Tuesday 18th June, 2019

Book Week at Tinwald School in Ashburton got off to a spectacular start this week, with parachutists dropping out of the sky.

Two members of Skydiving Kiwis dropped in yesterday morning to the cheers of the students.

Monday 10th June, 2019

Rippa rugby teams from around Mid Canterbury met recently at a primary schools tournament in Ashburton.

Rippa rugby is a non-contact version of the game, where primary school age boys and girls rip off removable tags off each other, instead of slamming each other to the ground.

Tuesday 28th May, 2019

Music students at Mid-Canterbury's 'Mount Hutt College' enjoyed some extra tuition recently, courtesy of visiting members of the 'Royal New Zealand Air Force Band.'

The band played an 'afternoon concert' at the school in Methven, taking time to chat with 'aspiring musicians' after the show.

Monday 13th May, 2019

The 64th annual New Zealand Ploughing Championships were held over the weekend at Chertsey in Mid Canterbury.

Competitors had a few practise days before the big event, which attracted the nation's top ploughing men and women.

Tuesday 07th May, 2019

The 'Ashburton Car Club' held its a Motorkhana recently, on the grounds of Silver Ferns Farms, in Fairton.

Part of 'Wheels Week Plus,' the annual event was held for the first-time at the new venue, with many drivers 'holding nothing back.'

Monday 06th May, 2019

Wide-eyed children from Ashburton Intermediate School have been given a tutorial on the finer points of aerodynamics.

And while all the talk of flight and planes was enough to pique their interest, it was the rocket launch that really got their attention.

Thursday 02nd May, 2019

An Ashburton model railway enthusiast is opening up his man-shed station, showcasing his extensive collection of trains and memorabilia.

It's part of Ashburton's 'Wheel Week Plus programme', showcasing wheels of all kinds and he's raising funds for charity.

Monday 01st April, 2019

Tens of thousands of people have poured through the gates at the South Island Agricultural Field Days in Canterbury.

Organisers of the three day event at Kirwee were determined it would be the biggest and best yet, and it appears they may have pulled it off.

Tuesday 19th March, 2019

An impressive new million dollar accommodation lodge has been constructed by the Tinwald Reserve Board to provide more visitor accommodation options in Ashburton.

Set in the large Tinwald Domain, the lodge is set to be officially unveiled at a public opening.

Monday 18th March, 2019

Sunday saw competitors slog it out in Canterbury across dry riverbeds and rural tracks as part of the annual Geraldine Multi Challenge.