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Celebrating 60 years of marriage, Robin and Diana Bruce.  
Photo Sue Newman

Loving 60 years together

Robin and Diana Bruce’s recipe for a long and happy marriage is simple – sharing their interests and doing (more)

Photo Susan Sandys

Love of dance shared at Tiddlywinks

Ashburton’s Tiddlywinks Preschool had two of its former pupils return yesterday to share their love of (more)

Kirsty Clay Property Brokers 17.03.17

Toy Library welcomes donation

Photo Supplied Kirsty Clay (far right) and her daughter, Nellie, donated a brand-new doll’s house and furniture to (more)

Bryan O’Hara was a keen classic motorcycle racer.

Trophy to honour enthusiast

Methven’s town centre streets will vibrate to the roaring sound of motorbikes this Easter Saturday. The (more)

Waimate mayor Craig Rowley has a joke with judge Kevin Geddes as one of his winning pancakes cooks in the pan. 
Photo Susan Sandys

Rural mayors meet in pancake cook-off

Waimate mayor Craig Rowley proved he was a culinary cut above fellow rural mayors Donna Favel, Graham Smith and (more)

Kavit Swamy mid shave.

Going bald to support Shave for a Cure

Much to the delight of his mates, Kavit Swamy’s bushy beard is gone, but it’s all in the name of a very good (more)

Photo Susan Sandys

U3A hosts leading geoscientist

One of New Zealand’s leading geomorphologists, David Barrell (above), spoke to about 80 people at an Ashburton (more)

Liz McMillan

Skatepark fundraisers ramped up in Methven

Kidzmethven members are getting back to fundraising for their proposed skatepark project, buoyed by new enthusiasm (more)

Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

No sheep riding at A&P show

There will be no sheep riding at the Methven A&P Show this year, following tightening up of animal welfare (more)

Once upon a Time Project organisers Kirsty McGlynn (left) and Louise Duke with some of the donated dresses that will give local girls the opportunity to feel like Cinderella at this year’s formal.
Photo Megan Gnad

Making ball dreams come true

A mission to make school ball dreams come true is gaining momentum in Ashburton. The Once upon a Time Project (more)


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