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Watters Cup Final day results

Rakaia and Southern are joint holders of the Watters Cup, after playing out an exciting draw at the (more)

Free self-defence workshop

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Ashburton women are being offered a free self-defence workshop though (more)

Group’s plea for legal fees

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Ashburton’s Bung the Bore community action group has gone to the (more)

Council helps out BMC

Mid Canterbury Businesses

Without a cash injection, Business Mid Canterbury (BMC) could become (more)

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Free self-defence workshop

Ashburton women are being offered a free self-defence workshop though Safer Ashburton. Safer Ashburton have been given funding from Advance (more)

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Watters Cup Final day results

Rakaia and Southern are joint holders of the Watters Cup, after playing out an exciting draw at the Ashburton Showgrounds. Southern spent (more)

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More council nominations

The line-up of candidates for this year’s local body elections has been boosted by three. The first nominations have been received for (more)


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Watters Cup Final day results

Rakaia and Southern are joint holders of the Watters Cup, after playing out an exciting draw at the Ashburton Showgrounds. Southern spent (more)

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In pursuit of gold

Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis heads to Rio with the rest of the New Zealand Olympic cycling team on Monday, with gold on the radar. The team (more)

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Vital win for Hampstead

The penultimate night of the Mid Canterbury premier netball grade’s trophy round produced wins for Methven, Celtic and Hampstead at the EA (more)


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Naming and shaming

Mid Canterbury irrigators issued abatement and infringement notices for breaching water-take consents will be named by Environment (more)

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RWNZ staying relevant

Rural Women New Zealand is changing tack to stay relevant in a rapidly changing world, the organisation’s vice-president Fiona Gower (more)

Mary Ralston

BRaid hoping to turn the tide

BRaid is a Canterbury-based braided river management and conservation network. BRaid stands for Braided River Aid – a group that aims to (more)


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Exchange ‘life-changing’

Chihiro Toida has a soft spot for Ashburton College. The Japanese woman teaches English at Tokorozawa-Kita High School and says an (more)

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Big welcome for students

Ashburton College has a special welcome today for 30 students on a 12-day visit from Tokorozawa-Kita High School in Japan. Their visit marks (more)

Chertsey School

Have your say in school’s future

Anyone with an interest in Chertsey School is being invited to take part in a survey that will help with strategic planning for the next five (more)


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Bruce Moffat

Tourism in the local economy

After a slow and challenging start to the ski season we have been fortunate to see a substantial increase in numbers on Mt Hutt. James (more)

Sue Newman

Cat registration around the corner?

There would be few Kiwi households that don’t boast a family moggy or two. Cats are as much a part of our households as the comfy couch (more)

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Rebuilding communities

Many times through media reports, we are reminded of the violence which takes place in our communities against powerless children. We are (more)


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Cup Day at Women’s Institute

The executive board of the Ashburton Federation of Women’s Institute dressed up in their poshest frocks for this year’s quizco and cup (more)

Lisa Fenwick

Lights, camera action…

For a second time I’ve had a child reach the age of eligibility for the Ashburton senior school ball, but this time child number two (more)

Jane Logie

The battle of the green snot-ness monster

For the children in the school holidays to read and make the recipe. Lurking in the dark, damp and gloomy undergrowth of the school (more)


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Where are the genealogists?

I hate those people who have been on an overseas trip and go on and on about what they saw and did. I do try and not mention my trip, but (more)

The Champion Phil O’Shea, c.1913.

New Zealand’s Tour de France

As we head into the gripping last week of the Tour de France, that most famous cycle race of all, it’s timely to recall an early classic (more)

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A missionary caravan

At Ashburton Museum we are always receiving new objects and archival material into the collection. When images are donated we scan these (more)


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Cup Day at Women’s Institute

The executive board of the Ashburton Federation of Women’s Institute dressed up in their poshest frocks for this year’s quizco and cup (more)

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Cuppa for a Cause at Rosebank

An Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party was on the cards yesterday for Rosebank Private Hospital and Resthome. The rest home held a Mad (more)

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New principal for intermediate school

Ashburton Intermediate has appointed a new principal. Brent Gray, currently principal at Mt Somers Springburn School, will take up the (more)


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