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‘National’s sordid secret’

The National Government’s plans for water are far worse than Labour’s proposal to tax those who use (more)

Mayfield water supply finally returns to normal

After almost a year of living with restrictions on their water (more)

Norman worth the wait

It’s not her ultimate desire to be out on the track driving (more)

Eastfield national leader in co-operative development

Ashburton’s Eastfield stands alone in New Zealand as a successful (more)

Mayfield water supply finally returns to normal

After almost a year of living with restrictions on their water supply, Mayfield residents can now turn on their taps without worrying they’re (more)

Eastfield national leader in co-operative development

Ashburton’s Eastfield stands alone in New Zealand as a successful project involving multiple landowners the three men charged with turning (more)

‘National’s sordid secret’

The National Government’s plans for water are far worse than Labour’s proposal to tax those who use it for irrigation, New Zealand First (more)


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Norman worth the wait

It’s not her ultimate desire to be out on the track driving racehorses, but Ineka Lee quite likes it. And it helps that she’s quite (more)

Aiming for the top

Despite only picking up a rugby ball seriously two years ago, Melanie Puckett is now lighting it up on the wings for the Canterbury (more)

Tourney ‘huge experience’

After making a dream start to the Jock Hobbs Under-19 Memorial tournament, Mid Canterbury rugby player Tomas Hanham-Carter had his tournament (more)


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Ruapuna pipe opened

Environment Minister Nick Smith did the honours for MHV Water yesterday morning, cutting the ribbon to officially open the 18.5km of new (more)

‘It’ll wreck the place’

If a Labour-led government is elected this weekend the negative effect on New Zealand will be immense, a long-serving and successful Mid (more)

New tax grab ‘farmageddon’

Over the past six months the sheep meat industry has seen a lift in lamb and mutton prices to such an extent that lamb is currently selling (more)


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An adventure for the audience

Young performers at Methven Primary School are ready to take audiences for a wild adventure on board Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School (more)

‘Which sock holds the most heat?’

Creative questions and hours of experimentation have paid off for a group of Hinds School students who swept up awards galore last week at (more)

Podium for Code Crackers

A group of students from Ashburton proved their technological talent in the New Zealand National Robocup last weekend. Ashburton (more)


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The man who would be king

He’s colloquially known as the silver fox of New Zealand politics, but Winston Peters’ similarities to that particular animal don’t (more)

Sitting on the fence

I’ve found myself in a bit of a pickle in the lead up to this week’s election. I’m a clear-cut sort of bloke, usually. A spade (more)

A new prime minister?

The noose is tightening round the National neck. The crews on the Good Ship of State seem ready to change. After this Saturday, it looks (more)


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The power of music

Music evokes emotions in a variety of different ways. Music evokes emotions in a variety of different ways. One piece of music can (more)

Attacked! But I managed to escape

Farmy Princess with Donna-Marie Lever Finally. Fluffy white bouncing lambs, bright vibrant yellow daffs – and unfortunately that (more)

Dream Catcher

Former Ashburton girl Kelley Kerr-Young is making a name for herself as an actor in Melbourne. Linda Clarke finds out what she’s been (more)


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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)

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)


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Mayfield water supply finally returns to normal

After almost a year of living with restrictions on their water supply, Mayfield residents can now turn on their taps without worrying they’re (more)

Chefs to launch books

Two Kiwi celebrity chefs are Ashburton-bound for book launch celebrations within the next month. Culinary enthusiasts can rub elbows with (more)

Cantabrians hikoi against poverty

Eleven hardy Cantabrians set off from Ashburton yesterday with spirits high and signs raised, on the first leg of a 90km march against (more)


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