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Spending options narrowed down

Roads, traffic and a second bridge across the Ashburton River are the top three issues people in the (more)

College Alumni launched in style

An organisation that will firmly link Ashburton College with its (more)

First look at new inner-town hotel

Within 18 months a new hotel will be open for business in central (more)

Sports groups to help plan future

Representatives of a wide range of Ashburton’s sporting codes (more)

College Alumni launched in style

An organisation that will firmly link Ashburton College with its past, had its first outing last night. While many schools have a strong (more)

New-entrant boom for Mount Hutt College

Mount Hutt College will next year have four Year 7 classes as a boom in primary school students hits the school. Normally there are just (more)

Spending options narrowed down

Roads, traffic and a second bridge across the Ashburton River are the top three issues people in the Ashburton District want their rates (more)


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ABs machine rolls on

It sure has been a bumpy, or should I say mumpy, year for the All Blacks. The general feeling at this point seems to be that everyone is (more)

Sports groups to help plan future

Representatives of a wide range of Ashburton’s sporting codes have put their hands up to be part of a think tank on the best use of land (more)

Challenge attracts big names

The final preparations are being put in place for this year’s edition of the Ruralco Longbeach Costal Challenge. The iconic event is (more)


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Telling the irrigation story

IrrigationNZ is aware of the need to better engage the public about irrigation, and accepts it needs to recognise the impact it has had in terms (more)

Farmers’ fingers crossed

A healthy supply of grain with prices holding firm, has Arable farmers crossing their fingers after a damp start to spring. The latest (more)

Global dairy fightback

Kiwi dairy farmers can sometimes feel like they’re under siege from lobby groups, vegans and hardline environmental critics but they (more)


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College Alumni launched in style

An organisation that will firmly link Ashburton College with its past, had its first outing last night. While many schools have a strong (more)

New-entrant boom for Mount Hutt College

Mount Hutt College will next year have four Year 7 classes as a boom in primary school students hits the school. Normally there are just (more)

Sports fun at Rakaia School

Rakaia School’s rivalling house groups donned their brightest colours and their best sportsmanship for a day of fun yesterday (more)


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ABs machine rolls on

It sure has been a bumpy, or should I say mumpy, year for the All Blacks. The general feeling at this point seems to be that everyone is (more)

The hurricane tummy bug

We’ve just had a tummy bug go through our family. I liken it to a hurricane ripping through the body and, just like a storm, it has (more)

One negative that can’t go away

The reappearance of Tony Veitch on television screens lasted exactly zero seconds. In the same sweeping manner in which it was announced (more)


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High Country Fete a success

Methven High Country Fete visitors blended wine, shopping and sophistication when they turned out in their droves yesterday. Held (more)

Toy library’s new home

After two days’ spent shifting around 1000 toys, Ashburton’s Toy Library have settled into their shiny new home. The library has (more)

Maladies and treatments

Last week’s heritage page focused on the establishment of Ashburton’s first hospital, and the other smaller nursing homes and private (more)


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Maladies and treatments

Last week’s heritage page focused on the establishment of Ashburton’s first hospital, and the other smaller nursing homes and private (more)

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)


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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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