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Rates likely to rise 4.88%

After more than a day of debate and discussion, Ashburton District councillors have signed off on a (more)

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Youngsters shine at Aquafest

Superb conditions and a handful of accolades were the talking (more)

No appetite for parking meter return

Parking meters in central Ashburton will be a thing of the past (more)

Local doctors already vigilant about coronavirus

New Zealand should be preparing for a Covid-19 (Coronavirus) (more)

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Youngsters shine at Aquafest

Superb conditions and a handful of accolades were the talking points from the annual Aquafest tournament at Lake Hood at the (more)

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Waireka croquet on a high

  The Waireka Croquet Club continues to flourish, following a successful showing earlier this month. Five members of the (more)

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Wylie ticks all the boxes

  A strong ride off the front mark helped Liz Wylie to glory on Sunday. Keeping the chasing pack at bay, Wylie did enough to (more)

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Old friends reunited

There’s a new addition to the collection down at the Mid Canterbury Vintage Machinery Club headquarters. A chance conversation at the (more)

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Settled weather creates strong harvest

Settled weather means Mid Canterbury arable farmers are on track for their best harvest in at least a couple of years. Farmers are (more)

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A friendship with a difference

  Two young rural women, who have a friendship with a difference, will make their first public appearance together in a bid to (more)

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Silence is no defence

Hey! Shut up, I’m beating my kid! Don’t say anything or I will beat you. Shut up, who cares about a kid, 15 kilos of (more)

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Fun and games in da house

  Ashburton College was infused with a dash of sporting colour on Monday for the AshColl Athletic Prelims. The event, which had (more)

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Ben’s in the top three per cent in the country

Ashburton College’s Dux of 2019 has ranked in the top 3 per cent nationwide for his areas of study last year. Ben Holland passed his (more)

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Debate, discussion and millions spent

Mention the word budget, and most people run for the hills. It’s a subject that can induce immediate narcolepsy in some, panic in (more)

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Living well as we age

As we all know, social interaction is vital.  Relationships with family, friends and colleagues are hugely important to our health and (more)

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Letter to the Editor February 27

Second bridge location Your February 24 paper delivers stunningly significant news that must reignite the Chalmers Avenue bridge location (more)