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Magic move for Kate

Excited Ashburton netballer Kate Lloyd is packing her bags for Hamilton this week for a season with the (more)

The need for burning

As most New Zealanders relaxed in the sunshine over the festive (more)

Red clover pest widespread

A red clover pest first formally identified in New Zealand just (more)

Double fatality in fire

Two people are dead following a house fire in South Dunedin early (more)

Magic move for Kate

Excited Ashburton netballer Kate Lloyd is packing her bags for Hamilton this week for a season with the Western Bay of Plenty Magic. Lloyd, (more)

The need for burning

As most New Zealanders relaxed in the sunshine over the festive break, all arable farmers had one eye on summer crops and the other on the (more)

Red clover pest widespread

A red clover pest first formally identified in New Zealand just 15 months ago, has now been found right across New Zealand, including Mid (more)


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Magic move for Kate

Excited Ashburton netballer Kate Lloyd is packing her bags for Hamilton this week for a season with the Western Bay of Plenty Magic. Lloyd, (more)

Youngsters hit top form

Mid Canterbury Cricket is celebrating a rare tournament win at a regional age-group event. The Year 7 rep team was unbeaten over their (more)

Closing day on the fairways

Mark Banks keeps his eye on the ball as he hits off the tee at the Tinwald Golf Club on Saturday. It was the club’s summer closing day (more)


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The need for burning

As most New Zealanders relaxed in the sunshine over the festive break, all arable farmers had one eye on summer crops and the other on the (more)

Red clover pest widespread

A red clover pest first formally identified in New Zealand just 15 months ago, has now been found right across New Zealand, including Mid (more)

M. bovis on another farm

A second farm in the Ashburton district has tested positive for mycoplasma bovis. Ministry for Primary Industries incident controller David (more)


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NCEA pass results pleasing

Ashburton College’s efforts supporting “at risk” level 1 students, and encouraging senior students to return to school for NCEA level (more)

Winterbourn calls it a day

He’s one of the district’s longest serving and popular principals, and he knows education from the inside out. But after an (more)

Classroom block taking shape

A refurbished classroom block at Ashburton Borough School is quickly taking shape. While students have been away, new “remodeled” (more)


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Trying to see past frustration

Reaction to the suspicious fire at the former Winchmore Church on the Methven highway has been one of sadness and frustration. Although (more)

‘Waka-jumping’ bill bad for democracy

I hope that 2018 has started well for you. I am sure many of you have appreciated the absence of politicians on our radios and TV screens (more)

The unsung heroes

Sit through three days of discussions on how, when and why the Ashburton District Council intends to spend ratepayers’ money and you have (more)


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‘I’ve gained 100 extra mothers’

To be five years out of Mount Hutt College and running a gym is not something Sommer O’Shea ever expected. But nor did any of (more)

Ranger does it again

For the third year in a row, Ford’s Ranger was the overall best-selling new vehicle in NZ. And of course was also the the best-selling (more)

Marae hosts holiday programme

The 2018 YMCA Breakaway Holiday Programme set up at Hakatere Marae yesterday. Temperatures climbing upwards of 20 degrees mid-morning (more)


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Caravans the answer

When people think of summer, a multitude of images and memories may spring to mind, such as holidays in the country, barbecues, playing (more)

Slice of heaven

The hugely popular Balls, Bullets & Boots touring exhibition has been packed up and sent to its next venue. It tied together two (more)

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)


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Scouts take on back country

For a group of scouts, the new year meant an opportunity to see some of the Mid Canterbury back country at its best. Led by Don Geddes, (more)

Church sells to artist

A quaint piece of countryside history has sold to a Canterbury artist. Proceeds from the sale of the 106-year-old Winchmore Church, and (more)

Help our life-saving volunteers

Bunnings Warehouse Ashburton are inviting locals to wrap their chops around a classic Bunnings sausage for a good cause next (more)


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The highs and the lows

Few people deserve success in the trotting game more than Ashburton’s Alan Neumann, so there were plenty of pats on the back when he and (more)

Social media: what age?

  Social media companies are not permitted to sign up children under 13, yet preteens in New Zealand are flocking to Snapchat and (more)

An educational high

A Mid Canterbury woman who uses video conferencing to study was one of Ara Institute’s top students last year. Mother-of-two Megan (more)

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