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Step up and be brave

It’s time to be brave, says Ashburton’s Families Without Violence Network co-ordinator Anna (more)

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NY Marathon an eye-opener

Annie Hunt has just returned from a trip of a lifetime to New (more)

Library on borrowed time

It’s a library that’s served its members well for more than (more)

Jenny’s art group ready to shine

Jenny’s Art Group will be wrapping up soon and the public will (more)

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Big test for new wicket

Mid Canterbury’s senior cricketers are set to get their first look at the Ashburton Domain oval’s revamped wicket when they take on (more)

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NY Marathon an eye-opener

Annie Hunt has just returned from a trip of a lifetime to New York that, a couple of years ago, she never imagined she’d be making. She (more)

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Drifters showing their appreciation

Two of New Zealand’s top drifters stopped by Ashburton on Thursday afternoon to show their appreciation to the South Island drift (more)

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Third place icing on the cake

Darfield limousin breeder Warrick James had a birthday to remember after the family’s cow and calf placed third in the competition to find (more)

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Good genes pay off

No one can accuse suffolk breeders Norman and Margaret Carr of standing still. The Mayfield couple like to tweak the breeding and (more)

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Young farmers vie for top title

A deer farmer is among a group of eight food producers vying to be named the next Aorangi Young Farmer of the Year. Ezekiel Turner, 26, (more)

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Year 12 students growing part of workforce

Ashburton College’s Year 12 student numbers might be dropping, but they’re dropping for all the right reasons, says principal Ross (more)

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Kohanga making a difference

One year down the track, Ashburton College principal Ross Preece is hailing the school’s innovative Kohanga programme for Year 9 and 10 (more)

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Teachers strike and march

If Ashburton’s primary school teachers want to improve learning opportunities for all students, they need to be prepared for a long and (more)

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Strike ‘unnecessary’

Schools are part of the problem and the teachers’ strike this week was unnecessary. When you hear that teachers are facing difficult (more)

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A chance to dream big for the future

The Ashburton District is sitting on an opportunity that may never come again, the opportunity to create something for today that will (more)

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Kiwi connections run deep

In Australia, Erik Thomson is instantly recognised as one of the country’s most well-known actors, taking lead roles in hit shows Packed (more)