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‘It didn’t happen’

The trial of a Mid Canterbury man accused of raping two girls will enter its seventh day in the Timaru (more)

MSA claims Milsom Cup

Sunday saw bowlers hit the greens at the Ashburton Bowling Club (more)

Heat on for Christmas

The mercury is set to soar on Christmas Day, reaching 30 degrees in (more)

Early start for firefighters

Ashburton firefighters had an early start wrestling with an oil fire (more)

Good following for run/walk series

Walk or run off your holiday indulgences in the Ashburton Run and Walk series beginning January 9. The popular series will be held on (more)

All set for Christmas

Singing to the heavens on Christmas Day is a highlight of their Christian faith for Ashburton Samoan Catholic Choir members. The (more)

Launching into SPACE

The limited release of a pasture management technique that utilises satellite technology is available to some Mid Canterbury (more)


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Good following for run/walk series

Walk or run off your holiday indulgences in the Ashburton Run and Walk series beginning January 9. The popular series will be held on (more)

MSA claims Milsom Cup

Sunday saw bowlers hit the greens at the Ashburton Bowling Club for a special tournament on the local bowling calendar. Twelve teams (more)

Skis to stay at home

There are still pockets of snow on Mt Hutt, but not enough to allow the ski area to open on Christmas Eve. Mt Hutt Ski Area manager James (more)


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Launching into SPACE

The limited release of a pasture management technique that utilises satellite technology is available to some Mid Canterbury (more)

Keep track of your animals

Let’s be frank – NAIT is not working as well as it should, and the blame lies with farmers. Yes, the National Animal Identification (more)

Whytes claim trophy antlers

Mid Canterbury’s Whyte Farming Company was one of the big winners at last week’s 2017 National Velvet and Trophy Antler Competition in (more)


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Squeeze on school budgets

Mid Canterbury schools are among those having to slash teacher aide hours at the expense of students. A national New Zealand Educational (more)

NCEA to be reviewed

Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review (more)

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Four hours could change a child’s life

If you have a few spare hours in your week you could make a huge difference in the life of a child who is struggling to acquire literacy (more)


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A time for good deeds

It is terribly cliché, but there really is no better gift to give at this time of the year than the gift of giving. No matter where (more)

Letters to the Editor, December 19 2017

Strategic plan I was interested to read comments from Neil Brown re: the Strategic planning for Ashburton. I agree that the labour (more)

Keep track of your animals

Let’s be frank – NAIT is not working as well as it should, and the blame lies with farmers. Yes, the National Animal Identification (more)


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Festive fun at Methven

Fun, families and fine weather combined to produce a fantastic Methven Christmas Party yesterday afternoon. Organising committee member (more)

Twenty-six stories later …

It wasn’t yesterday but it feels like it was only a few days before that. I’m sure it was. Well at least that’s how it seems, (more)

A way to keep the dust at bay

Who isn’t loving summer right now?! Weeeeeeee! Long days, sunshine in abundance, barbecues and everything else that goes with the holiday (more)


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The Great War memorial

The highly respected Robert Galbraith was Ashburton mayor from 1915-1931. It was his misfortune to be the sitting mayor during and after The (more)

Overbridge turns 100

People walking over Ashburton’s railway overbridge might notice a new blue plaque was unveiled last Friday to commemorate that (more)

Maladies and treatments

Last week’s heritage page focused on the establishment of Ashburton’s first hospital, and the other smaller nursing homes and private (more)


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Don’t be on your own at Christmas

For many Mid Cantabrians, a classic Christmas Day means sitting down with family or friends and tucking into a tasty, home-cooked meal. But (more)

Lion’s raffle to benefit toy library

When the Lions Club offered up their 15th unique playhouse raffle, a receptive Ashburton audience snapped up around 3000 raffle tickets in (more)

Big year planned for Ashburton’s @193 Youth Hub

Ashburton’s youth hub is going from strength to strength, with a new name and some new faces at the helm. Now named @193 Youth, the hub (more)


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Stellar career at an end

As he  farewells a 45-year career in education, Resource Teacher for Learning and Behaviour John Harper says he takes his hat off to our (more)

Trainer meets an old mate

A chance encounter led Laurence Hanrahan to run into an old friend of his recently after having not seen him for more than 20 years. Matt (more)

Whirlwind first two months for MP Jo Luxton

Mid Canterbury’s Jo Luxton grew up quickly when at the age of 13 her family went through a traumatic separation due to illness. It was just (more)

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