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Warmer weather increasing fire risks

Firefighters are warning Mid Canterbury locals to be extra vigilant as the region starts to dry up after (more)

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Pioneer Hall gets some TLC

The Ashburton District Council will keep a protective eye on (more)

New civic centre well on track

With a slew of tenders now closed and under assessment, the progress (more)

Weather gods to shine on the show

The weather is changing at the wrong time this week as the (more)

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Tania aces it in Hawaii

A hole-in-one is a memorable feat for any golfer, but Methven golfer Tania Wilson’s first ace had some added wow factor. Wilson was (more)

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Tongans turn on a super show

On Saturday night I witnessed some of the most incredible scenes I’ve ever seen on New Zealand sporting soil, and the most incredible part (more)

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Juniors’ time to shine on court

The sun didn’t stop smiling down on the Ashburton Trust Tennis Centre over Labour weekend, helping to make the annual Ashburton Trust (more)

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MPI minister to attend A&P show

Primary Industries Minister Damien O’Connor is a late addition on the VIP guest list for the Ashburton A&P Show. The minister plans (more)

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Keep your seeds clean

This is a public plea born out of a chat on a plane with a concerned importer. If you enjoy drinking New Zealand wine, eating New Zealand (more)

A helper, not an exhibitor

Over David Butterick’s 62 years of going to the Ashburton A&P Show he has never really exhibited his sheep or any other (more)

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Lycra is the answer.

There are two ways to deal with the rising cost of fuel, accept it or change. We could debate and analyse and espouse opinions all we (more)

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Ashburton TeenAg member takes out emerging leader award

Ashburton teen Penny Stilgoe-Rooney hopes a passion for big machinery will help her see the world. She is determined to pursue a career (more)

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Celebrating all things country

Students, pets and two local primary schools joined forces to celebrate all aspects of rural living yesterday. There was an absence of (more)

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Lending our firies a helping hand

Every time a fire alarm goes off in our district a group of hardy souls drop whatever it is they are doing and run to the rescue. It (more)

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Tongans turn on a super show

On Saturday night I witnessed some of the most incredible scenes I’ve ever seen on New Zealand sporting soil, and the most incredible part (more)

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National’s very own Apocalypse Now

Extraordinary scenes in the foyer of Parliament last week. We are now as familiar with them as we are with details of the gruesome death (more)

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