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The Thomassen team was made up of Nic (left) cousin Anja, uncle Ron and aunt Anita.
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Two challenging nights for Nic on Family Feud

Ashburton College head boy Nic Thomassen led his team through two challenging nights of channel Three’s popular (more)

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Museum gains valuable sponsor

One of Ashburton’s most successful home-grown businessmen and his family will ensure the Ashburton Museum is able (more)

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Bargains galore at Lions market

Ashburton Pakeke Lions Club members are ready to roll with their annual Charity Market and Garage Sale at the (more)

Anglers lined the Rakaia River mouth trying to catch the big one in the Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Competition. 					           Photo Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Fishing competition under way

They say the early bird catches the worm, but in this case the early angler catches the fish. Yesterday morning (more)

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New law could help the chronically addicted

There is merit in a new law which will force drug and alcohol addicts into residential rehabilitation programmes, (more)

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Queries over Lot 9 consent

The sale of a block of land with a water consent in the Ashburton Business Park might have fallen through, but the (more)

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Dairying wages boost for area

The dairy sector injected $82.5 million in wages into the Ashburton District last year. There are around 1770 jobs (more)

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Bike Methven still hopeful

With only days to go until Bike Methven’s crowd funding page closes, organisers hope last minute support will boost a (more)

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Gulls up, up and away

They had stones thrown at them and were almost flooded out, but somehow they survived. The Ashburton River State (more)

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Councillor resigns from board

A large rift is opening between Ashburton District councillors and mayor Donna Favel as they fight a war of words (more)


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