The Ashburton Santa Parade on Saturday promises to be the biggest yet as the number of entries, most of which are floats, has "snowballed".
Canterbury mayors are backing the call for a $10.8 billion investment in local transport infrastructure.
Dux Angelina Trail has been at Ashburton Christian School since she was five - and is sad to leave it behind as she moves on to a new challenge.
Former career jockey Jason Laking has hung up his saddle and thrown away the scales to mentor the next generation of top Canterbury riders.
Boiled bullfrog anyone? Or how about poached water bamboo? These are just some of the delicacies Susan Sandys enjoyed after catching a direct flight to China from Christchurch Airport.
The future of Ashburton's Glow in the Park light festival may rely on more sponsorship as the cost of running the event potentially rises from $60,000 to as much as $100,000.
Two Ashburton district councillors have missed a quarter of council meetings over the past year - one of whom has only been a councillor since May.
A new Spirit of NZ ship had just been launched in 1996 when Methven's Anna Johnson (nee Currie) sailed on it. Now her daughter Tilly has had the chance to do the same.
Aleisha McLay and her baby Violet are lucky to be alive after pregnancy and post-natal complications almost killed them both. Aleisha spoke to Susan Sandys as Violet arrived home from 11 weeks in neonatal ICU.
A semi-retired North Island couple have found themselves unexpectedly owning a Canterbury property with an internationally-recognised English garden so large it needs a full-time worker.
Participants in a mullet shave fundraiser are powering towards their goal of raising $10,000 for Gumboot Friday tomorrow.
Kite makers, designers and flyers from around the world will descend on Canterbury this weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of internationally renowned business Peter Lynn Kites.
Is it Wakanui or Whakanui? Officially the rural Canterbury area is Wakanui, but the 'Wh' spelling has been creeping into Ashburton District Council's usage, raising questions about its spelling.
While Ashburton’s new library will be more than twice the size of the current library, it will have the same number of books.