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Dairy robbed at gunpoint

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the Ashburton Discount Dairy last night. The offenders (more)

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Murder victim ‘lit up room’

The name of a woman killed in Merivale has been released. Nicole (more)

Suzi’s a real charmer

Among the latest Swift range (they’re the best selling privately (more)

Young firies on duty

Dozens of local children lived out their firefighting dreams (more)

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Quality across the board

The nominations are in and next month a wave of Mid Canterbury sporting stars will be recognised at the annual Mid Canterbury Sports (more)

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A thank you to the legends

Mid Canterbury harness racing legends from today and from yesteryears will come together at tomorrow’s Ashburton Trotting Club meeting at (more)

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Cup final rematch looms

A repeat of last year’s Watters Cup sits waiting on Saturday, but Rakaia have an unfamiliar feeling to shake off first. Last season’s (more)

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MP on fact-finder

Former commerce committee chairwoman and current member of the economic development, science and innovation select committee Melissa Lee was (more)

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Hinds farmers targeted

A new information campaign focused on land use consents is targeting farmers in the Hinds area. Every farm in the Hinds/Hekeao area that (more)

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Cautious confidence in farm sales

There’s cautious optimism in the rural real estate market, although some factors are still causing headwinds, according to the latest (more)

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Female principals rule

Female school principals now outnumber males in the same role in New Zealand, but Ashburton still has work to do to tip the scales. The (more)

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Wrecking ball imminent?

The future is uncertain for one of the oldest school buildings in the district, after an unfortunate discovery by builders. An original, (more)

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Volunteers boost literacy

What started out four years ago as a small project involving four Ashburton schools, has grown to become a learning programme that has (more)

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From the Complaints Desk

Eric Murray shouldn’t be drinking beer and Richie McCaw shouldn’t be letting his wife beat him a running race. That’s the (more)

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Moments that raise the eyebrows

Some weeks it seems like you are constantly raising your eyebrows and saying “oh really, I didn’t know that” and other weeks it feels (more)

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Letters to the Editor, April 27, 2018

Local news and views The Anzac Day edition of the Ashburton Guardian informs us Stuff plans to close at least 10 community newspapers it (more)