Podcast – Changing face of rural New Zealand

Speak Up Kōrerotia logoChristchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up – Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton.

This episode was recorded live at Ashburton Museum and features Tanya Robinson (Ashburton Museum), Sophie-Claire Violette (Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network), Cornelius Grobler, and Leen Braam and Mubashir Mukhtar (Ashburton District Council) discussing stories of migration to Mid Canterbury.

  • ‘New Faces, New Lives’ exhibition at Ashburton Museum
  • Population growth and increasing diversity in Ashburton region
  • Experiences as a migrant in Ashburton


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Ashburton: Picturing Canterbury


The Post Office Ashburton [1901]. This building replaced the earlier on that site which burnt down in 1875. After being considerably altered this second building was replaced in the early 1960s

Rolling in the clover – Image of the week

Mr E. G. Church’s traction engine hauling 15 tons of clover from Greenstreet to A.E. Small’s dairy farm at Wakanui, Ashburton. c.1919

Mr E. G. Church's traction engine hauling 15 tons of clover from Greenstreet to A.E. Small's dairy farm at Wakanui, Ashburton

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