New Year’s Day

How did you celebrate New Years? For many, It is the eve of the New Year that is the focus, by ‘seeing the new year in’ with drinking and partying. When I was a child we would have a low key New Years – with me doing the first footing. That meant standing outside with a... Continue Reading →

Kia ora koutou katoa. This story explores the history of one of the most significant landmarks to have ever been in our district, the ancient matai, Hine Paaka, who stood proud in the Ashburton District for many, many years - a taonga for our region. Also known as Hinepaaka, this famous tree was named after the wife of... Continue Reading →

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