From the Mountains to the Sea

 stitched by the Ashburton Guild

Mid Canterbury: From the Mountains to the Sea

Mid-Canterbury is framed by the Mountains, the sea and the mighty braided rivers: Rakaia in the north and Rangitata to the south. In the 1930s the Rangitata Diversion Race was started, and when finished brought irrigation to much of the plains, enabling maximum diversification of farming and raising production and beinging prosperity to the district.

Ashburton with its town clock is the largest town with several smaller towns in the area. Vast and varied recreation is available in our district.

We have a very proud history in our area which has helped shape the plains into what they are today.


We are grateful to the Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury for their generous support of this panel.