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Questions hang over cow thefts

The Mid Canterbury victims of cattle rustlers last season are still counting their losses and have questioned (more)

Zoe our golden girl

Zoe Beckley won a gold medal at the Greymouth Gymnastics Competition on Sunday. 
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Zoe Beckley has added another medal to her growing haul after (more)

Old rivals prove too strong

Ashburton College junior girls’ basketball coach Mark Douglas works on a play during a time-out.                        
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Ashburton College junior girls’ basketball team booked a date (more)

Tomorrow’s Ashburton – YOU decide

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Baring Square east or west, Eastfield, Balmoral Hall or the current (more)

Union reps came under fire at Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton plant.
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Fairton workers question union

Union reps faced a barrage of tough questions at Silver Fern Farms Fairton shed meeting where disgruntled workers aired their views. A (more)

Poto Williams (left) Christchurch East MP and Carmel Sepuloni (right) MP for Kelston and Spokesperson for Social De-velopment during their visit to Ashburton.
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Labour MPs get a grip on local issues

Labour MPs spent part of their day touring Ashburton and meeting a number of local groups and listening to local issues. Christchurch (more)

Bruce Redmond

Ploughmen practice for world champs

New Zealand ploughmen are soaking up the conditions in practice plots as they prepare for the World Ploughing Championships in York, (more)


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Winners of the Cowlishaw Cup (from left) Adrienne Hopping, Glenys Carr, Lal Mulligan and Jan Clucas are thrilled to bring the cup home to Mayfield.                                                                                                                                                        
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Mayfield brings home the Cowlishaw Cup

The Mayfield ladies team who entered the Cowlishaw Cup this year came home beaming after winning the cup, beating the runners-up by five (more)

Zoe Beckley won a gold medal at the Greymouth Gymnastics Competition on Sunday. 
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Zoe our golden girl

Zoe Beckley has added another medal to her growing haul after winning gold at the Greymouth Gymnastics Competition on Sunday. The (more)

An Ashburton Borough School student swings at a tennis ball during yesterday’s session at the school.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Picking tennis talent at schools

Andre Van Rooyen, of Mid Canterbury Tennis, said he’s had an amazing start to teaching tennis in schools in the Ashburton District. The (more)


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Union reps came under fire at Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton plant.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Fairton workers question union

Union reps faced a barrage of tough questions at Silver Fern Farms Fairton shed meeting where disgruntled workers aired their views. A (more)

Bruce Redmond

Ploughmen practice for world champs

New Zealand ploughmen are soaking up the conditions in practice plots as they prepare for the World Ploughing Championships in York, (more)

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Farmers urged to sign up to farm recycling

Wastebusters are grateful for the support they’ve received from farmers but are urging them to sign on before dropping off their (more)


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Ashburton Borough School students had a ball when they were entertained by the Crazy Professor, Richard Scholes, this week.
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Learning some crazy science

Screams of joy and excitement filled the Ashburton Borough hall yesterday, when the Crazy Professor visited the school yesterday. The (more)

One of Ashburton Intermediate’s school leaders Hannah O’Reilly shows her grandmother Carol (right) and other guests (from left) Rebecca Schoonderbeek, Wil Nuberg and Sue Hooper around the school as part of a grandparents open day. 
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A day for grandparents at Intermediate

The grandparents of Ashburton Intermediate students were taken on a full tour of the school yesterday. Shown around by the school (more)

Teri Nichol is telling Ashburton College teens to have can-do attitudes, as well as literacy and numeracy skills.	
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Chill out over career choices – counsellor

Guidance counsellor Teri Nichol has one word for parents when their school leaver says they have no idea what they want to do in life: (more)


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Letters to the Editor, September 1, 2016

Religious freedom A. Cocks suggested in their letter to the editor (“Changing times” August 30, 2016) that declining church (more)

Sue Newman

Roll on the bowel cancer screening roll-out

It’s a national shame that in a country where bowel cancer has such a high kill rate we’re only now getting around to looking at rolling (more)

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Letter to the Editor, August 31, 2016

Lot 9 deal I refer to Thomas Mead’s article aired on Newshub, August 21, 2016. Thomas contacted me about some emails he had acquired (more)


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The face of opera singer, music tutor, mother and wife, Zara Ballara.

Zara, the child who dreamed to the adult who lived the dream

Ashburton’s talented youth learn their skills on home turf; inevitably they hone those skills on the international stage. Often, however, (more)

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Disease not stopping prize-winner

An Ashburton woman has won an international award from Curves Gym. Kay Baird, who works out at Curves Gym Ashburton was presented with (more)

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Take the long way home

It’s been a winter of simple motoring pleasures. Even more so now there’s decent snow on the mountains and driving through the Mid (more)


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The front cover of Dorothy Eden’s 1960 novel Sleep in The Woods. Set in Taranaki, not Canterbury as some reviews state, during the New Zealand wars, this book is credited with giving Dorothy international acclaim.

Mistress of the macabre – Dorothy Eden

In the shadows of the night, a veiled woman lurked in the garden, staring at the house. Watching, waiting. It all started with a mysterious (more)

Vintage toys and games at the Ashburton Museum.

Rock, lizard, Spock?

For those who haven’t seen it yet, Ashburton Museum’s new exhibition Paper, Scissors, Rock is attracting much interest and not just from (more)

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Collector’s specials

Museums do many things – and amongst the things they do, collecting is central. Yet it’s not just museums that collect. Many (more)


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Easter Sunday shopping?

One of the first jobs the new team of Ashburton district councillors will face after the October local body elections could be deciding how new (more)

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Brains ‘collide’ for Daffodil Day quiz

The brainy team from Ashburton Online continued their domination of the annual ANZ Daffodil Day Quiz this week. Kieron and Darion Gray, (more)

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Cactus Kids lend a hand

If you are driving down East Street today and notice some Cancer Society balloons strung up, thank the children attending this term’s (more)


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