Payout to exceed $900m

Economists are predicting the Ashburton District’s dairy payout will exceed $900 million for the 2016-2017 (more)

Purdon remains unfazed

Mark Purdon wasn’t too worried, but the punters who have backed (more)

Girls hit top gear

The girls did it quite easily, but the boys were up against it (more)

Principals sign open letter

More than 500 school principals from throughout New Zealand have (more)

Payout to exceed $900m

Economists are predicting the Ashburton District’s dairy payout will exceed $900 million for the 2016-2017 season. The Infometrics (more)

$1500 raised for Ashburton RSA

People who turned out to support the Anzac Day Lest We Forget walk and run raised $1500 for the Ashburton RSA. Last week the event’s (more)

Schapelle Corby home

Schapelle Corby has avoided the media and left Brisbane Airport less than half an hour after her flight arrived from Bali early this (more)


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Purdon remains unfazed

Mark Purdon wasn’t too worried, but the punters who have backed Heaven Rocks into short favouritism for Saturday Four-Year-Old Emerald (more)

Girls hit top gear

The girls did it quite easily, but the boys were up against it before they even took to the field in school rugby last week. With matches (more)

Rakaia secures home semi

You wouldn’t have called it pretty, but Rakaia did the necessary to earn a home semi-final in the Combined Country Rugby competition (more)


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Payout to exceed $900m

Economists are predicting the Ashburton District’s dairy payout will exceed $900 million for the 2016-2017 season. The Infometrics (more)

Rural lives at risk

The lives of rural New Zealanders are at risk every day because of poor connectivity and inequitable health services, according to a rural (more)

Fonterra lifts forecast

News that Fonterra has lifted its farmgate forecast for the current year to $6.15 per kilogram of milksolids is welcome news to Mid Canterbury (more)


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Principals sign open letter

More than 500 school principals from throughout New Zealand have signed an open letter to the Government asking for the funding needed to pay (more)

School boundaries blurred

Social media is crossing the boundaries of life at school. Ashburton College principal Ross Preece and deputy principal Ron Cresswell talk to (more)

Working together for pupils

Mid Canterbury school leaders say the government’s developing Communities of Learning (COL) programme holds promise for the educational (more)


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More money for medicine

Last Thursday, Finance Minister Steven Joyce delivered the 2017 Budget, which detailed new and increased spending for infrastructure and (more)

A budget of wait and see

Budget day in the past was a big day for New Zealand. Details were kept tightly under wraps, nothing was leaked and the first Kiwis knew (more)

The Cathedral impasse

By the end of Budget day we may have been working out just how much better or worse off we would be. Did it turn out to be the (more)


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Stylish, yet sensible

The words style and sensible often don’t sit well together. Well with the C-HR, Toyota reckon they do. So let’s see! While Toyota (more)

Want to sleep in? Make it brunch

  Egg, mushroom and fetta croissant dish Butter 30g sliced mushrooms 12 mini croissants 3C baby spinach 150-200g fetta (more)

A whole heap of goodness from the kitchen

For Foodies with Kerri Lysaght This month’s recipes are indicative of what we are eating at home at the moment with the emphasis on adding (more)


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Such sweet nostalgia

Visitors to the museum lately will have noticed magnets and key rings in the shape of classic New Zealand lollies for sale at our front desk (more)

Finding our Chinese heritage

As we head into the Chinese New Year, Waitangi Weekend and the Multicultural Bite, it’s good timing to reflect on some of our newer – (more)

Heritage NZ renames footbridge

Heritage New Zealand has adjusted the name and extent of the Ashburton Railway Footbridge, in line with the demolition of the station (more)


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Huge career break for Kennedy-Clark

Liam Kennedy-Clark will take a massive leap forward in his career this weekend when he joins the band of country music icon, Lee (more)

Local girl guides take a stand against bullying

Te Matapuna Girl Guides are sending a clear message aimed at stamping out bullying in their community. Armed with hand-made placards, the (more)

Geddes presented with QSM medal

Ashburton man Kevin Geddes was presented with his QSM for services to agriculture and the community, by Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy at (more)


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