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Tough stance on second bridge

Ashburton’s district councillors have laid down a challenge to the New Zealand Transport Agency over (more)

Trust back in the black

When the Ashburton Trust held its annual meeting last night, it was (more)

Rowers strike gold

Ashburton rowers were right in the thick of the action at last (more)

Ranger does it again

For the third year in a row, Ford’s Ranger was the overall (more)

Tough stance on second bridge

Ashburton’s district councillors have laid down a challenge to the New Zealand Transport Agency over the timing and funding of the second (more)

Trust back in the black

When the Ashburton Trust held its annual meeting last night, it was an occasion for celebration. After several years where its trading profit (more)

M. bovis on another farm

A second farm in the Ashburton district has tested positive for mycoplasma bovis. Ministry for Primary Industries incident controller David (more)


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Consistency a new sensation

Perhaps, just maybe, we should start getting a little excited about the state of New Zealand cricket. It’s a tightrope of the most epic (more)

Rowers strike gold

Ashburton rowers were right in the thick of the action at last weekend’s Canterbury Championships on Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. In a (more)

Picked to shoot for gold

Ashburton sharpshooter, John Snowden, is packing his bags for the Gold Coast and the Commonwealth Games. The local farmer was one of an (more)


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M. bovis on another farm

A second farm in the Ashburton district has tested positive for mycoplasma bovis. Ministry for Primary Industries incident controller David (more)

Do your bit; rethink, reuse, recycle

Happy new year and all the best for 2018. Let’s make this world a better place by: Recycling more – get your farm recycling under (more)

Native flowers add colour to foothills

There is a profusion of native flowers at the moment. Our shrublands are alive with the beautiful white flowers of manuka and kanuka, and (more)


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A stage event that we should not lose

It is one of the biggest cultural events on the annual school calendar but it would appear not even its nationwide popularity was enough to (more)

Challenge gets the chop

The abrupt news that Stage Challenge and J-Rock will be axed has left a group of Ashburton College students at a loose end. The school had (more)

The wait is over

The six-week wait is over for hundreds of students around Mid Canterbury who awoke yesterday to the news that their NCEA results were (more)


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Consistency a new sensation

Perhaps, just maybe, we should start getting a little excited about the state of New Zealand cricket. It’s a tightrope of the most epic (more)

Time for a nap . . .

Sleep. I’m so good at it, I can do it with my eyes closed. I just don’t get enough of it. So, although I’m not really one for New (more)

Let’s get on the same page

Ashburton has some wonderful heritage-themed organisations and assets. For the best part of 50 years, organisations like the Railway and (more)


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Ranger does it again

For the third year in a row, Ford’s Ranger was the overall best-selling new vehicle in NZ. And of course was also the the best-selling (more)

Marae hosts holiday programme

The 2018 YMCA Breakaway Holiday Programme set up at Hakatere Marae yesterday. Temperatures climbing upwards of 20 degrees mid-morning (more)

Exposure boosts summer school

Enquiries are flooding in for next year’s Methven Summer School after it made national headlines this week. One News visited on (more)


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Caravans the answer

When people think of summer, a multitude of images and memories may spring to mind, such as holidays in the country, barbecues, playing (more)

Slice of heaven

The hugely popular Balls, Bullets & Boots touring exhibition has been packed up and sent to its next venue. It tied together two (more)

The Great War memorial

The highly respected Robert Galbraith was Ashburton mayor from 1915-1931. It was his misfortune to be the sitting mayor during and after The (more)


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Scouts take on back country

For a group of scouts, the new year meant an opportunity to see some of the Mid Canterbury back country at its best. Led by Don Geddes, (more)

Church sells to artist

A quaint piece of countryside history has sold to a Canterbury artist. Proceeds from the sale of the 106-year-old Winchmore Church, and (more)

Help our life-saving volunteers

Bunnings Warehouse Ashburton are inviting locals to wrap their chops around a classic Bunnings sausage for a good cause next (more)


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