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Final test before Heartland begins

  For Mid Canterbury rugby coaches Dale Palmer and Jason Rickard, today’s final pre-Heartland (more)

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‘Plenty of good years left’ says Dave

  Ashburton’s Dave O’Donnell has clocked up more than (more)

Division titles on the line

  A year after coming together to contest a revived (more)

Show elicits overwhelming response

  Ashburton Society of Arts has been overwhelmed with (more)

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Final test before Heartland begins

  For Mid Canterbury rugby coaches Dale Palmer and Jason Rickard, today’s final pre-Heartland Championship hit-out will be the (more)

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Division titles on the line

  A year after coming together to contest a revived tournament, Mid Canterbury’s senior men’s and women’s basketball teams are (more)

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It’ll be a College v Celtic finale

  College A and Celtic A will contest the 2019 Mid Canterbury Netball premier one final after both won close, but vastly different (more)

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$22m-plus compo for M. bovis farms

Mid Canterbury farmers affected by mycoplasma bovis have been paid out more than $22 million in compensation, but there is still plenty of work (more)

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Water races provide multiple benefits

For more than a century the Ashburton District’s water race system has been a lifeblood for rural families and their stock. The era of the (more)

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Milling wheat gaining traction

Efforts to make New Zealand self-sufficient in milling wheat are gaining traction, with the planting area for the 2020 harvest forecast to (more)

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School zones the new reality

  Several Ashburton primary schools have hit roll capacity and are now sticking strictly to zone boundaries to determine student (more)

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Staff supporting their principals

  When their staff went on strike over failed pay talks, primary school principals gave them their support and on Friday, primary (more)

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Methven students celebrate the past

  Methven Primary School students last week demonstrated to their families and friends just how much work they had packed into term (more)

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Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

The final pieces of the puzzle are now in place, so let’s get set for what should be a very intriguing ride to the day the polls (more)

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The next Big Thing . . . hangar homes

Ok, here’s something to think about on a Saturday. Is Ashburton ready to develop its own local air park complex? It is something (more)

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How to be all seven dwarfs in one day

I’m sitting at my chair on this Thursday afternoon a little bemused, happy, confused and not quite sure what to think about a few (more)

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