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Carnage at crash site

Speed is believed to be a factor in a crash which killed one Ashburton man and injured three of his (more)

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Woman arrested after gravestone smashed

Police have arrested a 46-year-old woman after headstones were (more)

New direction for Trust grants

A pool of around $100,000 a year has been tagged by the Ashburton (more)

Parade finale for Wheels Week

Hundreds lined East Street as Wheels Week Plus 2018 ended in (more)

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United put on six of the best

Mid Canterbury United’s dominance of the Mainland Football men’s division two competition continued on Saturday with a 6-0 demolition of (more)

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Rakaia books finals berth

Rakaia are the only Mid Canterbury team assured of a play-off spot in rugby’s Combined Country Cup following the competition’s (more)

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Crucial win for Hampstead

Hampstead have begun round two of Mid/South Canterbury’s senior women’s hockey competition the way they finished the first round – (more)

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Peters calls for M. bovis education

A lack of knowledge about mycoplasma bovis is one of the biggest threats the disease poses to the dairy industry, Pendarves farmer Frank (more)

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Winterfeed in great shape

“Phenomenal” autumn growing conditions have been a boon to Mid Canterbury farmers who grow winterfeed crops, Lyndhurst’s James (more)

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M. bovis anger justified

There’s some dark days and anger ahead for at least one Mid Canterbury farming family, although that’s sadly probably been par for the (more)

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Lots of fun – with a serious message

As the lunch bell rang yesterday afternoon Mount Hutt College students dived into a veritable feast of all things pink: from nail painting (more)

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AshColl goes cross country

  Ashburton College students could be seen dashing laps of the domain during their annual school cross country (more)

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School parking nightmare

Dropping children off at Methven Primary School and Mount Hutt College has turned into a nightmare for parents with traffic congestion and (more)

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Coming of age for the monarchy

Beautiful, spellbinding, magical. Those are some of the words people have used to describe the royal wedding. As someone who is of the (more)

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Budget of broken promises

Every year or so a poll will come out ranking dozens of occupations from most trusted to least trusted. Nurses, the fire service and (more)

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There’s rats in the rafters . . .

The Ashburton Trust Event Centre is infested and no-one is doing a damn thing about it! I believe the manager, Roger Farr, should be held (more)