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Have you been good?

Every morning leading up to Christmas, eight-year-old Rosie Blampied of Ashburton and her six-year-old (more)

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December may yet get the gift of sunshine

Mid Cantabrians may just get the gift of sunshine they are wishing (more)

Bronze medal for Bree

Ashburton swimmer Bree Middleton is set to return home from the (more)

Summer focus on drink driving

The Community Alcohol Action Project has kicked off its 26th year (more)

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Hard-working netball trio recognised

Three long-serving members of the Mid Canterbury Netball community have been officially recognised for their years of work. Claire (more)

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Bronze medal for Bree

Ashburton swimmer Bree Middleton is set to return home from the Victorian State Championships in Australia with a bronze medal firmly in her (more)

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Youth to the fore on croquet courts

Two big tournaments at the Waireka Croquet Club ensured the club’s Philip Street courts were a hive of activity over the weekend. Both (more)

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November one for the record books

Not in the time I have been measuring soil moisture since 1983 have we had rainfall like this year.  How do you write about irrigation (more)

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Land use change – what’s ahead?

Many of my rural property colleagues elsewhere in the country are reporting significant land use change, associated with substantial changes (more)

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Arable feeds test as best options

Arable feeds have the highest potential to reduce nitrate leaching among dairy cows, but options are limited under a pasture-based (more)

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Big plans for the future

Ashburton parents will have a choice of two full secondary schools to choose from in the town if Ashburton Christian School gets its (more)

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College celebrates visit from German dignitary

Ashburton College’s strong connection with Germany and the German language was celebrated yesterday with a visit from a German (more)

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Winds of change

Students of the future in the Ashburton District could be part of a three tier education system that involves primary, middle and secondary (more)

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Taking time to reflect

As 2018 draws to an end, and we turn our minds to celebrating Christmas and the holiday period with family and friends, I’d like to take (more)

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Watch out, Elf on the Shelf is about

With some of the more traditional forms of punishment out the window when it comes to keeping the children in line leading into Christmas, there (more)

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Time to recognised some local heroes

Take a walk around the Mid Canterbury district at any given point in time and you’re bound to run into someone who could be considered a (more)