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Tough stance on second bridge

Ashburton’s district councillors have laid down a challenge to the New Zealand Transport Agency over (more)

Ardern announces pregnancy

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced she is pregnant with her (more)

Please – watch your children

Parents heading poolside with their young ones are being urged to (more)

Hot Ash in receivership

The receivers have been called into the Hotel Ashburton by the (more)

Please – watch your children

Parents heading poolside with their young ones are being urged to keep an eye on the water at all times. Following seven preventable (more)

Police scam warning

Canterbury Police are encouraging people to think twice before hitting the send button on private content. With dating sites and apps (more)

Hot Ash in receivership

The receivers have been called into the Hotel Ashburton by the Ashburton Trust, ending several months of uncertainty over the business’ (more)


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Defending the Defiance

New Zealand multisport champion and former Methven lad Braden Currie heads a stellar cast of athletes for this weekend’s Red Bull Defiance in (more)

Consistency a new sensation

Perhaps, just maybe, we should start getting a little excited about the state of New Zealand cricket. It’s a tightrope of the most epic (more)

Rowers strike gold

Ashburton rowers were right in the thick of the action at last weekend’s Canterbury Championships on Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel. In a (more)


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M. bovis on another farm

A second farm in the Ashburton district has tested positive for mycoplasma bovis. Ministry for Primary Industries incident controller David (more)

Do your bit; rethink, reuse, recycle

Happy new year and all the best for 2018. Let’s make this world a better place by: Recycling more – get your farm recycling under (more)

Native flowers add colour to foothills

There is a profusion of native flowers at the moment. Our shrublands are alive with the beautiful white flowers of manuka and kanuka, and (more)


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A stage event that we should not lose

It is one of the biggest cultural events on the annual school calendar but it would appear not even its nationwide popularity was enough to (more)

Challenge gets the chop

The abrupt news that Stage Challenge and J-Rock will be axed has left a group of Ashburton College students at a loose end. The school had (more)

The wait is over

The six-week wait is over for hundreds of students around Mid Canterbury who awoke yesterday to the news that their NCEA results were (more)


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Huge waste of water

Although we’ve had a bit of rain in recent weeks, the warm, dry start to summer has put real pressure on water supplies around the (more)

Consistency a new sensation

Perhaps, just maybe, we should start getting a little excited about the state of New Zealand cricket. It’s a tightrope of the most epic (more)

Time for a nap . . .

Sleep. I’m so good at it, I can do it with my eyes closed. I just don’t get enough of it. So, although I’m not really one for New (more)


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Ranger does it again

For the third year in a row, Ford’s Ranger was the overall best-selling new vehicle in NZ. And of course was also the the best-selling (more)

Marae hosts holiday programme

The 2018 YMCA Breakaway Holiday Programme set up at Hakatere Marae yesterday. Temperatures climbing upwards of 20 degrees mid-morning (more)

Exposure boosts summer school

Enquiries are flooding in for next year’s Methven Summer School after it made national headlines this week. One News visited on (more)


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Caravans the answer

When people think of summer, a multitude of images and memories may spring to mind, such as holidays in the country, barbecues, playing (more)

Slice of heaven

The hugely popular Balls, Bullets & Boots touring exhibition has been packed up and sent to its next venue. It tied together two (more)

The Great War memorial

The highly respected Robert Galbraith was Ashburton mayor from 1915-1931. It was his misfortune to be the sitting mayor during and after The (more)


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Scouts take on back country

For a group of scouts, the new year meant an opportunity to see some of the Mid Canterbury back country at its best. Led by Don Geddes, (more)

Church sells to artist

A quaint piece of countryside history has sold to a Canterbury artist. Proceeds from the sale of the 106-year-old Winchmore Church, and (more)

Help our life-saving volunteers

Bunnings Warehouse Ashburton are inviting locals to wrap their chops around a classic Bunnings sausage for a good cause next (more)


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An educational high

A Mid Canterbury woman who uses video conferencing to study was one of Ara Institute’s top students last year. Mother-of-two Megan (more)

Ski town now trail town

Te Araroa walkers are on the rise, benefiting the summer tourism industry in Methven. Many who do the 3000-kilometre trail, which runs (more)

‘It makes my heart sing’

  As the road behind Hanmer Springs turns to gravel and a dust cloud forms in the rear vision mirror, the southern edge of (more)

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