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Favel aiming for round two

Donna Favel now knows what it feels like to sit on the other side of the fence. The Ashburton (more)

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Ready for the battle ahead

It’s been the same for more than two decades, so Simon (more)

More councillors decide to seek re-election

As their incumbent mayor announced her intentions to run for the (more)

Dangerous furniture in firing line

The decision to stamp out high fire-risk foam-filled furniture (more)

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Swimmers star in tri-series

Two local Ashburton swimmers took part in a unique Swimming Canterbury West Coast event last weekend that had them trekking around the (more)

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Ready for the battle ahead

It’s been the same for more than two decades, so Simon Fleetwood isn’t expecting his pre-match routine to change ahead of Saturday’s (more)

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Mixed results for Methven FC

There was a mixed bag of results for Methven’s two football sides at the weekend with the senior team keeping their standout season (more)

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Climate targets will hurt economy

The only way to meet the Government’s proposed targets for greenhouse gas emissions is by reducing stock numbers, said Federated Farmers Mid (more)

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Irrigation consents to be reviewed

Farmers with water takes connected to the Ashburton River will receive formal notice this week that their irrigation consents are to be (more)

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‘Superfood’ orchard growing rapidly

  Another 12 hectares of the superfood blackcurrants were planted on James Tavendale’s Winchmore orchard last week. Some 96,000 (more)

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Zones to define where students will be taught

Where Mid Canterbury students attend secondary school in the future will be determined by clearly defined zones. Mount Hutt College already (more)

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Time capsule mysteries to be revealed

  A secret kept for 50 years and the self-written dreams of an Ashburton College English class 23 years ago will be revealed at a (more)

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Nature v nurture, Pt 1

His grandfather couldn’t quite understand why the school was saying it was having problems with his grandson. To him, William was a (more)

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A need for therapy

I sit at the keyboard hoping that the writing of this column has therapeutic effects on me. I am struggling to get over the Black Caps (more)

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Let the election games officially begin

There’s every indication that this year’s local body elections could be one of the most interesting in the history of the Ashburton (more)

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Senior wellbeing important to Govt

I believe that all societies should be measured by the way in which they look after the interests of their youngest and oldest (more)