Jury finds Te Tomo guilty

A High Court jury in Timaru has found Ashburton man Kooly Managki Te Tomo guilty of causing the death of (more)

Rugby results May 27

Wednesday 24th May 2017 UC CHAMPIONSHIP Christchurch (more)

Rakaia eyes semi-finals berth

A good knowledge of their own methods and what it takes to be (more)

Local link to rocket launch

Playing a pivotal role in this week’s historic rocket launch, (more)

School boundaries blurred

Social media is crossing the boundaries of life at school. Ashburton College principal Ross Preece and deputy principal Ron Cresswell talk to (more)

Standing up against bullying

Pink Shirt Day – a movement that urges all New Zealanders to speak up and stand together to stamp out bullying – was recognised across (more)

Local link to rocket launch

Playing a pivotal role in this week’s historic rocket launch, was a surreal moment for Peter Datlen. The Ashburton-raised technician (more)


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Rugby results May 27

Wednesday 24th May 2017 UC CHAMPIONSHIP Christchurch BHS 76 v Mid Canterbury Combined 6   Saturday 27th May (more)

Top darts players come to town

Competitive darts will roll into Ashburton tomorrow when the Ashburton RSA hosts a leg of the Central Darts Clubs of New Zealand (more)

Rakaia eyes semi-finals berth

A good knowledge of their own methods and what it takes to be competitive in finals rugby puts Rakaia in a good place ahead of their (more)


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Fonterra lifts forecast

News that Fonterra has lifted its farmgate forecast for the current year to $6.15 per kilogram of milksolids is welcome news to Mid Canterbury (more)

Activists find more complaints

Third year results from the Sustainable Dairy Water Accord were released last week and the 36-page report re-emphasised all the work being (more)

Keeping livestock warm

With winter setting in keeping your lifestyle block animals warm and secure is a priority. Livestock can usually cope fairly well with either (more)


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School boundaries blurred

Social media is crossing the boundaries of life at school. Ashburton College principal Ross Preece and deputy principal Ron Cresswell talk to (more)

Working together for pupils

Mid Canterbury school leaders say the government’s developing Communities of Learning (COL) programme holds promise for the educational (more)

Cash needed, not paperwork

Allenton School principal Graham Smith applauds the Government’s $63.3 million investment to support children with learning needs, but says (more)


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A budget of wait and see

Budget day in the past was a big day for New Zealand. Details were kept tightly under wraps, nothing was leaked and the first Kiwis knew (more)

The Cathedral impasse

By the end of Budget day we may have been working out just how much better or worse off we would be. Did it turn out to be the (more)

The principal’s principle of ‘invisibility’

I remember talking to a former school principal of mine and in our conversation he reminded me of an interesting principle which he had (more)


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Stylish, yet sensible

The words style and sensible often don’t sit well together. Well with the C-HR, Toyota reckon they do. So let’s see! While Toyota (more)

Want to sleep in? Make it brunch

  Egg, mushroom and fetta croissant dish Butter 30g sliced mushrooms 12 mini croissants 3C baby spinach 150-200g fetta (more)

A whole heap of goodness from the kitchen

For Foodies with Kerri Lysaght This month’s recipes are indicative of what we are eating at home at the moment with the emphasis on adding (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)

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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Huge career break for Kennedy-Clark

Liam Kennedy-Clark will take a massive leap forward in his career this weekend when he joins the band of country music icon, Lee (more)

Local girl guides take a stand against bullying

Te Matapuna Girl Guides are sending a clear message aimed at stamping out bullying in their community. Armed with hand-made placards, the (more)

Geddes presented with QSM medal

Ashburton man Kevin Geddes was presented with his QSM for services to agriculture and the community, by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at (more)


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