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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...

$25,000 boost for St John

The St John Ashburton garden fete, held in the sprawling, picturesque grounds of Rakaia Gardens, raised around $25,000 for the district's operation. St John runs...

Methven activity weekend

Methven business are coming together next month to offer a unique, active weekend experience called Peak Escape. The Garage Gym will lead activities and adventures...

Artworks delivered ahead of exhibition

It may be a scaled down event this year, but the Ashburton Society of Arts (ASA) annual exhibition is still set to feature...

Farm visit showcases wetland

New Zealand Landcare Trust have led the charge and got people talking about the benefits of wetlands as farm assets. It's part of a three...

Keeping rural women connected

Marg Verrall has been named Rural Women New Zealand(RWNZ) Mid Canterbury provincial president. A member of the Winchmore branch of RWNZ, Marg is looking forward...

Traps out to protect birds

Three residents from the coastal settlement of Hakatere are keeping predator numbers down and doing their bit to protect nesting endangered birds along a...
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