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Hep A scare at Christchurch restaurant

  Diners at a Christchurch restaurant are being offered emergency Hepatitis A (more)

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Coronavirus – what you need to know

  New Zealand officials say it's highly likely a new (more)

Vintage rally again a big hit (+ pics)

  Organisers of the Ashburton Vintage Car Club’s annual (more)

Fairfield snatch come-from-behind draw

  Kaweau Patea in action for Fairfield during senior (more)

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Fairfield snatch come-from-behind draw

  Kaweau Patea in action for Fairfield during senior mixed softball action over the weekend. Down by three in the last innings of (more)

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Local boys grab a win

  Methven golfers Dusty Lock and Graeme Smith clinched a narrow High Country Classic win amid a competitive field over the (more)

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Clarke, Buchanan take the spoils

  Graeme Clarke and Mick Buchanan have been crowned Ashburton’s sub centre pairs champions for this season after they saw off all (more)

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Dry spell has Mid Canterbury in its grip

Climbing temperatures in Ashburton this weekend are accompanied by no rain in the forecast, at least until later next week. January has been (more)

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Hemp crop ready to harvest

  New Zealand’s first, fibre-only, hemp crops will be harvested in the next few weeks, with the wool industry also set to benefit (more)

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Harvesters kick into gear

Sunshine and no strong winds are what Methven cropping farmer Darryl Hydes has requested for the next few weeks of harvest. The Federated (more)

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Holiday programme wrapping up

  Nine-year-olds Nancy Ditmer and Levi Van Asperen share the pain of trying to move a biscuit from their foreheads to their mouths (more)

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NCEA results out

Months of waiting finally come to an end yesterday for the 638 students from Mount Hutt College and Ashburton College who were entered for (more)

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I lifetime of teaching

  Ashburton’s Judy Jemmett is retiring after a working life dedicated to education. She catches up with Guardian reporter Sue (more)

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Perhaps our PC world is changing after all

Social media blew up yesterday, for a couple of reasons. An hour or so before news broke of the tragic death of basketball superstar, (more)

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The result of rules being rules

There’s a lot of things that can be said about a council year – especially from activities around those who sit around the council table (more)

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It’s all happening here

A couple of weeks ago in an opinion piece, a Guardian journalist laid down an interesting challenge that’s been on my mind (more)