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A Meeting with Brian Connell PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 August 2006

Ashburton people are to have a chance to question the people most involved with dealing with the snowstorm that blanketed the whole district on June 12.

Rakaia MP Brian Connell has arranged for a public meeting to be held at Hotel Ashburton on August 24 and has invited representatives from Electricity Ashburton, Telecom, the Mid Canterbury Emergency Relief Trust and the Ashburton District Council.

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St Vincent de Paul Society is better off PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 August 2006

The Ashburton branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society is $500 better off thanks to the Christchurch School of Medicine and Ashburton Mayor Bede O'Malley.

Reporting to council on Thursday, Mr O'Malley said that, as in past years, following the visit to Ashburton by a group of third year medical students as part of their study programme, the school of medicine had given $500 to the council to make a donation to a suitable agency or committee within the community.

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Police Briefs PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 August 2006

Ashburton police dealt with several wilful damage incidents over the weekend, including one at the police station itself.

The handset of the after hours emergency phone at the station's front door was ripped out and smashed at some time during the weekend.

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BYO Chertsey Dance PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 August 2006

The Chertsey Hall Committee is organising a dance around a real "dinkum kiwiana" theme of sport. For many kiwi decades Rugby, racing and beer may have been the norm for a challenge but the Chertsey women have come to the fore to broaden these challenges to include other competitive actitivities for all age groups.....

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Varroa Threatens Family Beekeeping Business - By Barbara Duffy PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 August 2006

James Callaghan and John Syme have real concerns about the future of beekeeping as a viable business in the light of the destructive varroa mite entering the South Island. James and John have been in partnership for 10 years in Symes Apiaries in Staveley. They have 2300 hives located from the Rangitata to the Rakaia and from the foothills to the sea.

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Welcome to Methven PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 14 August 2006

Finally, after 15 years, the lights are on and the landscaping completed around the ‘Welcome to Methven' signs situated at each end of town on the Main Road. 

Di Harris' dedication has paid off.  When the ownership of Mt Hutt was in limbo and little marketing was taking place a small group of locals got together and produced a large poster of Mt Hutt which sold well. 

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