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Financial tightrope

  Feeling a bit cash strapped? Wondering how you’re going to pay the bills this month? You’re (more)

Rugby legend Pinetree dies

Kiwis are paying tribute to Sir Colin Meads by leaving rugby (more)

Rugby results August 19

Tuesday 15th August U16 Ellesmere 32 v Mid Canterbury 19 (more)

Local derby on the turf

All three of Mid Canterbury’s hockey sides will be back in (more)

An uneven playing field

Town, country, large or small,  Ashburton has joined the national trend of turning spare bedrooms into extra cash. Through the international (more)

Financial tightrope

  Feeling a bit cash strapped? Wondering how you’re going to pay the bills this month? You’re not alone. Most of us manage to (more)

Minimum wage not on agenda

Christchurch City Council might have adopted a living wage as the minimum pay rate for all of its employees, but it’s unlikely the Ashburton (more)


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Rugby results August 19

Tuesday 15th August U16 Ellesmere 32 v Mid Canterbury 19   Saturday 19th August Heartland Championship    Agstaff Mid (more)

Hammers’ last hit-out

The Mid Canterbury Hammers will have one last chance to get everything right when they take to the paddock in a game of thirds against the (more)

Still in the hunt

As the season draws to a close with only two weeks remaining, there is still something to play for for a handful of Mid Canterbury’s (more)


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No more scaremongering

It’s time that the scaremongering over Labour’s water policy stopped and the reality around it was recognised, David Parker, the (more)

Focus on deer shed standards

Just under 40 deer farmers from around Mid Canterbury descended on Aubrey Aitken’s Mayfield property on Tuesday afternoon to find out (more)

‘It’s not about hardening up’

Charismatic farmer and mental health advocate Doug Avery is on the road with his new book and will be in Ashburton on Friday night. The (more)


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Breakfast club has spinoffs

Breakfast clubs for Ashburton schoolchildren are not only tackling hunger and poverty, but having “absolutely amazing” positive (more)

Checking out the options

Senior Ashburton College students perused nearby jobs, opportunities and future pathways at a bustling Local Employers Career Expo (more)

Turbo Touch time at Wakanui School

It’s Turbo Touch time at Wakanui School and students have been refining their throws, catches, dodges and defence. Each year in winter, (more)


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No longer a one-horse race

We are about to round the final bend but the race to parliament is now a long way from being the one-horse race it once (more)

Letters to the Editor, August 19 2017

Ashburton roads I would like to comment on Ashburton’s [District Council] service manager Neil McCann’s comments about the roads in (more)

Glenn’s girls firing

Just when you thought rugby was taking a bit of a breather, after the never-ending drama of the highly unsatisfying Lions tour, then the (more)


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Class, with serious comfort

Mazda reckons with the new and significantly changed CX-5’s bold looks, its ride and performance, that once you are behind the wheel you (more)

Blondin at the Domain

I spend many days scanning images. Most times they are relatively straightforward and easy to describe. Sometimes, however, an odd (more)

Save me from birthday ‘season’

Mad Mama with Desme Daniels. It’s birthday season, the time of year when all the Daniels/Dennis family birthdays seem to hit at (more)


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Museum discoveries in Croatia

I believe that one should take any opportunity that comes your way, so when I was invited to go to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for a (more)

The town that never was

In 1883 it was to be a town of the future but today Diamond Town at Mt Alford is simply a forestry block, the owners of its 161 sections (more)

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)


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Pure drinking water not an option

Pump failures and exceptionally heavy rainfalls have created the perfect storm on several of the Ashburton District Council’s water (more)

Auctioneer’s hammer for Post building

When Ashburton’s NZ Post building is sold next month nothing will change for postal and banking users. Three years down the track, (more)

Plugging the ambulance funding gap

It might have been trading  for seven weeks, but Ashburton’s St John Op Shop is now officially in business. The shop joins a network (more)


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