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Site battle rages

Months of consultation have been ticked off, but the battle to secure a site for Ashburton’s new civic centre and (more)

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Community Awards looming

Trustpower Ashburton District Community Award organisers are urging people to get their entries in quick as the (more)


Caution call on milk price

Fonterra’s further confirmation of a forecast $6kg milk price has been followed by a caution from Mid Canterbury (more)

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Possible site for district library?

As Ashburton District Councillors were about to vote today to accept the Baring Square east site for the district's (more)

Adding the finishing touches to the upgraded Orchard Grove gardens, are (from left) Joy Arthur, Bruce Mitchell, Helen Mitchell and Cyril Keen.	
Photo Megan Gnad

Neighbourly spirit in action

A group of Ashburton neighbours, worried overgrown plants would result in a serious accident, fixed the problem (more)

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Pool air-con in councillors’ hands

The closure of the EA Networks pool complex on Tuesday might have angered users but it could be critical in (more)

A scene from last year’s Rakaia fishing competition.	
Photo Ashburton Guardian

Rakaia fishing comp entries declining

A gradual decline in entries for the Rakaia River Salmon Fishing Competition reflects a declining fishery, say (more)

Construction is well under way at the new Ashburton Menz Shed on William Street.
Photo Jaime Pitt-MacKay

Menz Shed taking shape

Construction on the new Ashburton Menz Shed is well under way at its new location. Chairman Stewart Dunlop said (more)

Inspiring results for Mount Hutt dux

Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs is hoping more students apply for NCEA scholarships following a 2016 (more)

Author Lawrence McCallum stands next to The Potato Gatherers or Octobre by Jules Bastien-Lepage, 1878.  
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$20m College rebuild plan

A $20 million-plus rebuild is on the cards for Ashburton College, due to an ageing campus and skyrocketing (more)

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