Newly-crowned Aorangi FMG Young Farmer of the Year Dale McAlwee will head to the grand final in Christchurch in July.
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Ashburton District Council remains upbeat as a multi-million dollar overhaul of the town centre continues to make headway.
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.
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.
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.
A man is in hospital after suffering burns in a caravan fire at an Ashburton holiday park last night.
Mike Carr has had a calling to be a farmer since he was eight-years-old; old enough to drive a tractor and help out on farm.