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Money doesn’t buy votes

Spending up large was no guarantee of success at the ballot box in last year’s local body elections. Biggest (more)

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Time for a clean-up

Lodge Erewhon members are preparing to tackle the district’s river crossings and picnic areas with a rubbish (more)

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Vocal chords primed

A busy week of rehearsals has begun for 120 plus students at this year’s Mid Canterbury Summer Singing (more)

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Quad bikers scare gulls

About 2500 rare Ashburton river gulls nesting near State Highway One are successfully raising their young, and will (more)


Ashburton bucking the trend

New Zealand experienced its hottest year on record last year, but Mid Canterbury only made the record books for cold (more)

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‘Time-filler’ takes the title

Kim Willis was blown away to be announced the winner of the senior category at the weekend’s Caroline Bay (more)

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‘Too soon to worry’

Mid Canterbury farmers aren’t panicking about the lack of sunshine. Valetta arable farmer David Clark says (more)

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First farmers’ market for the year

It might have been damp and chilly but that didn’t stop the crowds turning out to the first farmers’ market and (more)


Freeloaders cost camps

Freeloaders are costing some campground owners cold, hard cash in the effort to stop them using their facilities (more)

St John volunteer Cory Machon.

Volunteering worth the challenge

A full-time job and a social life can be hard to maintain, adding volunteering as a frontline ambulance officer can (more)

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