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Three face 44 theft, burglary charges

Three individuals are facing charges in relation to 44 separate burglaries and thefts from vehicles in (more)

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Player shortage hurts Hampstead

The Mid Canterbury Senior B rugby competition has been dealt a (more)

Simon Bridges’ roadshow hits Ashburton

National Party Leader Simon Bridges will hold a public meeting in (more)

Where has the sun gone?

Meteorologists have had hardly a ray of sunshine to measure in (more)

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Player shortage hurts Hampstead

The Mid Canterbury Senior B rugby competition has been dealt a blow with the withdrawal of the Hampstead side from the competition this week (more)

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Taonga earns NZ team spot

Ashburton’s Taonga Mbambo has been selected into the New Zealand secondary schools’ cross country team to travel to the Australian (more)

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AshColl takes the honours

Ashburton College just edged ahead of Christchurch’s Burnside High School to claim overall honours in an annual sporting fixture between (more)

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Delegation heading to China

Ashburton District Mayor Donna Favel is off to China next month as a guest of Chinese goat milk processor Fineboon. She will be accompanied (more)

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ECan has plenty to discuss

Ashburton District councillors will not be short of things to talk about when they sit down with Environment Canterbury councillors (more)

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Keeping our perspective

The long shadow of Mycoplasma bovis is now darkening the prospects of a Kiwi rural tradition – school calf days. There have been calls (more)

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Taonga earns NZ team spot

Ashburton’s Taonga Mbambo has been selected into the New Zealand secondary schools’ cross country team to travel to the Australian (more)

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Taking on the Ration Challenge

The Methven community are becoming well acquainted with lentils and beans as 14 locals take on the Oxfam Ration Challenge. A team of (more)

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No bullying culture?

Ashburton College principal Ross Preece says his school does not have a bullying culture, despite allegations from parents too scared to send (more)

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A big step in the right direction

Where there’s a means, there is always a way and Ashburton retailers are certainly showing that at the moment. Last year robust (more)

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A night out with Macky Gee

If my child self had been approached by my adult self and informed that my idea of fun would one day be moshing around inside a dark (more)

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Hampstead the enigma team

Sport is a funny thing. You can go from hero to zero in just the blink of an eye. Just ask Tiger Woods, that’s something he knows (more)