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Double whammy for our schools

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

Indian restaurant for Methven

Tikka masala, tandoori, vindaloo and poppadoms. They are words of pure poetry to Indian food lovers, and those (more)

Fairton delivers a merry storyline

Weeks spent assembling a cosy set, constructing creative costumes and rehearsing a merry storyline paid off (more)

Spotting Santa by torchlight

The Ashburton Museum is gearing up for Santa fever on December 20 when hundreds of youngsters and their parents (more)

Councillor numbers may be slashed

Ashburton could be looking at a very different lineup of district councillors come election day 2019. The Ashburton (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)

Drought risk rises

A lack of significant rain, on top of recent hot and dry conditions, has upped the risk of Mid Canterbury plunging (more)

M. bovis suspected

A property near Ashburton is likely to be infected with the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis. The Ministry for (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)

Whooping cough epidemic hits

A National whooping cough outbreak has been declared by the Ministry of Health. We have had at least one (more)

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