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Lessons from Kaikoura

Scientists are still gaining rich lessons from the Kaikōura Earthquake, two years after the 7.8 jolt (more)

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Bridges checked after flooding

Road and rail bridges in Mid Canterbury have been inspected for (more)

Drink driving campaign to kick off

Drink driving is always a bad choice. That’s something (more)

Mid Canterbury’s Cup Day chances

We take a look at Mid Canterbury owned, trained and or driven runners (more)

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Ricky’s the King of the Cup

When you’re one of the biggest names in harness racing on the eve of the biggest day of the year, what do you do to escape it all? If (more)

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Mid Canterbury’s Cup Day chances

We take a look at Mid Canterbury owned, trained and or driven runners throughout the 12-race card today at Addington for New Zealand Trotting (more)

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Partnership paves way to victory

Des Kruger and James Southby produced Mid Canterbury’s highest ever third wicket partnership against Canterbury Country to help their side to (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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DIRA review tackling dairy impediments

Tweaks and amendments to World Rugby Laws seem to happen every other year, and engender intense debate here. Rightly so, as the game is a (more)

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Huge storage lake to benefit BCI farmer shareholders

The Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Scheme has finished building its new storage pond near Methven and the scheme’s farmer shareholders are (more)

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Altrusa literary drive to help schools

Two schools in the Ashburton District are to benefit from more resources aimed at improving their pupils’ literacy. The service club (more)

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Decision on Ashburton College rebuild early 2019

The rebuild of Ashburton College’s elderly classrooms has been on the drawing board for several years and the project’s future is now in (more)

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Jumping to fitness – and a title

For 18 years JUMP JAM has seen thousands of Kiwi kids dancing their way to fitness, and this year, students at Mt Somers Springburn School (more)

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Finding the winner of Addington’s big extravaganza

As a young fella growing up, winning a New Zealand Trotting Cup was all I ever wanted to do. Most of my mates dreamed about driving fire (more)

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Letters to the Editor, November 13 2018

State Highway 1 Re: Michael Hanrahan’s letter; I certainly hope I’ll be voting in next year’s local body elections, but since its (more)

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A tragedy of generations

One hundred years ago yesterday World War One was, at last, over. It killed about 18,000 New Zealanders and more than 60,000 Australians, (more)