Methven builder and Mid Canterbury halfback Tyler Blackburn has been copping a bit of flak over his blond mullet - but it’s for a good cause.
Methven’s Kimberley Wallace has been running survival training for scientists and research officers on sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island.
Ashburton Car Club president Shayne Adams will be remembered at the club’s annual street sprints next month with the 2021 event being named in his honour.
An Ashburton-born and bred butcher is back into the meat business and going gourmet - German-style.
The Mid Canterbury centre of the Cancer Society has launched a new greeting card fundraising campaign with local photographer Nel Davison.
Carolyn Macey-Rai’s personal health has never been better since taking on a challenge to improve it.
Margaret Taylor was just 12-years-old when she joined the St John Cadets in Sumner, setting up a life-long association with the organisation that has spanned 72 years and counting.
A former Mt Hutt College student was in his home town last week to warn people to be better prepared for the 8.0 magnitude alpine quake that scientists like him say is inevitable.
Barbora Padertova is on a mission, walking 1300km to raise money for Heart Kids Canterbury and a Methven family whose 13-year-old son is waiting for a heart transplant.
The Tinwald viaduct will become a one way, left turn only on to State Highway 1 under proposed plans to improve road safety and highway access.
A group in Rakaia is ensuring the history of their church and school is not lost by creating a public memory walk using red bricks.
A group of mates who are unofficially known as the AshVegas Country Club have been supporting local sports performers and clubs in the town.
Gilbert Donaldson is preparing for his future, using wood from the trees he planted more than 70 years ago to make his own coffin.
Work has begun behind-the-scenes on the Covid vaccination rollout in Mid Canterbury.
A special one-off show reliving the war era through stories and songs will be performed in Ashburton.
Eleven-year-old rising dance star Tamati Graham has earned a scholarship to the NZ School of Dance after competing in the South Island Ballet Awards at the Isaac Theatre Royal.
Four new canines have arrived in Ashburton - Jojo, Jack, Hui and Wiggles - and the assistance dogs in training are keen to explore their community.
A new Mid Canterbury company has taken over KiwiRail’s container site in Ashburton, the first step in a big plan to relocate it to Fairton.
Ashburton Trust has sold the land and buildings at Hotel Ashburton to tenant Johny Singh.
Specialist police armed with semi-automatic rifles and pistols took over an old Canterbury meat works plant for a two-day training exercise last week.