Nature puts on a show

The Southern Lights put on an incredible show for South Island sky-gazers on Sunday night, including for (more)

Trophy haul for go karters

The Ashburton Go Kart Club brought home a haul of medals from the (more)

Gender-neutral uniforms

Schools are being urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms as part of (more)

Meat exports to Iran

New Zealand resumed meat exports to Iran in May, sending 60 tonnes of (more)

Trophy haul for go karters

The Ashburton Go Kart Club brought home a haul of medals from the New Zealand championships recently. Highlights included Andrew Green (more)

Nature puts on a show

The Southern Lights put on an incredible show for South Island sky-gazers on Sunday night, including for Mid Cantabrians. Those with an (more)

Kiwis heroes in dramatic crash

A Kiwi rescue paramedic dragged an unconscious and critically injured co-pilot from the cockpit of a crashed cargo plane after it slammed into a (more)


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Trophy haul for go karters

The Ashburton Go Kart Club brought home a haul of medals from the New Zealand championships recently. Highlights included Andrew Green (more)

Purdon remains unfazed

Mark Purdon wasn’t too worried, but the punters who have backed Heaven Rocks into short favouritism for Saturday Four-Year-Old Emerald (more)

Girls hit top gear

The girls did it quite easily, but the boys were up against it before they even took to the field in school rugby last week. With matches (more)


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Where are the soil scientists?

Farmers can feel reasonably satisfied with the spending Steven Joyce promised in his first Budget last week, but would rue there wasn’t (more)

Taking notice of the innovators

Craig Hickman, Elbow Deep @dairymanNZ Back in the good old days I’d go to discussion groups. We’d have a look at somebody else’s (more)

Leaving a lighter footprint

Linda Clarke, Senior Reporter Methven dairy farmers Jeremy Casey and Kim Solly say a long-running soil nutrient management project on (more)


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Gender-neutral uniforms

Schools are being urged to adopt gender-neutral uniforms as part of wider efforts to ensure children with diverse gender identities and (more)

After ball revitalised

The after ball returned to Methven on Friday night after it had to be canned at the 11th hour last year. About 140 Mount Hutt College senior (more)

Partying safe

After balls as they were known in Mid Canterbury came to a crashing halt last year with a letter sent to all Canterbury secondary school (more)


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Where are the soil scientists?

Farmers can feel reasonably satisfied with the spending Steven Joyce promised in his first Budget last week, but would rue there wasn’t (more)

Partying safe

After balls as they were known in Mid Canterbury came to a crashing halt last year with a letter sent to all Canterbury secondary school (more)

More money for medicine

Last Thursday, Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered the 2017 Budget, which detailed new and increased spending for infrastructure and (more)


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Stylish, yet sensible

The words style and sensible often don’t sit well together. Well with the C-HR, Toyota reckon they do. So let’s see! While Toyota (more)

Want to sleep in? Make it brunch

  Egg, mushroom and fetta croissant dish Butter 30g sliced mushrooms 12 mini croissants 3C baby spinach 150-200g fetta (more)

A whole heap of goodness from the kitchen

For Foodies with Kerri Lysaght This month’s recipes are indicative of what we are eating at home at the moment with the emphasis on adding (more)


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Such sweet nostalgia

Visitors to the museum lately will have noticed magnets and key rings in the shape of classic New Zealand lollies for sale at our front desk (more)

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)


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Huge career break for Kennedy-Clark

Liam Kennedy-Clark will take a massive leap forward in his career this weekend when he joins the band of country music icon, Lee (more)

Local girl guides take a stand against bullying

Te Matapuna Girl Guides are sending a clear message aimed at stamping out bullying in their community. Armed with hand-made placards, the (more)

Geddes presented with QSM medal

Ashburton man Kevin Geddes was presented with his QSM for services to agriculture and the community, by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at (more)


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