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Chasing dreams, and making them happen

  Sporting dreams are fickle things. So many are harboured, but very few are, eventually, (more)

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Health issue led Susie to latest TV role

  A crisis in Susie Nordqvist’s life last year saw (more)

Dahlia-growing organist and philanthropist

  Graham Gunn doesn’t have hidden talents. They’re (more)

Time to rule a line and move on . . .

  It’s not often that victory can lead to (more)

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Time to rule a line and move on . . .

  It’s not often that victory can lead to disappointment, but for Mark Jones that’s exactly what transpired last Sunday at (more)

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Chasing dreams, and making them happen

  Sporting dreams are fickle things. So many are harboured, but very few are, eventually, delivered. But there are exceptions, and (more)

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Growing confidence, and developing skills

  For Margaret Butler, the biggest buzz she gets as a netball coach is from seeing players’ confidence and skills (more)

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The show will go on

Peter Stewart doesn't want to be the first Ashburton A&P Show president not to run a show. Twelve months after making the difficult (more)

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Visa delays cause migrant worker exodus

  A Mid Canterbury dairy farmer says he is just one of many who have lost skilled and experienced dairy staff to Australia because (more)

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Flood recovery fund a political football

The Flood Recovery Fund provided by the Ministry for Primary Industries to assist in the cost of cleaning up after the May flood event is (more)

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School development ‘will finally happen’

  A three and four year wait for Allenton School and Ashburton Intermediate is finally over. Fencing will be erected today around (more)

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Principal rubbishes councillor’s ‘entitled’ remarks

Ashburton College’s principal has dismissed controversial comments by a councillor who suggested the district’s young people had become (more)

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Back to school – Delta style

  Facemasks are the latest fashion accessory at school. Schools around the district welcomed back students this week under Level (more)

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Meat pie run, CEO creams it, Timaru tragedy

Put your hand up if you love the odd late-night service station meat pie treat? Yep, thought so. Too many hands to count. But this week, (more)

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The name’s Bond. Bonus Bond.

Recently I was handed, by a secret agent, an official looking letter addressed to me at my childhood family address at which I had not (more)

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Deadly threats – it’s just not cricket

So suddenly New Zealand has been blamed for “killing’’ Pakistan cricket. That was the emotional view of former Pakistan fast bowler (more)

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