An artisan fête: Mid-Canterbury St John

What started as an offer of a stroll through six hectares of spectacular gardens now includes a fête with more than 90 stalls and live entertainment. The second annual event for mid-Canterbury St John will raise funds for its community health initiatives and also for local services. Hosted by Sue and Ted Rollinson at their […]

Come one, come all: Ashburton Boulevard Day

Ashburton’s Boulevard Day is Mid Canterbury’s finest shopping event. This year marks the 45th running of this exclusive fete in the heart of Ashburton. Organisers are overwhelmed at the amazing feedback for holding the fete in the Ashburton Domain, and this year promises a new and exciting atmosphere. They will be showcasing the finest selection […]

Gardens, gifts and café in one: Lushingtons Gardens, Gifts and Café

Spring is a time of renewal. It’s also a time to explore, to do something different, to find somewhere new to enjoy. There can be few more alluring places for a new experience than Lushingtons Garden, Gifts and Café at Tinwald, Ashburton. It’s the perfect stop for lunch and a leg stretch en route to […]

Dive into Ashburton!

This little rural town is a beating heart, functioning as a major service centre for the surrounding farming district. But if you’re not into agriculture and prefer to explore this loveable location in other ways, we’ve got you covered. We have pulled together some of the main reasons you should make the drive to awesome […]

All about Ashburton

We catch up with what’s happening in our favourite little southern spot   Marty Down Under – NZ Harvest Farmers Bash (South Island) Date: 7 March Location: 160 Main Street, Methven, Ashburton District (Mount Hutt Memorial Hall) Marty Mone has many titles; singer-songwriter, performer, agricultural contractor and trucker. Uniquely in a category of his own, this […]

Ashburton: an all-rounder

When it comes to things to do, Ashburton is an all-rounder, with something for everyone. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite upcoming events.   HOLI FESTIVAL OF COLOURS Date: Saturday 15 February Location: Ashburton Domain If you want to go to an event that is both family-friendly and guilt-free (zero waste, alcohol free and […]