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Our Domain under threat

Longtime Ashburton resident Colin Morgan has a spectacular outdoor office in his role as a cricket wicket volunteer (more)

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Congregation calls time

Lauriston Church welcomed its first worshippers on May 26, 1904; it will farewell its final congregation on (more)

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Battle horror recounted

Memories of battle speak down the generations and are testimony to the horror of war. Anzac Day is a time to (more)

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Locket a constant reminder

Along with family medals from both world wars, Nancy Winter has two special treasures that tell the story of one (more)

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Scammed out of $47,000

Scams cost innocent New Zealanders millions of dollars per year, and they take a toll on victims far beyond that (more)

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The Bulford Kiwi

A number of people comment on how interesting they find our heritage page, many state they always learn something (more)

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To the edge

Mid Canterbury dairy farmer Greg Roadley is still defrosting after completing the world’s hardest ultramarathon. (more)


Small-town girl at heart

Sometimes small-town girls grow wings and fly.  One of those who did is Susie Nordqvist, Westerfield farm girl who has (more)

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Methven House a hard-fought battle

  Methven House founders had to fight to establish the facility. Forty years later the community-run (more)

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Answer to housing woes

  Could Ashburton’s population swell on the back of young Auckland couples willing to relocate and find (more)

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