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After-ball ruling hits hard

Ashburton College students were left reeling yesterday after they were told that the after-ball function (more)

Artworks rolling in

Nicole Bourke (left) and Ben Lysaght shift some of the hundreds (more)

Brothers make their mark

For different reasons, victory in the Ashburton Indoor Bowls (more)

Mud plug profits distributed

Marcus Ewart, chairman of the Mid Canterbury 4WD Club, presents (more)

Farmers expected to be hit

Rural communities need to lobby their MPs as much as possible over new immigration changes, an immigration consultant says. Graydon Sharrat, (more)

Artworks rolling in

Nicole Bourke (left) and Ben Lysaght shift some of the hundreds of entries into the Ashburton Art Gallery storage area ahead of the (more)

After-ball ruling hits hard

Ashburton College students were left reeling yesterday after they were told that the after-ball function following their annual school ball on (more)


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Brothers make their mark

For different reasons, victory in the Ashburton Indoor Bowls Championship Triples on Saturday was a special occasion for the Chapman (more)

Wakanui back on track

It was another mixed bag of results for Mid Canterbury’s hockey sides on Saturday. In the men’s first division, Wakanui showed signs (more)

Celts upset front-runners

The 2017 edition of the Watters Cup has turned up its first upset, with Celtic taking down co-holders Rakaia, while Southern did the (more)


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Farmers expected to be hit

Rural communities need to lobby their MPs as much as possible over new immigration changes, an immigration consultant says. Graydon Sharrat, (more)

Bennett right on target

Farmers are pleased with developments in the past fortnight on two related fronts – firearms and stock theft. Federated Farmers has (more)

On-farm digital tech vital

Digital technology is becoming increasingly important to farmers and it’s important as many as possible have access to fast broadband, (more)


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After-ball ruling hits hard

Ashburton College students were left reeling yesterday after they were told that the after-ball function following their annual school ball on (more)

New options for school starters

The ability to have children start school in a group rather than in dribs and drabs as they blow out the candle on their 5th birthday has (more)

Final night a cracker

Excitement buzzed in the air as the children arrived on stage for the final night of the Music Festival 2017. Maria Lawn and Caendal (more)


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Short-sighted after-ball ruling

As a parent of teenagers, I am stunned at the absolute PC stupidity gone wrong with the latest clanger dropped on the Ashburton after-ball (more)

Bennett right on target

Farmers are pleased with developments in the past fortnight on two related fronts – firearms and stock theft. Federated Farmers has (more)

Letters to the Editor, June 27 2017

Ashburton Toy Library Recent unreasonable profiling of the Methodist Parish and its facility after 29 years of mutual cohabitation and (more)


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Leading the charge

Want to do a return trip to Christchurch without burning any fossil fuel and of course with zero exhaust emissions? Well Hyundai’s new (more)

Twistin’ with Peter Posa

During the 1960s Peter Posa was the golden boy of New Zealand music, riding high on a wave of popularity, with a slew of hits, including (more)

The school holidays, enjoy them

Mad Mama with Desme Daniels. Well, the holidays are fast approaching, as is Christmas, shhh who said that? Anyway, back to school (more)


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From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new collection material as it (more)

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)


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Pannett, Sivier to combine talents

Well-known Mid Canterbury performers Georgie Sivier and Wayne Pannett are pooling their artistic talents to bring a hard-hitting rock (more)

Best birds on the show bench

Conversation gave way to clucks, hisses and quacks in Ashburton’s Sports Hall yesterday as hundreds of prize poultry went under the eyes (more)

Schools recognise support staff

Mid Canterbury teacher aides, receptionists and other school support staff enjoyed a morning tea shout and words of encouragement (more)


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