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Wind takes control of burn-off (+ pics)

Firefighters were busy on Thursday afternoon containing a fire after changing wind conditions cause a (more)

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Impeccable manners, on- or off-road

What is this Raptor? In short its an aggressively designed and (more)

All about the Halbergs

All you need to know about the 56th Halberg (more)

It’s not you – it’s me

It’s one thing to be a semi-ageing git, but throw into the mix (more)

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All about the Halbergs

All you need to know about the 56th Halberg Awards.   Who are the nominees? Of the nominees Lisa Carrington is the only one to (more)

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Hard grind in the gorge

Up to 150 cyclists are expected to make the most of a rare opportunity to ride across the Rakaia Bridge in convoy on Saturday morning, when (more)

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Youngsters learn skills, drills for miniball

A new academy all about fostering young basketball talent in Mid Canterbury is proving to be a winner. Basketball Mid Canterbury started (more)

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Deer numbers on increase

Deer numbers are on the rise as farmers increase their breeding hind herds on the back of good prices. The lift in deer numbers, including (more)

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World farming confronting big issues

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to tour the lower North Island with farmer colleagues from Africa and Indonesia. They were here on (more)

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New crops likely as farmers adapt to weather

Climate change might alter the agricultural landscape in the Ashburton District, but it will also create new and exciting opportunities, says (more)

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Playing healthy for heart disease

New Zealand’s confronting heart disease statistics are being brought to attention this week as people of all ages raise funds for the (more)

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Record books take a beating at swim sports

Records tumbled at last week’s Mount Hutt College swimming sports with one of the school’s Year 7 swimmers now having her name in the (more)

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Stolen gazebo returned to school

A bad start to the year for Carew Peel Forest School is looking up after receiving their stolen gazebo back from police. Principal Sharon (more)

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It’s not you – it’s me

It’s one thing to be a semi-ageing git, but throw into the mix the word anal and you have a recipe for trouble as you morph into the most (more)

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Letter to the Editor, February 21

Maronan Road Bridge The Maronan Road bridge over the Hinds, and others like it, are dangerous because of their design. The bridge is narrow (more)

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Just another brick in the paywall …

So, it would seem the inevitable is set to happen. NZME have this week announced that, from the end of June, some of the content (more)

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