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  • Unit active despite covid challenges

    Ashburton Cadet Unit has adapted to new norms this year and while there might not have been skills or shooting competitions, cadets have been learning and having fun.

  • End of Life committee

    Ashburton Rural Health Services director of nursing Brenda Close has been appointed to the End of Life Review Committee.

  • Scary fun for all at Rakaia Halloween

    Screams of terror and joy echoed around Rakaia on Saturday evening as people from around Canterbury took part in a spooktacular halloween event. The event was held at the Rakaia Scout Den with an early session for younger children, before the scare factor was increased for kids aged 12 and over, and adults. A group of ghoulish actors dressed as demonic nuns, scarecrows and chainsaw wielding psychos made sure people running the gauntlet had something to scream about.

  • Methven youth support

    Brad Olsen is Methven’s new youth mentor and is loving his new surroundings.

  • Native clematis

    There’s a profusion of beautiful white flowers in the foothills forests at the moment. It’s clematis paniculata, or puawhananga, a climbing plant native to New Zealand.

  • Bird of the year... is batty

    The official winner of Bird of the Year has been announced, and it’s not a bird, it’s a bat.

  • Planting now for autumn

    It can be difficult to plan for next autumn and winter when it does not feel as if this year’s winter has been completely shaken off.

  • Mbovis, beef property cleared

    A beef property in Ashburton is the latest to be cleared of Mycoplasma bovis. It was deemed a cleared confirmed property, not an active confirmed property, as the number of infected stock and stock at risk of being infected, were confirmed after they went to slaughter.

  • Environment awards go ahead

    Covid conditions have changed the way the New Zealand Farm Environment Trust will run the 2021/2022 Ballance Farm Environment Awards(BFEA) throughout the country.

  • Three Waters work ‘for nothing’

    We have been shabbily treated with regard to the proposed Three Waters reform.

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