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New owner for Mt Somers tavern

By Mick Jensen There's been a change behind the bar at the Mt Somers Tavern, with publican Max Smith departing for retirement and Bryan Carter...

Supplies for bushfire victims

By Mick Jensen The Methven community is giving generously to support a campaign set up to help those affected by the Australian bushfires. A collection depot...

Parish opens for preschooler morning tea

Members of the co-operating parish at St Lukes Church in Hinds opened the church grounds to scores of preschoolers last week for their annual...

New editor for The Courier

Linda Clarke has been appointed editor of The Ashburton Courier, Mid Canterbury's best read paper. She replaces John Keast, who leaves the paper this week...

Gun owners take to the streets

Firearms owners rallied in their hundreds in Ashburton last weekend to raise concerns they were being tarred with the same brush as irresponsible people. They...

Getting involved by accident – volunteer of the month John Driscoll

You could say it was by accident John Driscoll, from Birthright Canterbury, got into volunteering. An accident stopped John from farming and saw him join...

Woodbury bags a winner

The group that created the Geraldine tea towel and apron to be marketed to the passing tourist trade and then grew potatoes in the...

Guitars strike chord with Mac

By Mick Jensen Mac McElwain started playing and collecting guitars decades ago, but these days, in retirement, he also makes them from scratch. A self taught...

Watercolours to the fore in time for summer

Large, striking and colourful watercolour paintings of garden flowers by Richard Bolton feature in a new exhibition at the McAtamney Gallery, Geraldine. Opening to coincide...

A pipeline for growth under a river

By John Keast Ashburton council has been thanked for its foresight in replacing - ahead of time - a key piece of wastewater infrastructure. Peter Seipp,...
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