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Warning for speedsters

Police have their eye on skiers breaking the speed limit on roads leading to Mt Hutt Skifield. Skiers were (more)

Vintage yarns

Two weeks ago our column about Les Nell and his family which was (more)

Losing their lustrous locks

Three staff of the Ashburton District Council entered the (more)

Big win for College girls

The Ashburton College senior girls’ basketball team hosted Burnside (more)

Warning for speedsters

Police have their eye on skiers breaking the speed limit on roads leading to Mt Hutt Skifield. Skiers were putting their foot down most (more)

Quake assessments narrowed

The financial impact of the Buildings (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016 is not as significant as previously thought, the Ashburton (more)

Vintage yarns

Two weeks ago our column about Les Nell and his family which was itself the result of one story, well actually more than one, leading to (more)


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Does performance have a price?

Have you ever been afraid to do something because you know it could be a lot worse than you expect? I can’t help but feel the powers (more)

Big win for College girls

The Ashburton College senior girls’ basketball team hosted Burnside High School for a catch-up round of their Whelan Trophy competition on (more)

South Canterbury rained off

The South Canterbury Racing Club’s meeting scheduled for Timaru on Friday has been abandoned due to surface water. The decision was (more)


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Conference looks at govt trade agenda

A workshop looking at the Government’s trade agenda 2030 is a feature of this year’s Red Meat Sector Conference, which begins in Dunedin on (more)

Cow disease is of grave concern

The discovery of cattle disease mycoplasma bovis in a South Canterbury dairy herd is of grave concern, Federated Farmers says. The (more)

New rules will hurt farmers

  Pain caused by planned new environmental rules is inevitable for Mid Canterbury farmers, members of the Ashburton Water Zone (more)


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Students top debaters

Crafty arguments, witty one-liners and epic debating “smack downs” were flying across the Ashburton College auditorium stage on (more)

Boil water notice not getting to all

When a precautionary boil water notice went out to Methven on Friday night, the Ashburton District Council launched into action and directly (more)

Wanted: Male preschool teachers

Lobbying organisations want the number of male early childhood teachers to increase and Ashburton’s two male preschool teachers are on board (more)


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Diet a reboot for the body

I have a new obsession at the moment, well maybe obsession is a bit over the top. I have watched several Netflix documentaries on food (more)

Does performance have a price?

Have you ever been afraid to do something because you know it could be a lot worse than you expect? I can’t help but feel the powers (more)

Working with a mental health condition

World Health Organisation (WHO) statistics show that one in four people will experience a mental health condition at some stage in their (more)


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Vintage yarns

Two weeks ago our column about Les Nell and his family which was itself the result of one story, well actually more than one, leading to (more)

Deciphering certificates

Since the 1840s New Zealand’s land transfer and title records have been paper or parchment based. It was not until 2002 that records of (more)

Sign language a great gift

  Carol Smith is the third star in our short series about hard of hearing individuals overcoming hurdles within the Ashburton (more)


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Museum discoveries in Croatia

I believe that one should take any opportunity that comes your way, so when I was invited to go to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for a (more)

The town that never was

In 1883 it was to be a town of the future but today Diamond Town at Mt Alford is simply a forestry block, the owners of its 161 sections (more)

From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new collection material as it (more)


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Boil water notice not getting to all

When a precautionary boil water notice went out to Methven on Friday night, the Ashburton District Council launched into action and directly (more)

Dancers star at Highland championships

Ashburton continued its strong association with the world of Highland Dancing with outstanding results at the New Zealand Highland and (more)

Smiles 4 Miles to be held in August

20Thanks to Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton, August 19 should hopefully be a happy day for those living with daily challenges. The company are (more)


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