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Rental market in tenants’ favour

Ashburton’s rental market has turned on its head, with letting agents saying tenants are now spoiled (more)

Wind blows away ski plans

Gonzalo Herrera and Malu Canales, from Chile, were planning to celebrate their anniversary with a weekend skiing at Mt Hutt, but the windy weather put paid to their plans. 
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Mt Hutt skifield was hoping to open today after a weekend of (more)

Pokemon Go crossing boundaries

Ashburton Pokemon hunters joined forces in the Ashburton Domain (more)

Stratfords dominate courts

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Auckland A-grader Craig Stratford returned to the club on (more)

Alan Paterson with his fully restored 1983 Toyota Celica XX 2.8GT which he was reunited with nine years after he sold it.

Classic Days in Classic Cars – 1983 Toyota Celica XX

A thank you present for dad turned out to be more sentimental for Alan Paterson than he realised when the car he sold 13 years prior was (more)

EA Networks Centre booking co-ordinator Sarah Paton with some of the thousands of pieces that will make up the new banks of concertina seating that will provide up to 1000 spectator seats. Photo Amanda Konyn

New seating increases capacity

There’s a giant jigsaw puzzle sitting on the floor in the EA Networks Centre stadium; it comes with a $300,000 price tag and is capable of (more)

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Quizco to raise money for Children’s Day

Organisers of the annual Mid Canterbury Children’s Day are holding a quizco to raise funds for the event. Organiser Lorayne Oakley said (more)


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EA Networks Centre booking co-ordinator Sarah Paton with some of the thousands of pieces that will make up the new banks of concertina seating that will provide up to 1000 spectator seats. Photo Amanda Konyn

New seating increases capacity

There’s a giant jigsaw puzzle sitting on the floor in the EA Networks Centre stadium; it comes with a $300,000 price tag and is capable of (more)

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Rakaia march into final

The Watters Cup has called the Rakaia trophy cabinet home for the last three seasons, and it won’t be on the move just yet after the (more)

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Stratfords dominate courts

Auckland A-grader Craig Stratford returned to the club on Saturday night where his stellar career all began to claim the major honours in (more)


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Velvetleaf talks heated

Heated words were exchanged at a velvetleaf awareness meeting held in Tinwald yesterday as angry farmers and industry representatives took (more)

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Quarterly tractor sales buoyant

While the dairy downturn has impacted on farmer spending tractor and machinery sales remain relatively buoyant in Mid Canterbury. Mark (more)

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Creating awareness about velevetleaf

A velvetleaf awareness meeting will be held at the Tinwald War Memorial Hall this morning (Thursday, July 21). Staged by the Ministry of (more)


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Phoenix Chorus is Off to Oz!

Just four months ago, Jo Castelow (Musical Director of Ashburton College’s senior choir – Phoenix Chorus) presented choir members with a (more)

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Students call Mid Canterbury ‘home’

Less than 24 hours into their New Zealand experience a group of 55 students who will spend the next two months studying in the Canterbury (more)

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Colleges welcome Korean students

Ashburton and Mount Hutt colleges will be hosting students from Korea next term as part of the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and (more)


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Unsung heroes

When the fire siren sounds we take it for granted that within a few minutes, fully crewed fire engines will be rolling out of Ashburton Fire (more)

Amy Adams

Literacy skills essential

Sometimes I hear people of my generation and older fretting about whether Kiwis today have the basic competencies in reading, writing and (more)

Sue Newman

Welcome, Ashburton needs you

Help, Ashburton needs more businesses. Our main street is starting to look a little sad. Yes, we still have plenty of great places to (more)


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Demand for longer wools strengthens at SI auction

Demand for longer wools strengthened at last week’s South lsland auction. New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s CEO John (more)

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ECan to crack down on winter burning

Environment Canterbury is poised to crack down on winter burning in designated clean air zones, regardless of district council (more)

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Villas prove to be prime property

Villas are flying out the door at Lochlea Lifestyle resort in Ashburton. Resort Manager Tony Sands said stage two of building has begun (more)


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New Zealand’s Tour de France

As we head into the gripping last week of the Tour de France, that most famous cycle race of all, it’s timely to recall an early classic (more)

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A missionary caravan

At Ashburton Museum we are always receiving new objects and archival material into the collection. When images are donated we scan these (more)

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Kia kaha Hine Paaka

Kia ora koutou katoa. This week it’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, Māori Language Week. So it seems perfect timing to explore the history of (more)


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Jack’s a world champion

Ashburton teen Jack Bubb is one step closer to achieving a lifelong dream. Jack, 15, won a scholarship to the New York Film Academy after (more)

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Mayor leads the way in nominations

Ashburton’s mayor Angus McKay is leading from the front in the run up to this year’s local body election, with his nomination the first (more)

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Flipping & tumbling through the holidays

Ashburton kids have been keeping active by learning a bit of gymnastics these holidays. Flips and Tumbles’ holiday programme classes (more)


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