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More snow (and lasers) on the way

Mt Hutt Ski Area is set to crank up its snowmaking guns on the back of new snow and falling (more)

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Friendship across the generations

  There might have been a gap of more than 100 years (more)

Strawbridge in Tall Ferns camp

  Ashlee Strawbridge is coming for the Tall Ferns. The (more)

Where have all the clearing sales gone?

  Clearing sales are rapidly becoming a thing of the (more)

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Strawbridge in Tall Ferns camp

  Ashlee Strawbridge is coming for the Tall Ferns. The Ashburton basketball star and national representative attended a week long (more)

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Senior B getting to the sharp end

Mid Canterbury rugby’s Senior B competition reaches the knockout stages today, and while one semi-final might appear to be a one-horse race, (more)

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New goals for Tino

  Some old sporting names never lose the love of competition. Kiwi cycling legend Tino Tabak falls into this criteria, even if (more)

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Where have all the clearing sales gone?

  Clearing sales are rapidly becoming a thing of the past. The Guardian’s Heather Mackenzie talks to a couple of clearing sale (more)

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Driving away in a brand new Mustang

  Winchmore farmers Graeme and Tania Hollings are now owners of a new Ford Mustang car as the winners of the Ruralco 2020 Instore (more)

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Miserly growth forecasts no help

When I first read the government’s Fit for a Better World vision for the primary industries and its goal of an additional $44 billion for (more)

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Vote for your children

Did Labour make a difference for your child in the past three years? Parliament has finished and long after the media hounds have (more)

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Summer school launches new courses

  Methven Summer School has been inspired to offer several new courses after the Covid-19 lockdown presented plenty of opportunities (more)

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A testing time with rollercoasters

  There were some “seriously good” roller coasters being built at the EPRO8 Challenge for Year 5 to 8 pupils held at Ashburton (more)

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When the system crashes

Remember simpler times, when a system crash was the time that the guy who delivered the milk fell over and smashed your bottle? Or when (more)

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There’s a different vibe on the sidelines

Last Saturday I ventured up towards the foothills, to take in the Watters Cup final, as one does every year, whether or not there are green (more)

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Frantic end to a crazy, hectic week

It has really been a week like no other. The phones have rung red hot, we’ve discovered a new sense of urgency as we adapt to a new (more)

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