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Lot 9 consent raises questions

The sale of a block of land with a water consent in the Ashburton Business Park might have fallen (more)

New store to create dozens of new jobs

Countdown

Up to 100 new jobs will open up in Ashburton over the coming (more)

Chiefs too strong

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A night which began poorly for the Highlanders, with a big early (more)

Bike Methven still hopeful

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With only days to go until Bike Methven’s crowd funding page (more)

A prize silky chook goes eyeball to eyeball with its breeder Brian Glassey.

Hen pecked

When you’re catching up with a movie star, it’s never going to be a run-of-the-mill interview, but when you find yourself sitting on a (more)

The Thomassen team was made up of Nic (left) cousin Anja, uncle Ron and aunt Anita.
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Two challenging nights for Nic on Family Feud

Ashburton College head boy Nic Thomassen led his team through two challenging nights of channel Three’s popular TV show, Family Feud, this (more)

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Museum gains valuable sponsor

One of Ashburton’s most successful home-grown businessmen and his family will ensure the Ashburton Museum is able to use vacant exhibition (more)


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Win overdue for Sky City King

  There would be no more deserving winner at tomorrow’s Hororata Trotting Club meeting at Methven than Sky City King. The Terry (more)

Methven under pressure

A dismal performance with the bat last week has put the pressure on Methven ahead of this weekend’s final qualifying round of the Muirhead (more)

Browning Shield on line

A contingent of Mid Canterbury’s finest tennis players will be out of the region this weekend looking to claim the Browning Shield for a (more)


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Dairying wages boost for area

The dairy sector injected $82.5 million in wages into the Ashburton District last year. There are around 1770 jobs in dairy farming or dairy (more)

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Caution call on milk price

Fonterra’s further confirmation of a forecast $6kg milk price has been followed by a caution from Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers dairy (more)

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Fire danger worsens

Federated Farmers is reminding Mid Canterbury farmers not to burn off stubble as a region-wide fire ban remains in place. Hot northerly (more)


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Inspiring results for Mount Hutt dux

Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs is hoping more students apply for NCEA scholarships following a 2016 student being successful in (more)

Author Lawrence McCallum stands next to The Potato Gatherers or Octobre by Jules Bastien-Lepage, 1878.  
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$20m College rebuild plan

A $20 million-plus rebuild is on the cards for Ashburton College, due to an ageing campus and skyrocketing roll. The school and Ministry (more)

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Fun week at Allenton

Year 3 and 4 students at Allenton School are in for a week of fun activities. The students are flying straight in to the start of their (more)


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Never were truer words uttered

Sometimes when I’m prepping my radio show, I come across a story or a piece of information that really strikes a chord with me. I found (more)

Sue Newman

Stand up and be counted – as individuals

If the early days are any indication, debate around the Ashburton District Council meeting table could be some of the best entertainment in (more)

Matt Markham

Time for Aaron Smith to shine again

Cometh the man, cometh the hour. Yes, Aaron Smith. I’m talking to you. With Super Rugby returning this weekend, it’s a chance for (more)


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A golden age remembered

The inspiration for these words came about because five local ladies and their Canadian friend got together last Friday night. The Famous (more)

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Summer at the museum

Last year I graduated from the University of Otago with aspirations of working in the museum sector. After discovering that employment (more)

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Wedding belles of yesteryear

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you ever thought of how a museum collects love stories? There are all sorts of items in museum collections (more)


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Richard Yee (left) and Young King (Yep’s father) in a 1957 parade re-enacting the days when King Bros delivered produce by horse and cart.

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)

Heritage NZ renames footbridge

Heritage New Zealand has adjusted the name and extent of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge, in line with the demolition of the station (more)

Santa arrives in Ashburton by fire engine for the Christmas Parade in 1986.
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Christmas a melting pot of history

In this PC world, is it still alright to speak about Christmas? While here we may fling ourselves into it, we can easily forget that many (more)


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A prize silky chook goes eyeball to eyeball with its breeder Brian Glassey.

Hen pecked

When you’re catching up with a movie star, it’s never going to be a run-of-the-mill interview, but when you find yourself sitting on a (more)

The Thomassen team was made up of Nic (left) cousin Anja, uncle Ron and aunt Anita.
Photo supplied.

Two challenging nights for Nic on Family Feud

Ashburton College head boy Nic Thomassen led his team through two challenging nights of channel Three’s popular TV show, Family Feud, this (more)

260515-TM_047art gallery

Museum gains valuable sponsor

One of Ashburton’s most successful home-grown businessmen and his family will ensure the Ashburton Museum is able to use vacant exhibition (more)


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