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Fourth arrest in Christchurch bar drug case

A fourth person has been arrested in a police probe into alleged drugging and sexual assaults of female (more)

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Methven golfers beat the storms

Playing a shot as light rain fell on Saturday morning at the (more)

Family ‘absolutely devastated’

The family of a teenager swept off rocks at Papanui Point are (more)

Blind Foundation big winner on the day

Waireka Croquet Club member John King makes a play during the (more)

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Methven golfers beat the storms

Playing a shot as light rain fell on Saturday morning at the Methven Golf Club’s two-day multi-sponsored tournament was Sharon (more)

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Blind Foundation big winner on the day

Waireka Croquet Club member John King makes a play during the annual Canstaff Blind Tournament at the Waireka club yesterday. A field of (more)

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Putting your best foot forward

Methven’s Heidi Cuttle makes her way around the arena on Melisanda Seven Eleven during the Ashburton Dressage Group’s two-day regional (more)

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Third place icing on the cake

Darfield limousin breeder Warrick James had a birthday to remember after the family’s cow and calf placed third in the competition to find (more)

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Good genes pay off

No one can accuse suffolk breeders Norman and Margaret Carr of standing still. The Mayfield couple like to tweak the breeding and (more)

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Young farmers vie for top title

A deer farmer is among a group of eight food producers vying to be named the next Aorangi Young Farmer of the Year. Ezekiel Turner, 26, (more)

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Year 12 students growing part of workforce

Ashburton College’s Year 12 student numbers might be dropping, but they’re dropping for all the right reasons, says principal Ross (more)

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Kohanga making a difference

One year down the track, Ashburton College principal Ross Preece is hailing the school’s innovative Kohanga programme for Year 9 and 10 (more)

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Teachers strike and march

If Ashburton’s primary school teachers want to improve learning opportunities for all students, they need to be prepared for a long and (more)

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Speaking out against violence

A couple of months ago, as New Zealand was celebrating 125 years since women gained the right to vote, I wrote in these pages of the work we (more)

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Support Toot for Tucker

Bravo the good women of the Ashburton County Lions Club and their annual Toot for Tucker food drive. Bravo too, the ordinary people of Mid (more)

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Strike ‘unnecessary’

Schools are part of the problem and the teachers’ strike this week was unnecessary. When you hear that teachers are facing difficult (more)