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Putting his passion of Mt Somers to paper

As a young lad growing up in Mayfield, David Howden would often find himself staring up at the (more)

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Lake Hood to host regatta

Lake Hood is set to welcome hundreds of rowers this weekend, when (more)

No quick fix on St John issue

The status of an inner-town section might now be clear, but community (more)

Bid for freedom cut short

A young man who tried to make a hasty exit from the dock at the (more)

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Kicking off a busy season

Water skiers will get a chance to blow out the cobwebs at Lake Hood this weekend, ahead of what could be a big few months for some. The (more)

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Lake Hood to host regatta

Lake Hood is set to welcome hundreds of rowers this weekend, when the Ashburton Rowing Club hosts its first regatta of the season. Around (more)

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Taking up the challenge

Organisers of Sunday’s Longbeach Coastal Challenge have their fingers and toes crossed that when 1000-odd competitors line up at the start (more)

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Fonterra looks at long-term value

Fonterra has failed to deliver “meaningful’’ returns from shareholders’ capital since it started 17 years ago, says a new (more)

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Fonterra looks at long-term value

Fonterra has failed to deliver “meaningful’’ returns from shareholders’ capital since it started 17 years ago, says a new (more)

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Poll dorset crowned show champion

Father and son George and Simon Lowe are taking their winning poll dorset team to the New Zealand Agricultural Show, formerly the Canterbury (more)

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Toilet block revamp for college

The ball has begun rolling on a plan to redecorate and bring life back to some important facilities at Ashburton College. A group of teachers (more)

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Students giving back to the community

Ashburton College’s youngest students will be giving back to the community next week when they take part in the college’s community (more)

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Bikers bring strong anti-violence message

The sound of thunder in the sky was replaced by thunder in the streets yesterday when the White Ribbon Riders rolled into town. The (more)

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The people have spoken: make it happen council

As a kid growing up in Ashburton in the 1960s, a highlight was accompanying my dad down to the fire station in Burnett Street on Sunday (more)

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Drink driving, are we getting worse?

Most people go through life without ever having to worry about troubling the law. A routine police check on the side of the road is often (more)

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Abuse and threats on social media

Social media and the ability to post online has brought about many wonderful changes in our lives when it comes to how we interact with each (more)