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Retailers band against thieves

Teams of professional shoplifters are targeting Ashburton but retailers are banding together to stop (more)

Hammers’ focus: Good footy

With pre-season now firmly in the rear-view mirror, Mid (more)

Bright students qualify for nationals

Six young Ashburton brains took on the Canterbury Robocup last (more)

Policies matter, says Morgan

  The Opportunities Party Leader brought his roadshow to (more)

Bright students qualify for nationals

Six young Ashburton brains took on the Canterbury Robocup last week and successfully created robots clever enough to qualify for the (more)

Retailers band against thieves

Teams of professional shoplifters are targeting Ashburton but retailers are banding together to stop them. Police say the shoplifters are (more)

Dog numbers dropping

Dog numbers might be dropping in the Ashburton District but the number of bad dogs and bad dog owners is rising. In a summary of dog (more)


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Hammers’ focus: Good footy

With pre-season now firmly in the rear-view mirror, Mid Canterbury coaches James Jowsey and Craig Dunlea have their sights set on the (more)

Wild West to hit town

The Wild West is coming to Ashburton this weekend. The town is hosting the national Wild Bunch pistol shooting competition at the Beckley (more)

Giving touch rugby a go

With the EA Networks Centre boasting every sport from badminton to futsal, there will soon be another sport filling up the (more)


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Water: Just who should pay?

It’s strange to be contemplating paying for water as I survey the damage another 60mm of rain has done to an already waterlogged dairy (more)

Fit for calving

An initiative aimed at getting women fit for the calving season is likely to step up a gear next year. Run by Canterbury dairy farm (more)

Latest freshwater grants announced

Grants announced in the past few weeks from the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund are set to improve the water (more)


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Bright students qualify for nationals

Six young Ashburton brains took on the Canterbury Robocup last week and successfully created robots clever enough to qualify for the (more)

Breakfast club has spinoffs

Breakfast clubs for Ashburton schoolchildren are not only tackling hunger and poverty, but having “absolutely amazing” positive (more)

Checking out the options

Senior Ashburton College students perused nearby jobs, opportunities and future pathways at a bustling Local Employers Career Expo (more)


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Then another one bit the dust …

So, after a good deal of wriggling and writhing, Meteria Turei followed the noble example set by Andrew Little, fell on her sword and left (more)

Letter to the Editor, August 23, 2017

Ashburton River Sir, Peter Smith is clearly part of the pre-election Forest and Bird misinformation campaign designed to change the (more)

Letter to Editor, August 22, 2017

Water tax We must be careful what we wish for. I am an arable farmer producing grain, seed and vegetables. We are fortunate to live in (more)


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Class, with serious comfort

Mazda reckons with the new and significantly changed CX-5’s bold looks, its ride and performance, that once you are behind the wheel you (more)

Blondin at the Domain

I spend many days scanning images. Most times they are relatively straightforward and easy to describe. Sometimes, however, an odd (more)

Save me from birthday ‘season’

Mad Mama with Desme Daniels. It’s birthday season, the time of year when all the Daniels/Dennis family birthdays seem to hit at (more)


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Music, art and war

The many musical programmes in the Ashburton Museum’s archive would originally have been kept as a reminder of a concert attended, or perhaps (more)

Museum discoveries in Croatia

I believe that one should take any opportunity that comes your way, so when I was invited to go to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for a (more)

The town that never was

In 1883 it was to be a town of the future but today Diamond Town at Mt Alford is simply a forestry block, the owners of its 161 sections (more)


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Pure drinking water not an option

Pump failures and exceptionally heavy rainfalls have created the perfect storm on several of the Ashburton District Council’s water (more)

Auctioneer’s hammer for Post building

When Ashburton’s NZ Post building is sold next month nothing will change for postal and banking users. Three years down the track, (more)

Plugging the ambulance funding gap

It might have been trading  for seven weeks, but Ashburton’s St John Op Shop is now officially in business. The shop joins a network (more)


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