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Late guilty pleas in massive cocaine case

  Guilty pleas at the eleventh hour ahead of the trial of Operation Heracles in which 46kg of (more)

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Bridge jumper sad fact of life in busy London

Thanks to the marvels of social media, many will be aware that Mrs (more)

It’s make or break time

For one team, a win tonight would make them the surprise leading (more)

Bag yourself a crafty bargain

For members of Altrusa Ashburton, every day in recent weeks has been (more)

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Futsal for all, including kids

It’ll be a case of futsal for all at Ashburton’s EA Networks Centre on Sunday. A week after a new futsal competition began at the EA (more)

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It’s make or break time

For one team, a win tonight would make them the surprise leading contenders heading into Mid Canterbury Netball’s premier one championship (more)

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Top team just too slick

Their winless streak may have continued, but the coaches of the Mid Canterbury Combined 1st XV were still happy with their side’s latest (more)

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Fit for transport: know the rules, or pay

I was at a meeting the other night and a farmer came up to me afterwards to tell me about an infringement notice he had received from (more)

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Wider support for our bovis farmers

Federated Farmers is about to launch a special support group for Mid Canterbury farmers under surveillance for suspected mycoplasma bovis in (more)

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Just a man and his dog

  Bill Nicholas is never happier than when he’s yarding sheep with his best mate Gem. She’s a six-year-old heading dog who (more)

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Band numbers skyrocket

Mount Hutt College is well on the way to building one of the largest secondary school concert bands in the country. Pupils are flocking (more)

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A day of student unity in the pool

  When you’re in a warm pool and there’s a ball to toss around, it doesn’t matter whether you’re able-bodied or not, whether (more)

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Learning about keeping safe on the roads

  A focus on keeping themselves and their friends safe was a big focus for Year 12 Ashburton College students at their annual road (more)

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Bridge jumper sad fact of life in busy London

Thanks to the marvels of social media, many will be aware that Mrs Mac and myself have recently returned from a bit of an adventure gallivanting (more)

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Taking a step back and looking closer

I was stopped on the street yesterday by someone I’d never met before. It’s not uncommon for this to happen for some reason, but the (more)

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Time to think about local body elections

This year is an exciting time around New Zealand, as communities will soon come together to decide who they would like to represent them (more)

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