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Diary offers insight into rural life in 1943

A transcribed diary from the late Margaret Hood offers an insight into rural life in and around Mt Somers during World War 2. The diary...

Hot pools, cool views

New Zealand’s first solar powered hot pools have opened at Methven. The Ōpuke Thermal Pools and Spa were officially unveiled last week...

Rural bridge fears

Mid Canterbury high country farmer Ross Bowmar has concerns another flood, or spell of heavy rain will again wash out the Redcliffs bridge which...

Funds to clean up Methven Cemetery

Additional funding has been given to complete the extensive clean-up at the Methven Cemetery following a severe wind event in September. The event caused the...

Hot pools opening pushed back again

Further delays have pushed out the opening of Methven's Opuke Thermal Pools and Spa until later this month. The facility planned to be open originally...

Report creates discussion

Not all Ashburton District councillors were in favour of receiving an updated report on the proposed Resilient Business Programme at last week's council meeting. The...

Water report bleak reading

An economic impact report looking at the implications of new land and water legislation on farming in Mid Canterbury doesn't make pretty reading. The report,...

Water recharge project getting results

The Hekeao/Hinds Water Enhancement Trust's managed aquifer recharge (MAR) project is making a difference and has made good progress since its first pond was...

Passion shown for ag industry

Mid Canterbury's Rhys Roberts has been named a transtasman finalist in the Zanda McDonald Award. The award is touted as Australasia's agricultural badge of honour. Mr...

Wheat sown for popular rally

Grain farmer Anthony Hampton has timed the final sowing of wheat on his Lauriston farm to perfection. Seven hectares of Viceroy wheat, used for milling,...
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