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Playground ‘dangerous’

An Ashburton mother has described the condition of some parts of the Ashburton Domain playground and (more)

Wilson finds best form

Roger Wilson produced his best race of the season to lift the (more)

A celebration of flowers

With New Zealand Flower Week in full bloom, the spotlight is on (more)

Lower road toll lauded

While the New Zealand road toll surges towards a seven-year high, the (more)

Toy library’s new home

After two days’ spent shifting around 1000 toys, Ashburton’s Toy Library have settled into their shiny new home. The library has (more)

Court news November 21

A farmer that allowed a steer’s in-grown horn to grow into the animal’s eye socket was fined $2000 in the Ashburton District Court (more)

Playground ‘dangerous’

An Ashburton mother has described the condition of some parts of the Ashburton Domain playground and aviary ‘absolutely horrific’ after (more)


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Wilson finds best form

Roger Wilson produced his best race of the season to lift the Ineson Cup in Tinwald Cycling Club’s Canterbury Tree Topping Ltd 48km (more)

First points for AshColl

A five-wicket bag and an unbeaten 60 were highlights of the Ashburton College First XI’s win over Shirley Boys High School on (more)

Allenton in a thriller

The runs have finally flowed in the Pritchard Shield, with Allenton and Coldstream playing out a high-scoring thriller, while Lauriston (more)


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Global dairy fightback

Kiwi dairy farmers can sometimes feel like they’re under siege from lobby groups, vegans and hardline environmental critics but they (more)

New post for Spierings

Global Dairy Platform (GDP) has appointed Fonterra Chief Executive Officer, Theo Spierings, as GDP chairman, effective November 16, 2017. Mr. (more)

Focus on electric tractors

Today’s motorists might be heralding the arrival of electric cars, but vehicles powered by electricity have a history that stretches back (more)


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Alyce sets her sights on engineering

Alyce Lysaght is interested in both politics and climate change. Combined, they could take her places. Alyce, 18, leaves Ashburton (more)

Funding the future

Commercial sponsorship will become an increasingly big player in the business plans of many schools, says Ashburton College principal Ross (more)

YMCA hoping for support

A successful programme benefiting hundreds of Ashburton high school students is reaching out for more community support. The YMCA is holding (more)


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Letters to the Editor, November 21 2017

Nowhere to go . . . Recently my husband and I visited Ashburton while travelling through the South Island by campervan. After (more)

Global dairy fightback

Kiwi dairy farmers can sometimes feel like they’re under siege from lobby groups, vegans and hardline environmental critics but they (more)

Road toll a national disaster

Well, despite it being a long weekend in Canterbury over the past few days, it looks like the region got through without adding to the (more)


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Toy library’s new home

After two days’ spent shifting around 1000 toys, Ashburton’s Toy Library have settled into their shiny new home. The library has (more)

Maladies and treatments

Last week’s heritage page focused on the establishment of Ashburton’s first hospital, and the other smaller nursing homes and private (more)

Old wheels keep on turning

During his working life Ron Galletly needed vehicles which were workhorses. Commercial vehicles. And because of that he is keen that (more)


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Maladies and treatments

Last week’s heritage page focused on the establishment of Ashburton’s first hospital, and the other smaller nursing homes and private (more)

The Belgian Relief Fund

This Thursday, October 12, marks the centenary of one of New Zealand’s darkest days at war. Not only one awful day, the Battle of (more)

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)


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Taylors Stream closed for summer

Taylors Stream rest area remains closed indefinitely one year after a sign went up to keep the public out. The closure represents a blow (more)

The mesmerising Ms Methven Pubs

Ten local lads will flaunt their inner females to raise money for Our Lady of the Snows School at the Ms Methven beauty pageant next week. (more)

Skydiving for a good cause

When the Canterbury-West Coast Cancer Society approached Skydiving Kiwis for support last year, a uniquely adrenaline-filled fundraiser was (more)


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