

Council to part fund bridge replacements

Ashburton District Council (ADC) will contribute up to $233,000 towards the replacement of the bridge on Mount Possession Station and the same amount for...

Roads a concern in survey

Ashburton District Council’s overall performance has improved according to the latest residents survey results, but there remains strong discontent with the state...

Men’s health important to Greg

Greg Dunne is new to town and wants to normalise counselling in the community. As a counsellor he has a particular interest in men's health...

Major upgrades ahead for Methven water supply

Methven will get a new water reservoir and new treatment plant next year to help alleviate the water woes faced by residents in recent...
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