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Gunshots reportedly heard during police operation

Police made their presence felt in the Ashburton District yesterday as they executed three search warrants across (more)

Councillor number cuts pass first hurdle

Ashburton’s district councillors may have voted some of their number out of a job. The council is undergoing (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 (more)

Wildcard i-SITE idea

A wildcard, left-field idea could save Ashburton’s i-SITE from disappearing permanently from the inner town (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 (more)

Double whammy for our schools

Teacher shortages are looming all over New Zealand, but Ashburton schools are bearing the brunt, say local (more)

CBD spending down 1.3 per cent

Free parking on Ashburton’s East Street was anticipated to boost the fortunes of inner town retailers but it has had (more)

Fatal accident on Rakaia Bridge

One person is dead and another injured after a fatal accident on the Rakaia Bridge this afternoon. Emergency (more)

Rain needed urgently

Rain forecast today will be like liquid gold falling from the skies and the biggest and best Christmas gift, say Mid (more)

Frontrunners beat the pack

Mark Smitheram, and his co-marker Liz Wylie keep the entire field at bay to take the victors’ spoils in Tinwald (more)


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