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Migrants fill desperate need

An Ashburton business owner is calling on the government to think carefully before it changes the rules (more)

Home final for Southern

After flooding cancelled all but one game of rugby in Mid (more)

Swimmers in the medals

Mid Canterbury’s star swimming team have been back amongst the (more)

Salmon release delayed

Sixty-thousand salmon smolt will have to wait at least another (more)

Conscience vote on social housing

Councillors will be asked this week to cast a conscience vote on whether or not the Ashburton District Council should become a provider of (more)

Deafness no barrier

When deaf and mute Maara Tuare discovered rugby, he discovered far more than just a sport. He discovered a passion and a powerful new talent (more)

Sensible speeds around schools

Motorists may have had a temporary reprieve from slippery road conditions around Ashburton, but are being urged by police to stick to sensible (more)


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Deafness no barrier

When deaf and mute Maara Tuare discovered rugby, he discovered far more than just a sport. He discovered a passion and a powerful new talent (more)

Home final for Southern

After flooding cancelled all but one game of rugby in Mid Canterbury last weekend, all the games have now been re-scheduled for this (more)

Swimmers in the medals

Mid Canterbury’s star swimming team have been back amongst the medals again, this time at the Canterbury West Coast Short Course (more)


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Expansion for Carrfields

Carrfields Livestock has grown to a national heavyweight player in its sector following the purchase of Farmlands’ livestock business this (more)

‘We don’t need more rain’

Already saturated ground has farmers looking nervously towards the end of the week, with predictions more bad weather is on the (more)

Top Australian award

The progeny of an award-winning Mid Canterbury ram has claimed the top award at Australia’s most prestigious sheep show. Elizabeth and (more)


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Syrian refugees to benefit

World Vision met with students at Ashburton College yesterday to receive a donation, raised by the students as part of the annual 40 Hour (more)

Voluntary school donations to go

Labour have unveiled a $70 million plan to end voluntary school donations – and many Ashburton schools would end up on the receiving end of (more)

College music suite flooded

School was out on Friday, but floodwaters were in, washing through the Ashburton College music suite, ruining carpets and wall (more)


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Watch for those littlies!

Disaster can strike at any time and in any place, especially when motor vehicles and children are involved. And here is a personal (more)

An exciting new opportunity

Next week, we will begin receiving our new wheelie bins, as we count down to the start of the new kerbside collection service on September (more)

Here we go again

It looks like it’s going to be another case of brace yourself for more bad weather this week, yet again. Even though the socks are (more)


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Deciphering certificates

Since the 1840s New Zealand’s land transfer and title records have been paper or parchment based. It was not until 2002 that records of (more)

Sign language a great gift

  Carol Smith is the third star in our short series about hard of hearing individuals overcoming hurdles within the Ashburton (more)

Sportchic personified

If you think a Q, (read SUV) model, from Audi is out of your reach I suggest this Q2 I will make you think again! For a start it looks (more)


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Museum discoveries in Croatia

I believe that one should take any opportunity that comes your way, so when I was invited to go to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for a (more)

The town that never was

In 1883 it was to be a town of the future but today Diamond Town at Mt Alford is simply a forestry block, the owners of its 161 sections (more)

From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new collection material as it (more)


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Dancers star at Highland championships

Ashburton continued its strong association with the world of Highland Dancing with outstanding results at the New Zealand Highland and (more)

Smiles 4 Miles to be held in August

20Thanks to Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton, August 19 should hopefully be a happy day for those living with daily challenges. The company are (more)

Alpine species risk

A new International Nature Climate Change report has warned of the rapid extinction of alpine species as temperatures rise across the (more)


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