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Injury cuts game short

What was set to be the highlight match of the restarting Mid Canterbury Netball Premier competition ended (more)

It’s one day at a time

  Cancer is no respecter of age, gender or wealth. It (more)

Cars crash in Rakaia

Emergency services swarmed to Rakaia on Friday afternoon after (more)

Pitfalls of farm succession

Current attitudes towards farm succession have the potential to (more)

Cars crash in Rakaia

Emergency services swarmed to Rakaia on Friday afternoon after two cars collided on the main street. The incident occurred shortly after (more)

Injury cuts game short

What was set to be the highlight match of the restarting Mid Canterbury Netball Premier competition ended on an unfortunate note on Thursday (more)

Pitfalls of farm succession

Current attitudes towards farm succession have the potential to spell the end of the traditional New Zealand family farm. That was one of (more)


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Injury cuts game short

What was set to be the highlight match of the restarting Mid Canterbury Netball Premier competition ended on an unfortunate note on Thursday (more)

Harry up for big match

A big weekend of rugby looms for former Ashburton College First XV captain Harry Ferguson. The lively flanker is hoping to take the field (more)

Does performance have a price?

Have you ever been afraid to do something because you know it could be a lot worse than you expect? I can’t help but feel the powers (more)


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Pitfalls of farm succession

Current attitudes towards farm succession have the potential to spell the end of the traditional New Zealand family farm. That was one of (more)

Farmer fined for cruelty

A Rotorua farm manager has been convicted and fined $3500 after admitting he used a four-wheel drive to hit dairy cows. Te Kauwhata farm (more)

Water quality a balancing act

Improving the water quality in Canterbury’s rivers and streams was a delicate balancing act and no matter what choices were made not (more)


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Students top debaters

Crafty arguments, witty one-liners and epic debating “smack downs” were flying across the Ashburton College auditorium stage on (more)

Boil water notice not getting to all

When a precautionary boil water notice went out to Methven on Friday night, the Ashburton District Council launched into action and directly (more)

Wanted: Male preschool teachers

Lobbying organisations want the number of male early childhood teachers to increase and Ashburton’s two male preschool teachers are on board (more)


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Praying for our leaders

Have you seen the billboards being erected by various candidates in this year’s general elections? The 2017 general election has been (more)

Of toothpaste and terrorists

Right, let’s start with a nice gentle intro. Sue Newman, your opinion on taking advantage of cheap airfares being justifiable for (more)

Lessons learned

A council that can learn from their mistakes and produce far better results, is a good council. It takes a fair bit for someone to take (more)


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Vintage yarns

Two weeks ago our column about Les Nell and his family which was itself the result of one story, well actually more than one, leading to (more)

Deciphering certificates

Since the 1840s New Zealand’s land transfer and title records have been paper or parchment based. It was not until 2002 that records of (more)

Sign language a great gift

  Carol Smith is the third star in our short series about hard of hearing individuals overcoming hurdles within the Ashburton (more)


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Museum discoveries in Croatia

I believe that one should take any opportunity that comes your way, so when I was invited to go to the Czech Republic and Slovakia for a (more)

The town that never was

In 1883 it was to be a town of the future but today Diamond Town at Mt Alford is simply a forestry block, the owners of its 161 sections (more)

From Gaslight to Middle Age Spread

There is never nothing to do in a museum. Much of my time is spent answering enquiries or working with new collection material as it (more)


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Boil water notice not getting to all

When a precautionary boil water notice went out to Methven on Friday night, the Ashburton District Council launched into action and directly (more)

Dancers star at Highland championships

Ashburton continued its strong association with the world of Highland Dancing with outstanding results at the New Zealand Highland and (more)

Smiles 4 Miles to be held in August

20Thanks to Ryal Bush Transport Ashburton, August 19 should hopefully be a happy day for those living with daily challenges. The company are (more)


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