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Guilty verdict

A jury took just two and a half hours to find two people guilty of causing the death of Ashburton man Arran (more)

Enraged man ‘just lost it’

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Sean Patrick Watson, 27, went into a rage and “just lost it” when (more)

Libby’s loving her new job

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Former Ashburton College student Libby Neumann will star on the (more)

Shield stays in the cabinet

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The Browning Shield is again Mid Canterbury’s shield. The (more)

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Guilty verdict

A jury took just two and a half hours to find two people guilty of causing the death of Ashburton man Arran James Gairns, known as AJ, by (more)

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Triathlon closes safety week

Students from Longbeach School have been testing their cycling, swimming and running abilities at the school’s triathlon. All of (more)

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Salmon competition ‘exceptional’

Anglers participating in the 34th annual Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Competition have taken part in what has been described as an (more)


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Triathlon closes safety week

Students from Longbeach School have been testing their cycling, swimming and running abilities at the school’s triathlon. All of (more)

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Lessons on the lake

This week will see Ashburton Intermediate students testing their nautical skills on the waters of Lake Hood. Students from class 7/7 got (more)

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Shield stays in the cabinet

The Browning Shield is again Mid Canterbury’s shield. The prestigious piece of tennis silverware was won by Mid Canterbury on the (more)


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Irish dairying beckons

Up to 100 young Mid Canterbury workers could be the next hot property in Ireland as they begin filling employment gaps opening up in its rapidly (more)

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Dairying wages boost for area

The dairy sector injected $82.5 million in wages into the Ashburton District last year. There are around 1770 jobs in dairy farming or dairy (more)

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Caution call on milk price

Fonterra’s further confirmation of a forecast $6kg milk price has been followed by a caution from Mid Canterbury Federated Farmers dairy (more)


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Triathlon closes safety week

Students from Longbeach School have been testing their cycling, swimming and running abilities at the school’s triathlon. All of (more)

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Lessons on the lake

This week will see Ashburton Intermediate students testing their nautical skills on the waters of Lake Hood. Students from class 7/7 got (more)

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Young triathletes give it their all

The Tinwald Domain was flooded with about 150 Year 3-6 students from Tinwald School on Friday as they tried their best to cross the line (more)


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Jo Goodhew

Combatting migrant worker exploitation

Migrant workers make a valuable contribution to many businesses in Rangitata and throughout New Zealand. New migrants are welcomed by (more)

Michelle Nelson

Victims need support now

It is estimated just 20 per cent of domestic violence victims report offending. Fewer than half that number face prosecution – less (more)

Phill Hooper

Never were truer words uttered

Sometimes when I’m prepping my radio show, I come across a story or a piece of information that really strikes a chord with me. I found (more)


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A golden age remembered

The inspiration for these words came about because five local ladies and their Canadian friend got together last Friday night. The Famous (more)

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Summer at the museum

Last year I graduated from the University of Otago with aspirations of working in the museum sector. After discovering that employment (more)

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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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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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Hen pecked

When you’re catching up with a movie star, it’s never going to be a run-of-the-mill interview, but when you find yourself sitting on a (more)

The Thomassen team was made up of Nic (left) cousin Anja, uncle Ron and aunt Anita.
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Two challenging nights for Nic on Family Feud

Ashburton College head boy Nic Thomassen led his team through two challenging nights of channel Three’s popular TV show, Family Feud, this (more)

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Museum gains valuable sponsor

One of Ashburton’s most successful home-grown businessmen and his family will ensure the Ashburton Museum is able to use vacant exhibition (more)


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