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Just Another Act of Community Kindness

  One child’s struggle to climb a mountain inspired Ashburton woman Bronnie McKenna to start a (more)

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Event Centre toughing it out

  The past six months for Ashburton’s Event Centre have (more)

Historic business passes the torch

  One legendary company has taken over another in (more)

Methven ratepayers turn out to fight increase

Methven ratepayers won’t lie down without a fight over a proposed (more)

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Skiers flying on the lake

  With the business end of the water-skiing fast approaching, competitors from across the South Island converged on Lake Hood last (more)

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Currie just misses in Wanaka

  Mid Canterbury born and raised multisport star Braden Currie went within 13 seconds of adding another Challenge Wanaka title to (more)

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Here batter, batter

  There was plenty of heat being fired out at Argyle Park on Saturday afternoon, and not just from the sun above. Action in Mid (more)

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Time for agriculture to promote job benefits

Farmers would have been largely unsurprised by the recent dip in unemployment figures. The almost 800 jobs advertised in the dairy (more)

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70 years of research

  About 70 years of research data from the former Winchmore Research Station in Mid Canterbury have been put into an electronic (more)

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Geddes ‘comfortable’ with restricted season status

  Burn-off season is well under way during a restricted fire season in Canterbury. The Ashburton District, alongside the rest of (more)

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Rotary donates books for Tinwald kids

  There’s nothing better than receiving a new book when you start school. The Ashburton Rotary Club thinks the same (more)

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Government to fund free period products in schools

All primary, intermediate, and secondary students will now have access to free period products as of June this year. Ashburton College (more)

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AshColl target a rebound

  The job does not get any easier for AshColl’s 1st XI this weekend as they face a tough road trip north. The side take on (more)

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Long lockdown, or quick jab?

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day around the Covid-19 vaccination, joining the anti-vaxxers chorus. The rumours and (more)

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This one got me in the ‘feels’

We have the nicest people in the country living in this wee town of ours I reckon. I was reminded of that again yesterday when Bronnie (more)

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Everyone has their own quake story

Everyone remembers where they were on February 22, 2011. Some were in the thick of it, like my aunty who ended up walking from the (more)