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.

Thursday 19th September, 2019

A tap dancing class from Ashburton has achieved an almost perfect score in their level one exams recently.

The success for the Longbeach School pupils comes after less than a year of after-school lessons at the local hall.

Tuesday 17th September, 2019

A Mid Canterbury farmer recently opened his property to the Foundation for Arable Research's Women In Arable group, who got to have a look at how farming and environmental protection can work together.

Third generation farmer Ian Mackenzie told the visitors to his Eiffelton farm about the endangered mudfish which live in the local creek.

Friday 13th September, 2019

A new information sign was unveiled at a special conservation project south of Ashburton.

Located 13 kilometres south of Ashburton, the Harris Scientific Reserve features one of the last remnants of the original vegetation in the region.

Tuesday 10th September, 2019

There was a good turnout at the Love Tennis event held in Ashburton over the weekend.

All ages and abilities enjoyed court time at the open day to see what's on offer for the upcoming season.

Wednesday 04th September, 2019

Young conservationists from Wakanui School in Mid Canterbury have been making and firing seeds balls into areas of gorse at a nearby beach reserve in order to encourage positive growth.

Around 40 children came armed to Wakanui Beach with 385 seed balls made by rolling soil, clay, seed, fertiliser, egg shells and coffee grounds together.

Wednesday 28th August, 2019

It's been two years in the making but a rural Mid Canterbury School has finally acquired new modern learning environment classroom space.

Hinds School held the official opening of their new double sized classroom last Friday, with staff, pupils and the wider community taking part.

Wednesday 07th August, 2019

A youngster from Longbeach School, south of Ashburton, organised a Pyjama Day at her school.

The inaugural event was to collect donations for the local foodbank.