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Channelling the suffragettes

Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel was channelling her inner suffragette when she voted early yesterday in the (more)

Court follows crime spree

Several youth offenders responsible for a crime spree in Ashburton (more)

Aiming for the top

Despite only picking up a rugby ball seriously two years ago, (more)

Tourney ‘huge experience’

After making a dream start to the Jock Hobbs Under-19 Memorial (more)

An adventure for the audience

Young performers at Methven Primary School are ready to take audiences for a wild adventure on board Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School (more)

Convicted of assaulting son

A woman convicted of assaulting her teenage son was sentenced to six months’ supervision and ordered to compete a parenting course when she (more)

Kart theft shocks family

A family on Glassworks Road were devastated to discover the loss of their beloved grass karts yesterday. Thieves broke into the Muir (more)


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Aiming for the top

Despite only picking up a rugby ball seriously two years ago, Melanie Puckett is now lighting it up on the wings for the Canterbury (more)

Tourney ‘huge experience’

After making a dream start to the Jock Hobbs Under-19 Memorial tournament, Mid Canterbury rugby player Tomas Hanham-Carter had his tournament (more)

Final shot at silverware

After a long season battling on the courts, the Ashburton College Boys’ Senior Basketball side have one last shot at silverware this (more)


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Ruapuna pipe opened

Environment Minister Nick Smith did the honours for MHV Water yesterday morning, cutting the ribbon to officially open the 18.5km of new (more)

‘It’ll wreck the place’

If a Labour-led government is elected this weekend the negative effect on New Zealand will be immense, a long-serving and successful Mid (more)

New tax grab ‘farmageddon’

Over the past six months the sheep meat industry has seen a lift in lamb and mutton prices to such an extent that lamb is currently selling (more)


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An adventure for the audience

Young performers at Methven Primary School are ready to take audiences for a wild adventure on board Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School (more)

‘Which sock holds the most heat?’

Creative questions and hours of experimentation have paid off for a group of Hinds School students who swept up awards galore last week at (more)

Podium for Code Crackers

A group of students from Ashburton proved their technological talent in the New Zealand National Robocup last weekend. Ashburton (more)


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Sitting on the fence

I’ve found myself in a bit of a pickle in the lead up to this week’s election. I’m a clear-cut sort of bloke, usually. A spade (more)

A new prime minister?

The noose is tightening round the National neck. The crews on the Good Ship of State seem ready to change. After this Saturday, it looks (more)

A major blow for Ashburton

We don’t have many events here in Ashburton where a really large portion of the community are able to get together. So, the news out (more)


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Balls, Bullets & Boots

The team at Ashburton Museum have been busy installing a new exhibition. This is something special for us as it has come all the way to (more)

Holden meets the market

Some say the increasingly popular SUVs are the Swiss army knives of personal transport. For depending on how they’re set up, they can (more)

Life’s about food, family for Nadia

In 2011 Nadia Lim was a dietician who dreamed of publishing her own recipe book; today she’s a household name. Lim’s life changed (more)


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Fire museum’s funding request denied

Seven Ashburton District councillors and mayor Donna Favel have thumbed their noses at the keepers of Ashburton’s fire history. Last (more)

Last dance at the Radiant Hall

The 1960s was a decade of change and young people were rewriting the rules. Dance was a prime example. No longer was dance formal, (more)

Music, art and war

The many musical programmes in the Ashburton Museum’s archive would originally have been kept as a reminder of a concert attended, or perhaps (more)


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Chefs to launch books

Two Kiwi celebrity chefs are Ashburton-bound for book launch celebrations within the next month. Culinary enthusiasts can rub elbows with (more)

Cantabrians hikoi against poverty

Eleven hardy Cantabrians set off from Ashburton yesterday with spirits high and signs raised, on the first leg of a 90km march against (more)

Staveley Bush Presbyterian Camp placed under covenant

Staveley Presbyterian Bush Camp celebrated a major pledge to protecting Ashburton’s biodiversity on Wednesday. The camp is partnering (more)


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