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Cautious confidence in farm sales

There’s cautious optimism in the rural real estate market, although some factors are still causing (more)

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Hinds farmers targeted

A new information campaign focused on land use consents is (more)

Secret witness unveiled

A secret jailhouse witness who lied at one of New Zealand's most (more)

Jones ruffling some feathers

The main union of public servants, the PSA, has reacted with alarm at (more)

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Lilley a champ

He’s nowhere near as big as Joseph Parker, nor does he yet punch like Anthony Joshua, but Ashburton boxer Regan Lilley is definitely (more)

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Celtic holds on for victory

Celtic have proven their early season form in the Combined Country Rugby competition was no fluke by downing defending champions Southbridge (more)

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All eyes on defending champs

As Mid Canterbury’s senior netball teams continue the path of sussing each other out in the Premier Netball competition, tonight’s (more)

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Hinds farmers targeted

A new information campaign focused on land use consents is targeting farmers in the Hinds area. Every farm in the Hinds/Hekeao area that (more)

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Cautious confidence in farm sales

There’s cautious optimism in the rural real estate market, although some factors are still causing headwinds, according to the latest (more)

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Keep free trade agenda simple

Although I understand the government never wanting to dismiss entirely the prospect of a free trade agreement without at least exploring the (more)

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Female principals rule

Female school principals now outnumber males in the same role in New Zealand, but Ashburton still has work to do to tip the scales. The (more)

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Wrecking ball imminent?

The future is uncertain for one of the oldest school buildings in the district, after an unfortunate discovery by builders. An original, (more)

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Volunteers boost literacy

What started out four years ago as a small project involving four Ashburton schools, has grown to become a learning programme that has (more)

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Letters to the Editor, April 27, 2018

Local news and views The Anzac Day edition of the Ashburton Guardian informs us Stuff plans to close at least 10 community newspapers it (more)

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A contest of ideals

The idea of living together with someone for most of your adult life is quite an aspirational concept when you think about it. A hell of (more)

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Giving a voice to veterans’ wellbeing

Our country is slowly but surely, getting a bit better at talking about mental health. Discussions around the 2011 Christchurch (more)