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Gun shots in Rakaia

A mother has described the pure fright of hearing two gunshots in the early hours of this morning in (more)

Melanie earns black jersey

Melanie Puckett is set to sign off what has been a “crazy” (more)

Sugary drink ban rejected

Attempts to have sugar sweetened beverages banned at council (more)

New spuds for Christmas

Too much sun and too little rain may not have made a perfect (more)

Gun shots in Rakaia

A mother has described the pure fright of hearing two gunshots in the early hours of this morning in Rakaia. The Rakaia resident, who (more)

Squeeze on school budgets

Mid Canterbury schools are among those having to slash teacher aide hours at the expense of students. A national New Zealand Educational (more)

Kiwis for Irish farms

If two Irish farmers have their way, young Kiwis will be winging their way across the world to help fill yawning gaps in their country’s (more)


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Melanie earns black jersey

Melanie Puckett is set to sign off what has been a “crazy” year on the rugby paddock with her first appearance for New Zealand this (more)

Rekindling age-old rivalry

I think I may have seen the light when it comes to the next great sporting rivalry between Australia and New Zealand. The Bledisloe will (more)

New man at the helm

The Mid Canterbury’s Hammers’ hunt for a new coach is over, calling on a local name in the form of Sean Carter to take up the (more)


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Kiwis for Irish farms

If two Irish farmers have their way, young Kiwis will be winging their way across the world to help fill yawning gaps in their country’s (more)

Bad news on mycoplasma bovis no great surprise

The news many Mid Canterbury cattle farmers feared arrived a couple of days ago with the announcement by the Ministry for Primary Industries (more)

Farmers urged to take action

Honesty is the best policy. Ignore it and you’ll be found out in the end – and by then it will be much worse. That’s the message (more)


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Squeeze on school budgets

Mid Canterbury schools are among those having to slash teacher aide hours at the expense of students. A national New Zealand Educational (more)

NCEA to be reviewed

Overassessment of students and teacher workload will be addressed as part of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) review (more)

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Four hours could change a child’s life

If you have a few spare hours in your week you could make a huge difference in the life of a child who is struggling to acquire literacy (more)


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Maybe a second bridge is a good idea

On face value it might seem that we live in a reasonably accessible part of New Zealand, but the events of Tuesday night certainly hammered (more)

i-SITE’s superheroes

Every gripping tale needs a hero just as much as it needs a villain, even if it is the tale of the closure of an i-SITE. We say villain, (more)

Letters to the Editor, December 15 2017

Life Education Trust Through your newspaper I wish to pass on to all the individuals, firms, organisations, schools and service clubs (more)


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Twenty-six stories later …

It wasn’t yesterday but it feels like it was only a few days before that. I’m sure it was. Well at least that’s how it seems, (more)

A way to keep the dust at bay

Who isn’t loving summer right now?! Weeeeeeee! Long days, sunshine in abundance, barbecues and everything else that goes with the holiday (more)

Christmas entertaining

Stuck on what to make for your Christmas time festivities, your turn to make a lunch, or cook for a number of people this Christmas? Here is (more)


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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)

Overbridge turns 100

People walking over Ashburton’s railway overbridge might notice a new blue plaque was unveiled last Friday to commemorate that (more)

Maladies and treatments

Last week’s heritage page focused on the establishment of Ashburton’s first hospital, and the other smaller nursing homes and private (more)


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Lion’s raffle to benefit toy library

When the Lions Club offered up their 15th unique playhouse raffle, a receptive Ashburton audience snapped up around 3000 raffle tickets in (more)

Big year planned for Ashburton’s @193 Youth Hub

Ashburton’s youth hub is going from strength to strength, with a new name and some new faces at the helm. Now named @193 Youth, the hub (more)

Hospice volunteers feel privileged

Ashburton grandmother Rose Matthews and Ashburton dad Dale Earnshaw feel privileged to be among volunteers for Hospice Mid Canterbury. In (more)


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