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Decades of support for RDA

Many years ago Tony Quaid, who is Volunteering Mid & South Canterbury and the Hotel Ashburton Volunteer of the Month, was working full time...

Fabulous gardens for Mayfield fete

The Homegrown Garden Tour and Fete,is set to be a winner this year with four gardens in the Mid-Canterbury foothills, and a large fete...

New team assembled for term

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown, councillors and the Methven Community Board have been sworn in, with Methven councillor Liz McMillan named as deputy mayor. Ms McMillan...

McMillan named as deputy

Ashburton mayor Neil Brown has named Methven councillor Liz McMillan as his deputy. The announcement was made at the inaugural meeting of council today. The council...

Amanda takes project by the horns

By Toni Williams A snapshot of an ageing bull led rural photographer Amanda King to take a personal project and grow it into a successful...

Clean water, Ashburton’s secret weapon

Ashburton has a potent weapon as it, like all districts, seeks to comply with proposals for freshwater reform. Mayor-elect Neil Brown, who has a keen...

500 at Ashburton water meeting

By Toni Williams 'It's like using a sledge hammer to crack a walnut" and it's not going to work, says Federated Farmers general manager policy...

Warm welcome for principal

New Mt Hutt College principal Jack Saxon has been welcomed with fanfare - and an assurance that if the budget had allowed, every student...

Heifer’s antics inspire children’s book

Mid Canterbury dairy grazier Christine Taylor has used the antics of a mischievous heifer - No. 102 - as the basis of a children's...

Sew impressive – dresses for India

Members of Ashburton Inner Wheel have used their sewing skills to make 30 dresses for girls in India. The dresses are made for two to...
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