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Stunning batting collapse

Saturday saw round four of the Muirhead Rosebowl wrapped up, throwing out some interesting (more)

Dogs in the spotlight

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More than 350 dogs and their owners vied for victory at the (more)

New Voices, New Lives

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Speak Up Korerotia hosted its second ever live radio broadcast in (more)

Raising trafficking awareness

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For Naresh Kumar, giving people the opportunity to empathise with (more)

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Dogs in the spotlight

More than 350 dogs and their owners vied for victory at the weekend at the Mid Canterbury Kennel Association’s championship show. Held (more)

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New Voices, New Lives

Speak Up Korerotia hosted its second ever live radio broadcast in Ashburton on Saturday, providing a greater insight into what life is like (more)

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Raising trafficking awareness

For Naresh Kumar, giving people the opportunity to empathise with trafficking victims is driving him to cycle the length of New (more)


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180217-JP_0015 Methven v Allenton Cricketfeatuer

Stunning batting collapse

Saturday saw round four of the Muirhead Rosebowl wrapped up, throwing out some interesting results. Table-topping Methven made the trip (more)

Methven has a chance to get one back against Allenton today at the Ashburton Domain.            
Photo Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Feast of cricket on offer

Mid Canterbury is in for an action-packed weekend of cricket. Headlining the line-up of matches, is the Mid Canterbury Senior Rep team (more)

Multisport athlete Matthew Clough makes his way through the jagged terrain of the Coast to Coast on his way to first place in the U19 schoolboy’s section.
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Aiming for Xterra elite

For local multisport athlete Matthew Clough, the top of the Xterra world is the target, but only by taking things (more)


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Smoke from a stubble fire spreads in the sky off State Highway 1 near Dromore yesterday.
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Farmers ignore burn-off plea

Several Mid Canterbury farmers ignored pleas to hold off stubble burning yesterday while firefighting resources in the region are stretched (more)

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Lamb on the menu

A Mid Canterbury high country farmer is encouraging Kiwis to get behind National Lamb Day tomorrow by serving up the iron-rich red (more)

Andrew Hoggard

Catchphrases, mumbo-jumbo

All farmers, not just those in dairy, have recently been told that the world will be better off if we just switch to ecological (more)


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Ashburton Christian School students Nathan Steer (left) and Sam Kuipers (right) lining up on the bowling mat against Princes Court residents June Hodgkinson (left) and Margaret Body.  	
Photo Sue Newman

Youth, aged form a bond

Youth and age are forming a very special bond in Ashburton, with students from Ashburton’s Christian School making weekly visits to share (more)

Students at Ashburton Borough School with some of the new sports equipment obtained through a sponsorship programme. 	
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School benefits from sponsorship

Thanks to businesses and farms supporting their local schools when buying fuel from Southfuels, Ashburton Borough School students now have (more)

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Orientation day at Ashburton College

Ashburton College students swamped the school’s chessboard yesterday to check out the big variety of clubs and activities they could sign (more)


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Amy Adams

Better connectivity on the horizon for many

I am very pleased that more towns in the Canterbury region are going to receive Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) under the second phase of the (more)

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Letters to the Editor February 20, 2017

Port Hills fires My heart goes out to the families who have lost homes and possessions in the Port Hills fires. Sadly, it is a (more)

Further trouble for Dunne

Greg O’Connor is now, officially, the Labour Party, “gun toting”, candidate for Ohariu, but more significant, there is to be no (more)


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2. Brides of the Year, from left to right, Mrs Andrea Hunter (third place), Mrs Andrea Hallson (winner), Mrs Margaret Ross (secondfeature

Wedding belles of yesteryear

Happy Valentine’s Day! Have you ever thought of how a museum collects love stories? There are all sorts of items in museum collections (more)

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Surprising connections

For many years now a branch of our family exchange Christmas gifts via a “Secret Santa”. We like the idea. It’s become widely (more)

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Rakaia home to luxury lodge

The Ashburton District has earned itself a place on the list of New Zealand luxury alpine retreats. Just 10 minutes out of Methven, Montrose (more)


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Richard Yee (left) and Young King (Yep’s father) in a 1957 parade re-enacting the days when King Bros delivered produce by horse and cart.

Finding our Chinese heritage

As we head into the Chinese New Year, Waitangi Weekend and the Multicultural Bite, it’s good timing to reflect on some of our newer – (more)

Heritage NZ renames footbridge

Heritage New Zealand has adjusted the name and extent of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge, in line with the demolition of the station (more)

Santa arrives in Ashburton by fire engine for the Christmas Parade in 1986.
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Christmas a melting pot of history

In this PC world, is it still alright to speak about Christmas? While here we may fling ourselves into it, we can easily forget that many (more)


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Ashburton Christian School students Nathan Steer (left) and Sam Kuipers (right) lining up on the bowling mat against Princes Court residents June Hodgkinson (left) and Margaret Body.  	
Photo Sue Newman

Youth, aged form a bond

Youth and age are forming a very special bond in Ashburton, with students from Ashburton’s Christian School making weekly visits to share (more)

Photo Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Lunches still popular

  John Mowatt (left) is served lunch by Kath Robertson (left) and Marilyn Hawkes. From 12 noon till 1pm every Monday, a free (more)

Students at Ashburton Borough School with some of the new sports equipment obtained through a sponsorship programme. 	
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School benefits from sponsorship

Thanks to businesses and farms supporting their local schools when buying fuel from Southfuels, Ashburton Borough School students now have (more)


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