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Support for higher density housing

  Residents and political parties appear cautiously supportive of moves to allow higher-density (more)

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Strong start to local tennis for Team Head

  Mid Canterbury’s A Grade tennis competition started (more)

Sports tournaments a windfall for Ashburton economy

  The hosting of two sports tournaments in consecutive (more)

Ice rink project pushed to 2023

  The Staveley Ice Rink is over a third of the way (more)

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Strong start to local tennis for Team Head

  Mid Canterbury’s A Grade tennis competition started with a hiss and a roar on Saturday, and it was Team Head who made the (more)

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Search on for new rugby CEO

The Mid Canterbury Rugby Union is on the hunt for a new boss. After 14 years at the helm of the union, chief executive Ian Patterson has (more)

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Loss leaves Hammers precariously placed

  Now the pressure is firmly on. A second loss in the space of a fortnight has put Mid Canterbury’s chances of a shot at the (more)

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Industry leaders encourage Covid vaccinations

  Mid Canterbury dairy farmers Dinuka and Nadeeka Gamage believe vaccination against Covid-19 is vital to help protect their family, (more)

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Ashburton A&P Show going with plan B

The Ashburton A&P Show is going with plan b. The b is for bubble. With no move down to alert level 1 in sight, the Ashburton (more)

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Focusing on what can be done, not what cannot be done

  Rather than dwell on events that have been cancelled or postponed because of Covid-19 social restrictions, people should instead (more)

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Ashburton College taking the initiative

  The new Ashburton College may be delayed yet again, but the school is doing what it can to kick-start the (more)

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Cameras installed in special needs unit

Ashburton College’s principal says installing security cameras in its classroom under investigation because of bullying allegations was simply (more)

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Schools await advice around vaccination mandate

  School leaders in Mid Canterbury have said the decision to mandate vaccinations was unavoidable. But local principals are (more)

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Super Saturday a winner, but . . .

Super Saturday done and dusted. So how did we fare? Mid Canterbury, that is. Well, it depends how you look at it and how you (more)

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Full speed ahead for the PC Brigade

Last week the Rolling Stones announced they have dropped Brown Sugar, one of their biggest hits from their US Tour. It follows unease (more)

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Excitement and enthusiasm, tinged with nerves

A new term is upon us, the final one for 2021. This year has appeared to just rush past and now we are on the final approach to Christmas (more)