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Jet boat operation consent sought

A Geraldine couple have applied for consent to run a commercial jet boat operation on the Upper Rangitata (more)

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Gun shops run out of AR-15 style weapons

The gun store where the accused Christchurch shooter purchased four (more)

New civic centre and library budget blow-out appals

  Just 20 people turned up, but many of those had plenty (more)

Champions crowned

A Methven bowling duo has been crowned Mid Canterbury’s top (more)

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Champions crowned

A Methven bowling duo has been crowned Mid Canterbury’s top pair for the 2018/19 season. Simon Fleetwood and Tim White took out the Mid (more)

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Records tumble

Records tumbled when swimmers converged on the EA Networks Centre pool for the annual Ashburton College swimming sports on Monday. The (more)

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Big season ahead

  Photo Robyn HoodA muster day at the Hinds Domain at the weekend was a chance for all Southern Rugby Club players, from the youngest (more)

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Fonterra back on the right track

Fonterra has made a start on honouring its pledge to farmers to return the co-operative to profitability after posting an after-tax profit (more)

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Dairy rebound a welcome relief

The rebound of global dairy community prices continued with the eighth consecutive rise in a row at the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) (more)

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Mother’s milk an award winner

  Mother’s milk is the secret to a good healthy calf, says champion rearer Carol Wilson. She found herself in the unusual (more)

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Ice skating – without all the cold bits

For the next few days, people in the district are going to have an easy option to give ice skating a go, without having to worry about (more)

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Lauriston School heading for the finals

A project based around raising money for their school won Lauriston’s School Support team last year’s Trustpower Community Awards; now (more)

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New operations manager for Ara

Ara’s campus in Ashburton has a new operations manager. Leonie Rasmussen started her new role recently as operations manager for not (more)

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‘Where’s Gerry Brownlee now?’

The wheel turned full circle recently when once again the opportunity to experience an evening performance at the re-born Christchurch Town (more)

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Crusaders … what is the right answer?

Whether they remain known as the Crusaders or become a new entity such as the Plainsmen or the Knights, it’s only fair that discussions (more)

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There’s a time to decide that life does go on

The question on the minds of many people around New Zealand and Canterbury in the wake of last Friday’s terror attacks is at what point is (more)