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Winston turns left

It's Labour and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern! New Zealand First has crowned Ardern the next Prime (more)

Truck hits Chch house

A woman says she heard several loud bangs when a concrete truck (more)

Lotto winner does a runner

Most of us have fantasised about winning the lottery from time to (more)

Child stuck in ceiling

Fire crews have been called to Auckland's Starship Children's (more)

Winston turns left

It's Labour and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern! New Zealand First has crowned Ardern the next Prime Minister with its decision to back a (more)

Flaunting it for the money

Name: James Wasley Sponsorship name: Ms Supervalue. Day job: Produce Manager. Reason for applying: My bosses said I would lose my (more)

Resource recovery park ups the ante

As the new kerbside collection for rubbish and recyclables beds-in across the Ashburton District, a raft of new equipment is arriving at the (more)


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Cricket passion in print

Mid Canterbury cricket fans shared their love of the game with the great New Zealand bowler Sir Richard Hadlee this week. Hadlee was in (more)

Hockey future in good hands

The future generation of Mid Canterbury hockey players have done their coaches proud after giving 110 per cent at the recent Collier Trophy (more)

Sun shines on croquet courts

It was a busy day in the sun at the Waireka Croquet Club for the Jeff Marshall Golf Croquet Tournament which was held on Sunday. Bruce (more)


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New challenge for former MP Upton

You might have missed it with the focus on other parliamentary goings on recently, but this week marked the start of another new era in (more)

Value of on-farm seeds

My perpetual optimism has been challenged a lot earlier than usual this year as the prolonged wet looked to delay spring planting and dampen (more)

Mixing theory and practical

An Irrigation New Zealand training day in Ashburton last week gave participants a better idea how to get more crop for their drop. The (more)


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Struggle to find teachers

As a primary school teacher shortage looms over Auckland, it is also becoming “increasingly difficult” to attract new teachers to Mid (more)

Testing athletics prowess

Budding athletes and Valerie Adams hopefuls assembled under the sun at Netherby School yesterday for a Cluster Athletics Sports (more)

Preparing for the legends

The Phoenix Chorus choir are preparing their vocal cords for a guest performance alongside the Christchurch Pops Choir this weekend. The (more)


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New challenge for former MP Upton

You might have missed it with the focus on other parliamentary goings on recently, but this week marked the start of another new era in (more)

Never too early to get it up!

A former work colleague and I used to have a bit of a contest each year to see who could get their Christmas tree up first. Morry (more)

Letters to the Editor, October 19, 2017

i-SITE closure Was interesting reading the opinion in the Guardian this morning regarding the information centre presented by Tony Todd. I (more)


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Take the bull by the horns

Farmy Princess with Donna-Marie Lever There’s a lot of commuting involved in farm life. I’m always driving somewhere and it’s always (more)

Treat yourself!

These recipes are incredibly easy to make and are sure to go down a treat. The subtle changes of ingredients to such classic recipes only (more)

Foods that don’t like breast cancer

The devastation of finding a lump in your breast, and finding out the verdict is breast cancer, must be immense for the women this becomes a (more)


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The Belgian Relief Fund

This Thursday, October 12, marks the centenary of one of New Zealand’s darkest days at war. Not only one awful day, the Battle of (more)

Fire museum’s funding request denied

Seven Ashburton District councillors and mayor Donna Favel have thumbed their noses at the keepers of Ashburton’s fire history. Last (more)

Last dance at the Radiant Hall

The 1960s was a decade of change and young people were rewriting the rules. Dance was a prime example. No longer was dance formal, (more)


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Flaunting it for the money

Name: James Wasley Sponsorship name: Ms Supervalue. Day job: Produce Manager. Reason for applying: My bosses said I would lose my (more)

Letters to the Editor, October 19, 2017

i-SITE closure Was interesting reading the opinion in the Guardian this morning regarding the information centre presented by Tony Todd. I (more)

Wanted: community honours nominees

If you know someone who has made a difference to the district through their voluntary work, then the Ashburton District Council wants to (more)


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