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New faces at iconic store

One of Ashburton’s oldest family businesses is about to have a new owner, but for its customers nothing (more)

Heat on in trophy round

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The business end of the premier grade season is upon us as the (more)

New fire appliance

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Ashburton Fire Station has a new fire appliance after their new (more)

Trip of a lifetime

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Ashburton highland dancer Britney Moore is preparing for the trip (more)

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One council nomination

The first nomination for an Ashburton District Councillor has been received. Mark Malcom has been nominated by Brian Hanrahan and Peter (more)

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New faces at iconic store

One of Ashburton’s oldest family businesses is about to have a new owner, but for its customers nothing will change. Tony and Christine (more)

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New fire appliance

Ashburton Fire Station has a new fire appliance after their new Type Two vehicle arrived last Thursday. The new Type Two will replace an (more)

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Heat on in trophy round

The business end of the premier grade season is upon us as the teams return for the penultimate night of trophy round netball at the EA (more)

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Ladies can’t break deadlock

Mid Canterbury Women’s A football team were held to a 1-1 draw by Nomads Ladies in their women’s division one clash at the Ashburton (more)

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Sam in elite company

Sam Watt has been crowned New Zealand super-heavyweight champion at the National Boxing Championships in Rotorua. Watt is now a (more)

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Quality pastures for maximum production

The busy months are upon us, as the focus goes on calving and having quantity within pasture as opposed to quality. Having happy and (more)

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Doctor brings healthy thinking to rural South Island

Emergency room doctor Tom Mulholland is on his way around the South Island, determined to be the ambulance at the top of the cliff for (more)

Cole and Virginia Groves enjoy their sharemilking life at Mayfield with daughter Ebony and baby Hunter.

Lifestyle choice for sharemilkers

For many in the dairy industry, the path to the dream of farm ownership is changing. Mayfield sharemilkers Cole and Virginia Groves are (more)

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First day at school

Hampstead School started the new school term with 11 enrolments yesterday, including five on their first day at school. Principal Peter (more)

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Phoenix Chorus is Off to Oz!

Just four months ago, Jo Castelow (Musical Director of Ashburton College’s senior choir – Phoenix Chorus) presented choir members with a (more)

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Students call Mid Canterbury ‘home’

Less than 24 hours into their New Zealand experience a group of 55 students who will spend the next two months studying in the Canterbury (more)

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Sue Newman

What makes a good councillor?

Ashburton could be in for an interesting ride in the countdown to this year’s local body elections. Just over one week into the (more)


Letters to the Editor, July 26 2016

Glass ceiling Good on Nick Lindo for tackling the concept of the glass ceiling faced by women in their political lives (Guardian (more)

Rick Powdrell

Trade key to NZ economy

As Kiwis we should all understand the importance of export earnings to New Zealand’s economy. Our small population means the domestic (more)

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Craft fair a fundraiser

This year’s Methven Craft Fair is less than a fortnight away and over 30 stalls are signed up to raise money for the Methven (more)

NZ Wool

Demand for longer wools strengthens at SI auction

Demand for longer wools strengthened at last week’s South lsland auction. New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO John (more)


ECan to crack down on winter burning

Environment Canterbury is poised to crack down on winter burning in designated clean air zones, regardless of district council (more)

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Where are the genealogists?

I hate those people who have been on an overseas trip and go on and on about what they saw and did. I do try and not mention my trip, but (more)

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New Zealand’s Tour de France

As we head into the gripping last week of the Tour de France, that most famous cycle race of all, it’s timely to recall an early classic (more)

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A missionary caravan

At Ashburton Museum we are always receiving new objects and archival material into the collection. When images are donated we scan these (more)

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Jack’s a world champion

Ashburton teen Jack Bubb is one step closer to achieving a lifelong dream. Jack, 15, won a scholarship to the New York Film Academy after (more)

Angus McKay

Mayor leads the way in nominations

Ashburton’s mayor Angus McKay is leading from the front in the run up to this year’s local body election, with his nomination the first (more)

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Flipping & tumbling through the holidays

Ashburton kids have been keeping active by learning a bit of gymnastics these holidays. Flips and Tumbles’ holiday programme classes (more)

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Daily Quiz Daily Puzzles

Budding authors were at the Ashburton Museum this week to collect their prizes and book vouchers for being winners in the Ashburton Writers’ Group’s annual short story and poetry competition. Mayor Angus McKay handed out the prizes. The winners and placegetters included (from left) Maria Lawn, supporter Julie Fechney, Mia Roadley, Gabby Parish, Bronte Brown, Jess Heaven, Alyssa Gilbert, Penny Procter, Angela Ciora, Tyler Rose.
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The superb prose of Ashburton’s younger writers

The Ashburton Writers’ Group recognised the word skills of some young authors this week, when it handed out prizes to winners in the (more)

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GeoNet, New Zealand’s quiet over-achiever

Most people didn’t know a thing about GeoNet until the Christchurch earthquakes. But the geohazard monitoring system has been around 15 (more)

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Walking for the refugees

Former Ashburtonian Heather Holdaway will spent three months on a solo trek across Europe to raise funds and increase awareness about the (more)

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