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Funding the future

Commercial sponsorship will become an increasingly big player in the business plans of many schools, says (more)

Kaikoura road daytime-only

The critical main road north of earthquake-hit Kaikoura will only (more)

Tame’s PM interview slammed

Viewers have slammed Jack Tame as "rude" and "bizarre" over an (more)

New post for Spierings

Global Dairy Platform (GDP) has appointed Fonterra Chief Executive (more)

Local and loving it

Without people choosing to buy their shoes locally, Carolyn Ewing and Moana Taylor say they wouldn’t still be in business. As retailers (more)

Arts graduates team up

Five recent Masters of Fine Arts graduates have teamed up to project a fresh visual approaches to Kiwi landscapes onto the walls of the (more)

Alyce sets her sights on engineering

Alyce Lysaght is interested in both politics and climate change. Combined, they could take her places. Alyce, 18, leaves Ashburton (more)


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First points for AshColl

A five-wicket bag and an unbeaten 60 were highlights of the Ashburton College First XI’s win over Shirley Boys High School on (more)

Allenton in a thriller

The runs have finally flowed in the Pritchard Shield, with Allenton and Coldstream playing out a high-scoring thriller, while Lauriston (more)

Sevens exponents limber up

Next weekend the Mid Canterbury sevens side will kick off their season at the North Otago Rugby Referees Sevens tournament. Under the (more)


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New post for Spierings

Global Dairy Platform (GDP) has appointed Fonterra Chief Executive Officer, Theo Spierings, as GDP chairman, effective November 16, 2017. Mr. (more)

Focus on electric tractors

Today’s motorists might be heralding the arrival of electric cars, but vehicles powered by electricity have a history that stretches back (more)

Yearlings stack up well

Winchmore lowline breeder Gordon Guthrie admits to being pretty pleased with the performance of his stock at the Canterbury A&P Show, (more)


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Alyce sets her sights on engineering

Alyce Lysaght is interested in both politics and climate change. Combined, they could take her places. Alyce, 18, leaves Ashburton (more)

Funding the future

Commercial sponsorship will become an increasingly big player in the business plans of many schools, says Ashburton College principal Ross (more)

YMCA hoping for support

A successful programme benefiting hundreds of Ashburton high school students is reaching out for more community support. The YMCA is holding (more)


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Road toll a national disaster

Well, despite it being a long weekend in Canterbury over the past few days, it looks like the region got through without adding to the (more)

Investing in tourism

Earlier this year I was speaking to a senior executive from a large New Zealand airport. He noted that the number of direct flights from (more)

Stand up and be counted

Your school years might not be exactly memorable, they might not be ones you want to relive, but they’re an important part of your (more)


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Old wheels keep on turning

During his working life Ron Galletly needed vehicles which were workhorses. Commercial vehicles. And because of that he is keen that (more)

Preparing for Christmas in advance

Naturally You with Jane Logie It is nearly Christmas again, so this month and next, I’m giving the low-down on what to do and prepare well (more)

It’s so sweet when lambs get hair ties

Farmy Princess with Donna-Marie Lever It’s been another epic month on the ranch – dominated not by farmy things, but rather, slight (more)


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The Belgian Relief Fund

This Thursday, October 12, marks the centenary of one of New Zealand’s darkest days at war. Not only one awful day, the Battle of (more)

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)


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Taylors Stream closed for summer

Taylors Stream rest area remains closed indefinitely one year after a sign went up to keep the public out. The closure represents a blow (more)

The mesmerising Ms Methven Pubs

Ten local lads will flaunt their inner females to raise money for Our Lady of the Snows School at the Ms Methven beauty pageant next week. (more)

Skydiving for a good cause

When the Canterbury-West Coast Cancer Society approached Skydiving Kiwis for support last year, a uniquely adrenaline-filled fundraiser was (more)


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