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Maadi Cup time again

A lot can change in 12 months and the Ashburton College rowing team, who are bound for Lake Karapiro this (more)

Club rugby results

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Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Rugby Competition Division 1 - (more)

Building escapes demolition

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The historic West Street grain store known as the Cates Building, (more)

Leadleys on a winner

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A small place bet on a horse at a low-key country meeting in the (more)

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Coastal Challenge ‘best yet’

The ATS Longbeach Coastal Challenge committee celebrated its tenth anniversary of the event with their largest contribution to the (more)

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Building escapes demolition

The historic West Street grain store known as the Cates Building, may have been spared what appear to be a definite date with a wrecking (more)

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Maadi Cup time again

A lot can change in 12 months and the Ashburton College rowing team, who are bound for Lake Karapiro this weekend, is about to find that out (more)


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Club rugby results

Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Rugby Competition Division 1 - Section 1 Friday March 24 Darfield 32 Saracens 12 Saturday March (more)

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Leadleys on a winner

A small place bet on a horse at a low-key country meeting in the North Island led Ashburton owners, Stuart and Liz Leadley, to buying boom (more)

100416-TM_0051 Maadi Cup Veronica Wallfsaetuer

Maadi Cup time again

A lot can change in 12 months and the Ashburton College rowing team, who are bound for Lake Karapiro this weekend, is about to find that out (more)


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Through to the nationals

The decisions of an adventure tourism guide and a secondary school teacher to opt out of their professions to become farmers paid off on (more)

Frenchman Anthony Degouy.

Frenchman yearns for Kiwi life

Frenchman Anthony Degouy secured himself a prime position at the ATS In-store Days in 2015 and landed a job on a Mid Canterbury dairy farm. (more)

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When Twitter spats go wild

By Craig Hickman, Elbow Deep @dairymanNZ One of the greatest gifts the internet has given us is the ability to tell complete strangers (more)


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Coastal Challenge ‘best yet’

The ATS Longbeach Coastal Challenge committee celebrated its tenth anniversary of the event with their largest contribution to the (more)

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Beach gets a helping hand

Students at Wakanui School have been doing their part to help with the restoration of Wakanui Beach. Teacher Amanda Ferguson is part of (more)

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New-entrants teacher farewelled

Allenton School farewelled long-serving teacher Marie Batty in a special assembly yesterday morning. Students from the junior school, (more)


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It costs nothing …

If you’re wanting some inspirational reading in today’s Guardian, check out Ken Smith’s column on page 25. It’s a brave piece of (more)

Steve Devereux

The game that wasn’t

Sanity prevails, at last, and oddly enough it’s mostly down to the Irish. We’re talking rugby of course, and the decision from the (more)

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Losing ill-gotten gains

So some sub-human thinks it’s unfair that the house and contents that he has acquired while living a life of crime, is going to be taken (more)


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Adverts from a bygone era

It’s often fascinating to look back at editorial styles from earlier years. A late 1920s advertisement announcing Carter’s Motors move to (more)

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The Carter connection

On February 10 it was neat being able to refer to Tony Haycock’s Over Steering column in Classic Driver magazine. Reflecting on his (more)

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Binders get it together

International, nicknamed Binders, truck owners shared their passion for the vehicles at the Binders (Down Under) NZ gathering in Rakaia on (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)

Richard Yee (left) and Young King (Yep’s father) in a 1957 parade re-enacting the days when King Bros delivered produce by horse and cart.

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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Skatepark fundraisers ramped up in Methven

Kidzmethven members are getting back to fundraising for their proposed skatepark project, buoyed by new enthusiasm within the (more)

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No sheep riding at A&P show

There will be no sheep riding at the Methven A&P Show this year, following tightening up of animal welfare regulations. The event for (more)

Once upon a Time Project organisers Kirsty McGlynn (left) and Louise Duke with some of the donated dresses that will give local girls the opportunity to feel like Cinderella at this year’s formal.
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Making ball dreams come true

A mission to make school ball dreams come true is gaining momentum in Ashburton. The Once upon a Time Project has been launched by Kirsty (more)


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Answer to housing woes

  Could Ashburton’s population swell on the back of young Auckland couples willing to relocate and find new jobs so they can (more)

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Making the world greener

Inspired by her children, local businesswoman, Megan Watene, is working towards the goal of making the world a cleaner, greener place from her (more)

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Our precious shorebirds

The Ashburton River is one of the most important braided rivers in Canterbury due to the nationally significant populations of birdlife it (more)

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