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Plan to bring back rink glory days

The Staveley Hall Society is looking to raise an ambitious $1.14million to future proof the Staveley ice rink. The hall society, which oversees the rink’s...

Extra 4 million for flood recovery

The Government has commited an additional $4 million funding for flood-affected Canterbury farmers. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made the announcement during a visit...

Festival boost for Methven

An impressive line-up of bands and DJ's and a spectacular rail jam event are set to feature at Methven's White Out festival on August...

Author shares more farm life

Ruapuna farmer Christine Taylor has published her third children's book and her West Highland terrier Jock is back exploring. Called Jock's Life on the Farm,...

Goal-setters enjoy Ashburton scene

Dairy farmers Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage are living the dream. They are passionate share farmers on a 245ha Dairy Holdings farm at Ealing,...

Rodger reflects on real estate career

Rodger Letham has brought down the hammer for the final time on a rural real estate career spanning 33 years. His first sale on December...

Peter’s keen to encourage new connections in district

Mt Somers farmer and former Ashburton district councillor Peter Reveley is busier than ever and is keen to roll out a new project that...

Gilbert’s grave mission

Gilbert Donaldson is preparing for the future and using wood from trees he planted more than 70 years ago, for his own...

Begonia garden a colourful sanctuary

Lester and Gaynor Hurst have created a colourful begonia sanctuary in the front of their Balmoral Place garden. The garden features hundreds of examples of...

New role for busy Ramandeep

It took time for Ramandeep Kaur to connect with people and build her confidence after arriving from India to join husband Gurjeet in New Zealand...
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