Wednesday 15th January, 2020

A recent hip-hop workshop in Ashburton was one of many efforts across the country's raising money for Australian bushfire relief.

The 26-year-old lives in Melbourne, but grew up in Ashburton, and wanted to do something for her home town and help out people in her adopted home.


Thursday 19th December, 2019

Last Friday saw the official opening of a new agricultural school, in Mid Canterbury.

The Agri Training facility provides school leavers with hands-on training to give them the necessary skills for their farm placements, where the students learn on the job.


Wednesday 11th December, 2019

Hundreds of people, of all ages, lined the streets of Ashburton recently to take in the Mid Canterbury Santa Parade.

Recently buskers began a series of concerts, entertaining the public with Christmas carols.


Wednesday 27th November, 2019

The annual lighting of Ashburton's Christmas tree has been proudly done by Ashburton Netherby School pupils.

The tree is in the EA Networks Centre, Ashburton's new $35m sports complex.


Monday 11th November, 2019

The signing of the Armistice was commemorated today, 101 years since it concluded the first world war.

Events were held around the country, including in many southern centres.


Wednesday 30th October, 2019

A garden of international significance just north of Ashburton is opening its doors to the public so that more people can enjoy its splendour.

The garden was started in 1985 by local horticulturist Alan Trott, who transformed a bare paddock into a world recognised garden.


Wednesday 23rd October, 2019

Ashburton's Aviation Museum has scored a coup - it has been given much of the memorabilia from Mt Cook Airlines.

It's timely as Air New Zealand recently announced it was considering merging the Mt Cook brand with Air Nelson


Wednesday 09th October, 2019

There was a gala welcome in Geraldine for two local shearers, who won individual and team titles for blade shearing at the recent World championships.

Allan Oldfield of Geraldine, and team-mate Tony Dobbs of Fairlie, are the first non-South Africans to win blade shearing champs since 1994.


Wednesday 25th September, 2019

A celebration of mid Canterbury's hydrological history has been unveiled.

A sign board now commemorates the building of the nearly 70 kilometre long Rangitata Diversion Race, created in the 1930s and '40s by workers using picks and shovels.


Wednesday 25th September, 2019

The Canterbury Federation of Women's Institutes showed their competitive spirit at last week's indoor bowls competition.

Held in Ashburton, the annual regional interprovincial bowls play-offs were to select a team of three to represent Canterbury at the nationals next year.