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Celts upset front-runners

The 2017 edition of the Watters Cup has turned up its first upset, with Celtic taking down co-holders (more)

Cash boost for youth workers

A youth programme that largely flies under the radar is making a (more)

Fatal plane crash

One person has died and another has serious injuries following a (more)

It’s a family affair

"It’s just business out there and that’s it." That’s (more)

Cash boost for youth workers

A youth programme that largely flies under the radar is making a quiet difference in Mid Canterbury students’ lives. Ashburton College (more)

Celts upset front-runners

The 2017 edition of the Watters Cup has turned up its first upset, with Celtic taking down co-holders Rakaia, while Southern did the (more)

Labour approach ‘suicidal’

A national trout fishing organisation says the Labour Party’s reversal of its policy on charging commercial users for freshwater takes is (more)


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Celts upset front-runners

The 2017 edition of the Watters Cup has turned up its first upset, with Celtic taking down co-holders Rakaia, while Southern did the (more)

It’s a family affair

"It’s just business out there and that’s it." That’s what Trudy Thornton said after winning a race against her daughter and niece (more)

Rugby results June 24

MID CANTERBURY RUGBY Results 24th June 2017 Saturday 24th June 2017 LUISETTI SEEDS WATTERS CUP Railway Tavern Rakaia 24 v Darryl Phillips (more)


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A digital connectivity mission

A group of Canterbury district mayors and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy visited rural Mid Canterbury yesterday afternoon after the (more)

Nitrogen plan ‘catastrophic’

New rules designed to limit pollution from farm animals will have a “catastrophic” impact on the Mid Canterbury economy, a Staveley farmer (more)

FAR discusses chemical effects

The increasing risk of herbicide and insecticide resistance was one of the topics discussed at a Foundation of Arable Research-hosted farm (more)


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Final night a cracker

Excitement buzzed in the air as the children arrived on stage for the final night of the Music Festival 2017. Maria Lawn and Caendal (more)

Career expo a success

Just what to dedicate one’s life to is a huge decision, and it is what Mount Hutt College students gave some thought to this (more)

Burnside too good

  It was a tough start for Ashburton College in the first of their three sporting exchanges of the year. 18 teams trave lled (more)


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Letters to the Editor, June 26 2017

Daisy I have just been reading Daisy’s account as to why she wasn’t able to get pregnant. I know Daisy we generally meet up once a (more)

Immigration – a Christian perspective

In the Christian Bible, in the Gospel of John 10.10, Jesus tells his followers, using the image of a good shepherd who cares for his flock, (more)

Leadership lacking

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown,” as the Bard once said. As the crown-wearer on the day of the recent British snap election, (more)


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Leading the charge

Want to do a return trip to Christchurch without burning any fossil fuel and of course with zero exhaust emissions? Well Hyundai’s new (more)

Twistin’ with Peter Posa

During the 1960s Peter Posa was the golden boy of New Zealand music, riding high on a wave of popularity, with a slew of hits, including (more)

The school holidays, enjoy them

Mad Mama with Desme Daniels. Well, the holidays are fast approaching, as is Christmas, shhh who said that? Anyway, back to school (more)


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From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new collection material as it (more)

Such sweet nostalgia

Visitors to the museum lately will have noticed magnets and key rings in the shape of classic New Zealand lollies for sale at our front desk (more)

Finding our Chinese heritage

As we head into the Chinese New Year, Waitangi Weekend and the Multicultural Bite, it’s good timing to reflect on some of our newer – (more)


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Pannett, Sivier to combine talents

Well-known Mid Canterbury performers Georgie Sivier and Wayne Pannett are pooling their artistic talents to bring a hard-hitting rock (more)

Best birds on the show bench

Conversation gave way to clucks, hisses and quacks in Ashburton’s Sports Hall yesterday as hundreds of prize poultry went under the eyes (more)

Schools recognise support staff

Mid Canterbury teacher aides, receptionists and other school support staff enjoyed a morning tea shout and words of encouragement (more)


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