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Warning for boaties

Wear your lifejacket, travel in the right direction and be considerate are the key messages for people (more)

Sex, drink session ends in shooting

A booze and drug-fuelled bender that was about to culminate in a (more)

Focus ‘entirely on policy’

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern says the party's negotiations with New (more)

Southerners too strong

Mid Canterbury’s representative bowlers rolled into action for (more)

Young people with passion wanted

Applications for the 2018 Ashburton Youth Council are now open, and young people aged between 15 and 24 years of age are encouraged to (more)

Intricate works of art

A highly regarded name in the intricate art of enamel painting visited town on Saturday, to showcase an assortment of one-off (more)

Warning for boaties

Wear your lifejacket, travel in the right direction and be considerate are the key messages for people using Lake Hood this summer. The (more)


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Southerners too strong

Mid Canterbury’s representative bowlers rolled into action for the first time on Sunday. Ashburton hosted the first triangular (more)

Wylie name again to the fore

Liz Wylie showed some good early season form to secure victory in Tinwald Cycling Club’s Brad Hudson Flooring, Mathieson Chartered Accountants (more)

Cromie leads jet marathon

The ITM World Jetboat Marathon Championships will power their way in to Mid Canterbury today when the driver’s test themselves against the (more)


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Value of on-farm seeds

My perpetual optimism has been challenged a lot earlier than usual this year as the prolonged wet looked to delay spring planting and dampen (more)

Mixing theory and practical

An Irrigation New Zealand training day in Ashburton last week gave participants a better idea how to get more crop for their drop. The (more)

Irrigation training day

Taking part in an Irrigation New Zealand irrigation operator and manager training day in Ashburton on Thursday were (from left), Morris (more)


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Local lads don stilettos for school

Ten local lads are getting ready to put their egos aside, don their tallest stilettos and put their bodies on the line for the Ms Methven (more)

New Lauriston principal

Lauriston School once again has a permanent principal at the helm, ready to tackle term four and beyond. After a term as acting principal, (more)

Wonky Donkey creator here

Acclaimed children’s author and performer, Craig Smith will be in Ashburton next week to perform a one-off school holiday show. The man (more)


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Time to act, Winston

Dear Winston, we’re sick of waiting. We’ve been waiting for almost a month now. You’ve had us on tenterhooks and seemingly (more)

Letters to the Editor, October 17 2017

i-SITE closure I personally think the council was very short-sighted closing the i-SITE. I think it was a tourist asset to the town, I (more)

Value of on-farm seeds

My perpetual optimism has been challenged a lot earlier than usual this year as the prolonged wet looked to delay spring planting and dampen (more)


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Market Day a success

The bright idea of one Hinds resident saw the Hinds Domain festooned with fun and festivity on Sunday. Katherine King organised the town’s (more)

Breast cancer – How a lump can change lives instantly

By Linda Clarke When Donna Harvey’s grandson Duke was born this last August, she ticked off a very important box. Four years ago, (more)

Young entrepreneur aims to break down job stereotypes

Since the tender age of 22, Janice McKay has been pushing the boundaries when it comes to business development. Unafraid to take risks, an (more)


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The Belgian Relief Fund

This Thursday, October 12, marks the centenary of one of New Zealand’s darkest days at war. Not only one awful day, the Battle of (more)

Fire museum’s funding request denied

Seven Ashburton District councillors and mayor Donna Favel have thumbed their noses at the keepers of Ashburton’s fire history. Last (more)

Last dance at the Radiant Hall

The 1960s was a decade of change and young people were rewriting the rules. Dance was a prime example. No longer was dance formal, (more)


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Local lads don stilettos for school

Ten local lads are getting ready to put their egos aside, don their tallest stilettos and put their bodies on the line for the Ms Methven (more)

Rural pool change delights communities

Commonsense has ruled the day and five of Ashburton’s rural communities are celebrating. Earlier this week those communities were looking (more)

Dust off those clubs and give golf a go

If you want to give golf a go then three golf clubs in the Ashburton District are offering you a chance to have a game for just $10. Over (more)


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