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Thieves hit coastal farms

Thousands of dollars’ worth of property has been stolen from Mid Canterbury coastal farms this week. A (more)

Fans flock to Crusaders

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Fans of the Crusaders made their way to the Ashburton A&P (more)

Youth offending ramps interest

Neighbourhood Support

Ashburton’s Neighbourhood Support network began ramping up in (more)

Development to proceed

Methven

A Methven landlord criticised for not following through on an (more)

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Rate rise under 6 per cent

Some budgets were pared back, others pumped up, but at the end of their annual plan deliberations, Ashburton’s district councillors have (more)

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Thieves hit coastal farms

Thousands of dollars’ worth of property has been stolen from Mid Canterbury coastal farms this week. A farm on Ocean View Road in the (more)

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Fans flock to Crusaders

Fans of the Crusaders made their way to the Ashburton A&P Showgrounds yesterday for a chance to meet their idols and learn a few (more)


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2017 senior club rugby

Rugby returns to the fields of Country Canterbury this weekend with the opening round of the Lusetti Seeds Combined Competition. Matt Markham (more)

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Fans flock to Crusaders

Fans of the Crusaders made their way to the Ashburton A&P Showgrounds yesterday for a chance to meet their idols and learn a few (more)

Matt Markham

Giving it our best shot

Repetitiveness, for all of its positives, can also be negative and the need to be expansive in sport is huge. It can be easy to get stuck (more)


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Through to the nationals

The decisions of an adventure tourism guide and a secondary school teacher to opt out of their professions to become farmers paid off on (more)

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Frenchman yearns for Kiwi life

Frenchman Anthony Degouy secured himself a prime position at the ATS In-store Days in 2015 and landed a job on a Mid Canterbury dairy farm. (more)

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When Twitter spats go wild

By Craig Hickman, Elbow Deep @dairymanNZ One of the greatest gifts the internet has given us is the ability to tell complete strangers (more)


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New-entrants teacher farewelled

Allenton School farewelled long-serving teacher Marie Batty in a special assembly yesterday morning. Students from the junior school, (more)

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All for a good cause

Tinwald School is preparing a day to raise awareness for child cancer, and have a bit of fun in the process. The main event of the day (more)

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Get kids writing again

Students from schools across Mid Canterbury are taking part in a project to get kids writing again. The Get NZ Writing initiative was (more)


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Matt Markham

Giving it our best shot

Repetitiveness, for all of its positives, can also be negative and the need to be expansive in sport is huge. It can be easy to get stuck (more)

Megan Gnad

Terrorism never far away

Having just returned from living in London for the past few years, waking up to the news of a terror attack in the heart of the city was an (more)

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Letters to the Editor, March 24 2017

Water management Environment Canterbury’s chairman, David Bedford, responds to Steve Gerard’s recent opinion piece (Ashburton (more)


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Adverts from a bygone era

It’s often fascinating to look back at editorial styles from earlier years. A late 1920s advertisement announcing Carter’s Motors move to (more)

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The Carter connection

On February 10 it was neat being able to refer to Tony Haycock’s Over Steering column in Classic Driver magazine. Reflecting on his (more)

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Binders get it together

International, nicknamed Binders, truck owners shared their passion for the vehicles at the Binders (Down Under) NZ gathering in Rakaia on (more)


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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)

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)


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Skatepark fundraisers ramped up in Methven

Kidzmethven members are getting back to fundraising for their proposed skatepark project, buoyed by new enthusiasm within the (more)

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No sheep riding at A&P show

There will be no sheep riding at the Methven A&P Show this year, following tightening up of animal welfare regulations. The event for (more)

Once upon a Time Project organisers Kirsty McGlynn (left) and Louise Duke with some of the donated dresses that will give local girls the opportunity to feel like Cinderella at this year’s formal.
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Making ball dreams come true

A mission to make school ball dreams come true is gaining momentum in Ashburton. The Once upon a Time Project has been launched by Kirsty (more)


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Making the world greener

Inspired by her children, local businesswoman, Megan Watene, is working towards the goal of making the world a cleaner, greener place from her (more)

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Our precious shorebirds

The Ashburton River is one of the most important braided rivers in Canterbury due to the nationally significant populations of birdlife it (more)

Triplets (from left) Erana, Jamee and Chloe Te Moananui support each other and find strengths in their differences.
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Triplets prepare for big year ahead

  High-achieving Ashburton triplets Erana, Chloe and Jamee Te Moananui are looking forward to supporting each other in 2017 as they (more)

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