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Fewer long drops at lake

Ashburton District Council is continuing to work with hutholders at Lake Clearwater to decommission long drop toilets. Long drops are believed to be contributing to...

Sharplin Falls track ready next summer

The Mt Somers Walkways Society hopes to have a new, re-routed walking track to Sharplin Falls open to the public by next summer. The old...

Pin-up life

Ruapuna farmer’s wife Jasmine Aitken is a big fan of vintage and will be dressed to the nines when she lines up...

Tradies can get tools engraved

Ashburton Menz Shed is offering a new engraving service to help tradies and others protect their tools from theft. Tradies can have their drivers' license...

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...
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