Scarecrow Trail a hit with families 05 May 2013
Methven Scarecrow Trail organisers are delighted with the record number of participants. There were some tricky scarecrows for people to guess but 49 entries did manage to get all 33 characters correct and over 40% of the entry forms were returned.
Karen Smith – ‘The Motatapu’ 02 May 2013
Methven award winning artist Karen Smith lives & breathes art hence her passion is evident in her work. For her recent body of work she has gone beyond the boundary and gathered her inspiration from a backcountry MTB bike ride near Wanaka – the Motatapu.
A Time to Blossom at Terrace Downs 01 May 2013
Terrace Downs Resort presents an exhibition in May, entitled "A Time to Blossom" that features well known Christchurch artist Ira Mitchell - Kirk.
Great School Holiday Activity in Methven 17 April 2013
There will be 33 scarecrows placed around Methven Village and people walking the trail pick up a Scarecrow Trail Map entry form and walk around the village finding the scarecrows and identifying the characters they represent.
A Piece of Everyone at Terrace Downs 12 March 2013
“A Piece of You and Me” is an exhibition featuring North Island artist Tanya McCabe, and local professional artist Joanne Webber.
WWI Planning underway 06 March 2013
The Methven WWI Commemoration Group seeks photos and any information of the 69 men from WWI recorded on the Methven Role of Honour & archway.
New Methven Conference Space 04 March 2013
A brand new conference facility in Methven officially opened on March 1st.
The extension to Ski Time in Racecourse Ave is now complete after works commenced in April 2012 and is taking booking inquiries.
Natural New Zealand Exhibition 04 March 2013
This month’s exhibition at the Methven Heritage Centre features local artist Marilyn Meadows. Marilyn’s "Natural New Zealand" exhibition is inspired by the bush and birdlife of New Zealand.
Open Days – Encounter entrance is free! 18 January 2013
The Methven Heritage Centre is excited to announce four open days to New Zealand’s Alpine & Agriculture Encounter. From the 25 – 28 January, entry for all ages into the Encounter is free of charge.
Women on Wheels fills fitness void 17 January 2013
Mid Canterbury women looking for their first fitness challenge in 2013 don’t need to leave the district - a new cycling event ‘Women on Wheels’ will be held in Methven on 16th February, replacing ‘Girls on Bikes’ (GOB) which heads north this year.
Discover Mt Hutt - Summer Open Day 13 January 2013
Spectacular alpine scenery for walkers, challenging trails for mountain bikers, warm hospitality, fun for families and the chance to discover the mountain are the draw cards during Mt Hutt’s bi-annual Open Day to be held on the Sunday 17th of February.
Season pass programme announced for Mt Hutt 04 October 2012
Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area has announced a price freeze on its season pass programme for 2013. And Mt Hutt and Methven’s hugely popular ‘Kids4Free’ programme will return for the 2013 season.
Opshop - The "Hits & Giggles" Tour 17 September 2012
Opshop are heading back out on the road and stopping in at The Blue Pub, Methven for a truly memorable experience from one of NZ’s best live bands. Supported by the quick witted and internationally acclaimed stand-up comedian, Brendhan Lovegrove.
Kids4Free in Methven 23 July 2012
The idea of spending the day skiing with my two boys, 5 and 7 sounds like huge fun but also a bit of a nightmare of the logistical and financial kind. However, I bit the bullet last week and decided to give it a go.
Trio - A joint art exhibition at the Methven Heritage Centre 27 June 2012
This month the Methven Heritage Centre Art Gallery is delighted to present a joint exhibition by three well known Ashburton artists, who are showing both conventional and contemporary works. Robin Arnst, Margaret Digby, Ngaio McKee.
Mt Hutt ‘all systems go’ for tomorrow 08 June 2012
Cantabrians are gearing up for their much anticipated first day on the slopes thanks to a snow dump that has blanketed Mt Hutt ski area.
Mt Hutt gets a big dump of the white stuff 06 June 2012
Snow lovers are celebrating the start of the New Zealand ski season with a snow storm delivering more than half a metre of snow to Canterbury’s Mt Hutt ski area, providing the perfect base for its opening this weekend.
Snow arrives as Mt Hutt counts down to winter season 11 May 2012
Winter has arrived at Mt Hutt, with snowfall overnight (May 10/11) heralding the start of the countdown to the 2012 snow season. Snow making is set to start next week as temperatures drop and Mother Nature helps out with the first delivery of snow cover.