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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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Villain role new territory

Variety Theatre Ashburton’s Sister Act is drawing male lead (more)

Easter walk attracts a crowd

A large number of Methven locals took to the streets in the (more)

Nomads, Team Donkey MSA the frontrunners

  Nomads and Team Donkey MSA Checkers both notched up (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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Nomads, Team Donkey MSA the frontrunners

  Nomads and Team Donkey MSA Checkers both notched up victories in Wednesday night basketball, with the latter making the perfect (more)

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Important day for Mid Canterbury United

  While their younger counterparts have the day off, Mid Canterbury United’s two men’s teams will be in action on the football (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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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)

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Easter Saturday – holy day for the hopeless

As we celebrate Easter, Holy Saturday is not a spare day in between the important ones. It is the day when we face the fact that Jesus was (more)

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Observations from three flights up

Sitting on the third floor of Somerset House on a public holiday here in Ashburton can often be a desolate time. The phone (more)