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Ceremony marks facility completion

About 30 new jobs will be created once the new goat milk infant formula canning facility in Ashburton is (more)

Rugby results September 23

MID CANTERBURY RUGBY REPRESENTATIVE RESULTS 23rd September 2017 (more)

Goodhew, loving politics right to the final bow

Dial the number, listen to the answerphone message,  it’s a (more)

Arch-rivals face off again

If Mid Canterbury are going to keep their Meads Cup aspirations (more)

Tree fears for bowls club

If a large redwood tree at the entrance to the Ashburton Bowling Club is not removed, the club might be forced to close its doors, president (more)

Livestreaming council meetings trialled locally

Many local authorities now offer live streaming or delayed video coverage of their meetings, but until this week Ashburton was not one of (more)

Longbeach students fundraise to save pool

Longbeach School became an underwater wonderland yesterday, when students donned sea-inspired dress-ups to give their community pool a (more)


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Rugby results September 23

MID CANTERBURY RUGBY REPRESENTATIVE RESULTS 23rd September 2017     Heartland Championship    Agstaff Mid Canterbury 40 v (more)

Hammers win in the death

Mid Canterbury first-five Jarred Percival was the hero against Wanganui, kicking the winning penalty in the Hammers 40-39 (more)

Locals face southern onslaught

Both of Mid Canterbury’s rugby league sides will be back in action this weekend as they take on opposition teams from down south. The (more)


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Ceremony marks facility completion

About 30 new jobs will be created once the new goat milk infant formula canning facility in Ashburton is up and running in mid November, (more)

Party vote choice not easy

Winston Peters has asked the question of New Zealand farmers. The New Zealand First leader was in Ashburton yesterday to address a meeting (more)

MP welcomes focus on water

Environment Minister Nick Smith has welcomed the focus on fresh water this election campaign. Smith told an audience of about 40 people (more)


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Classics trip for college students

Facts from the classroom are about to come alive for a group  of Ashburton College classics students who left for Europe on (more)

Longbeach students fundraise to save pool

Longbeach School became an underwater wonderland yesterday, when students donned sea-inspired dress-ups to give their community pool a (more)

An adventure for the audience

Young performers at Methven Primary School are ready to take audiences for a wild adventure on board Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School (more)


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It’s our place, our money – have a say

When it comes to how a local authority runs its business, they’re more likely to get brickbats than bouquets from ratepayers. But (more)

You can’t fix stupid, but you can vote it out

Welcome to National Democracy Day, otherwise known as Election Day. The beauty about an election is it gives everyone a chance to believe (more)

Goodhew has done our district proud

Warning. This is a political editorial, but not one about politics. If that makes sense? Today is about politics of course, but not the (more)


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Spring favourites

For Foodies with Kerri Lysaght Our mornings are now greeted with bird song and fruit blossom and the night rings with the sounds of (more)

To fight, or not to fight … that is the question

Mad Mama with Desme Daniels So, I just got the email from the principal that my seven-year-old boy was in a fight at school. Luckily (more)

The power of music

Music evokes emotions in a variety of different ways. Music evokes emotions in a variety of different ways. One piece of music can (more)


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Fire museum’s funding request denied

Seven Ashburton District councillors and mayor Donna Favel have thumbed their noses at the keepers of Ashburton’s fire history. Last (more)

Last dance at the Radiant Hall

The 1960s was a decade of change and young people were rewriting the rules. Dance was a prime example. No longer was dance formal, (more)

Music, art and war

The many musical programmes in the Ashburton Museum’s archive would originally have been kept as a reminder of a concert attended, or perhaps (more)


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Classics trip for college students

Facts from the classroom are about to come alive for a group  of Ashburton College classics students who left for Europe on (more)

It’s our place, our money – have a say

When it comes to how a local authority runs its business, they’re more likely to get brickbats than bouquets from ratepayers. But (more)

Mt Somers water given all-clear

The Ashburton District Council has lifted a precautionary boil water notice from the Mt Somers water supply. The quality of the village’s (more)


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