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Becoming a welcoming community

Ashburton has become one of a small cluster of communities to pilot a Welcoming Communities programme that supports (more)

Lion’s raffle to benefit toy library

When the Lions Club offered up their 15th unique playhouse raffle, a receptive Ashburton audience snapped up around (more)

Vaccinating for whooping cough urged

Mid Canterbury infants are at risk of contracting the potentially fatal disease of whooping cough as a nationwide (more)

SPCA to run alongside council pound

  Two animal welfare organisations are joining forces in the Ashburton District as the SPCA and the (more)

Big year planned for Ashburton’s @193 Youth Hub

Ashburton’s youth hub is going from strength to strength, with a new name and some new faces at the helm. Now (more)


Four hours could change a child’s life

If you have a few spare hours in your week you could make a huge difference in the life of a child who is (more)

Making Christmas brighter for less fortunate children

Christmas means a round of gift-giving, but for some families finding the money to buy gifts for children means (more)

Mayhem following diversion

Delays of several hours at the Rakaia Gorge could have been avoided motorists say, if traffic controls had been put in (more)

Farmers urged to take action

Honesty is the best policy. Ignore it and you’ll be found out in the end – and by then it will be much (more)

Critical shortage of good teachers

When the Ministry of Education says New Zealand does not have a teacher shortage that’s just political (more)

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