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Winz killer appeals conviction

The killer jailed for the Ashburton Work and Income double-slaying will argue against his conviction and (more)

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Low Flying

Scorching temperatures were converted to scorching times on the (more)

Protected tree lost as motel plans approved

The Ashburton District Council has granted resource consent for a (more)

Truckies against drink driving

Local trucking companies have taken on the challenge of helping (more)

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Low Flying

Scorching temperatures were converted to scorching times on the racetrack yesterday at the Ashburton Racecourse. More than 70 horses took (more)

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Team does coach proud

Members of the Ashburton Swim Team made sure their names were well known by the end of the Canterbury West Coast long course championships (more)

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Champs don’t win forever

Like most of the world at the moment, I’ve been glued to the television set recently watching the Australian Open. Tennis is a great (more)

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Busting crop-residue burning myths

Most residents will be familiar with the tone of the Ashburton town fire alarm and the race of volunteers to get to the fire station to (more)

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Research farm to be sold off

Mid Canterbury’s Winchmore Research Station is being sold by crown institute AgResearch after 72 years of providing grazing and arable (more)

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Protection laws ‘inadequate’

Plant breeders want stronger legislation to enforce royalty payments for arable and other crops. They want royalties paid on any (more)

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School model doing students no favours

Isn't it time for some tough questions about the high school model? Joanna Mathers investigates.   Bells, uniforms, bullying, (more)

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Pre-schoolers check out new home

When the Easter bunny arrives, the youngsters at Tinwald’s Tiddlywinks pre-school will be in a new, purpose-built home. And like staff (more)

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The wait for results all over

With a mixture of anticipation, hope and dread, Mid Canterbury secondary school students flocked online yesterday. They had more to worry (more)

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Strong economic position is a good place to be

Pristine scenery, close proximity to major centres, excellent facilities, and a welcoming and connected community. These are just some of (more)

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Letter to the Editor, Jan 23

Overseer and ECan With the release of three independent reports, all saying categorically that Overseer is NOT suitable for a regulatory (more)

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The 10-year challenge – look forward

The 10-year challenge is gripping the social media world at the moment, a challenge  in which users are sharing images of themselves 10 (more)