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Catering to the audience

Dancing professionally is all about catering to your audience, and in Ashburton that was an exciting (more)

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‘Cannabis saved my life’

Mark Crotty has been to hell and back when it comes to his (more)

Top cop departs

After just over three months at the helm, Ashburton’s interim (more)

Face behind the whistle

Ant McGirr is one of Mid Canterbury’s longest serving active (more)

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Face behind the whistle

Ant McGirr is one of Mid Canterbury’s longest serving active referees and he has no intentions of giving up just yet. Susan Sandys (more)

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Friday feast

Good Friday turned out to be a great Friday for the Ashburton Barbarians as they took to the field against the Halswell Hornets and came (more)

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Celtic, Rakaia victorious

Night rugby returned to the Ashburton District on Thursday night to kickstart the long weekend, with three local side in action under the (more)

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Top bloodlines spark plenty of interest

  Dairy cow breeders from all over the country gathered in Ashburton yesterday for an elite auction featuring pedigree Holsteins and (more)

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CGT – the fairness illusion

One of the key arguments made by supporters of a capital gains tax is that it will make the tax system fairer. But will it? Each of us (more)

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M. bovis response hurting farmers

Methven dairy farmer Matt Walker is still working through compensation claims for losses nearly 16 months after mycoplasma bovis entered his (more)

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Backlash over school zoning plan

Hinds and Mayfield school communities are finding themselves in a battle over their senior students with neighbouring Geraldine High (more)

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Time for new blood, new ideas

  Mount Hutt College principal John Schreurs is leaving behind nine years at the school after facing one of the most difficult (more)

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Mudfish minions take up challenge

Hinds School children are becoming mudfish experts as they learn about plants that are good for the environment. The students spent (more)

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Mid-term report card

Over Christmas I was going through a pile of old documents and found my school reports from Allenton and Intermediate. The comments, in (more)

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The cannabis debate continues

If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you head back to page three of today’s paper and read the story of local man, Mark Crotty and his (more)

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Letters to the Editor, April 20

Israel Folau May I, through your paper, help to clarify what Israel Folau is saying in his recent tweet. It’s not as the media is trying to (more)