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Housing demand drives consents

March has been another huge month for issued building consents in Methven and demand for housing is leading the way. Sixteen consents, totalling $6,586,027, were...

Waterfall track project getting closer to target

Financial support continues to come in for the new Sharplin Falls track being developed by the Mt Somers Walkway Society. Recent donations have come from...

Peak Hill track one of the best for views

The drive out to the Peak Hill track sets you up for the sweeping views that are set to blow your mind. The track...

Sycamore removal funds

Bike Methven has received $10,000 from the Waitaha Action to Impact Fund to help with a rejuvenation project at the Mt Hutt Forest Bike...

Covenant could lead to new track

Ashburton District Council has agreed to covenanting land at Ashton Beach and will proceed with an application to the Department of Conservation (DOC) for...

Gorge trapping programme successful

The Fantail Trust is continuing to make good progress in eliminating predators in the Rakaia Gorge. The trust has 212 traps in the bush and...

Miss Jazzylicious wins NZ pin-up title

Ruapuna mum Jasmine Aitken has taken out the Miss Pinup New Zealand title. A big fan of vintage, Jasmine goes under the performance name of...

Build costs leave sour taste for Hilda

Developments contributions have left a sour taste and a dent in the budget of retiree Hilda Liddall. Mrs Liddall and her husband bought a 850m2...

Stunning views make hike worthwhile

It's not one of Mid Canterbury's best known walks, but a hike up Mt Barrosa (1364 m) offers a good work out and outstanding...

Spray-free business growing

A fledgling fruit and vegetable growing business near Methven is focusing on natural, spray-free produce and its customers couldn't be happier. Full Circle Farm is...
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