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First haircut a big deal

Tinwald School student Courtney Ross had her first haircut on Thursday at a special school assembly. It was the (more)

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Race ends in tragedy

The 25-year-old Christchurch man who died following a crash at the Mountain Thunder motorcycle event in Methven on (more)


Getting that right shot

In 2014 Bailey Chambers of Ashburton started taking photos with a cheap cellphone. Three years later and he has (more)

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Urban water supply access

People living on the eastern outskirts of Ashburton will soon have the benefit of a town water supply to their (more)

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A feast of Easter treats

Easter treats can extend beyond a chocolate egg, and Kitchen Kapers had a few offerings of different Easter-time (more)

Top pilots (from left) Graham Rendall (Canterbury) and Darryn Franklin and Ian Begbie from the Ashburton Aero Club with medals awarded after winning the formation flying event in the Trans-Tasman Trophy.

Local pilots trans-Tasman champs

Two Ashburton Aero Club pilots can lay claim to being some of the most highly skilled of their kind in (more)

Methven House residents Nan James and Jean Kane were among the more than 100 people celebrating the rest home turning 40.
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Methven House 40th

Methven House’s early years were recalled at a 40th anniversary garden party at the rest home on (more)

A rather surprised Lori Rusbatch after being honoured for her service to the scouting movement.

Scout leaders honoured

Several modest scout leaders who have accumulated nearly 100 years of service to the organisation were recognised (more)

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Police boost welcomed

News of extra police on the beat in Canterbury is welcome news for Ashburton police. This week Police Minister (more)

Multiple New Zealand representative and champion all-breeds shearer Tony Coster shearing in possibly his last Canterbury circuit final last November.

Coster calls time

A Rakaia shearer who climbed the mountain to win more times in the North Island than just about any other Southern (more)

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