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Mac humbled by patron’s role

Fifty-eight years of unflinching commitment to the Ashburton Variety Theatre have paid off for Alan “Mac” (more)

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Celtic in Watters Cup final

Celtic is into the Watters Cup final after scoring a (more)

Mac humbled by patron’s role

Fifty-eight years of unflinching commitment to the Ashburton Variety (more)

The Cat in the Hat’s in the house!

One of the most popular children’s books in history will come (more)

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Celtic in Watters Cup final

Celtic is into the Watters Cup final after scoring a comprehensive 36-14 win at Methven. Celtic led 19-zip at halftime, but had to turn (more)

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Taylah takes national gold

Ashburton 14-year-old Taylah Burrowes has claimed her first gold medal at the national karate championships. The win in the 14/15 year (more)

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Tim’s aim to grow the game

Tim McVie was only about 13 when he started playing squash. It is a sport that has given him so much and a sport that he loves – and (more)

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Can irrigation pay its way?

    As new irrigation schemes are established and others like Central Plains Water expand, a growing number of farmers are (more)

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Speed shearing draws the crowds

Moccasins were the footwear of choice and “go, go shear the bugger” the chant at the Tinwald Tavern and Brown Pub at the (more)

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Growing NZ arable brand

The past month has been a whirlwind of activity for me. I was elected to lead the Federated Farmers Arable Industry Group at its AGM in (more)

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‘Everyone knows where it is’

Mount Hutt College dropped the word Methven from its title some years ago, however, no-one seems to recall when. Board chairperson James (more)

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AYC looking for more new members

Wafting music and the smell of freshly cooked sausages heralded  the arrival of the Ashburton Youth Council on East Street (more)

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Jump Jammers in the medals

A boogying bunch from Mount Somers Springburn School have swept up an impressive collection of awards at the Christchurch Strictly Jump Jam (more)

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Trump tramples his way through Europe

Even now, though well within our established expectations, the performance of the Leader of the Free World during his recent shambolic (more)

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A big week ahead at council table

With a view to the future, next week will be a big week around the Ashburton District Council. Monday’s gathering to ponder submissions (more)

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Letters to the Editor, July 20

Dangerous Tackles The Super Rugby quarter-finals are approaching rapidly, and we are all anxious that those already possible doubtful (more)