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Geoff kills two clays with one stone

  Age appears to be no barrier for a Mid Canterbury clay shooting veteran after savouring a (more)

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Organised chaos at puppy preschool

  Take half a dozen puppies of varying temperaments, put (more)

Young Farmer contest cancelled

  This year’s FMG Young Farmer of the Year Aorangi (more)

Massive price hikes during lockdown

A freezer that cost $949 on March 1 shot up to $1499 by March 31 as (more)

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Geoff kills two clays with one stone

  Age appears to be no barrier for a Mid Canterbury clay shooting veteran after savouring a memorable weekend last (more)

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Anna nabs Black Sticks prize

  An up-and-coming hockey player received a dose of good fortune last week when she won a hockey challenge prize helmed by a member (more)

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Wimbledon still on the radar

  An Ashburton woman is confident her Wimbledon trip of a lifetime will occur next year. A dream came true for Miranda Smith when (more)

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Young Farmer contest cancelled

  This year’s FMG Young Farmer of the Year Aorangi regional final has been cancelled, following the Covid-19 outbreak, along with (more)

Farmers adapt to social distancing

Mid Canterbury farmers have quickly adapted to new social distancing requirements in the wake of the Covid-19 lockdown, while continuing to (more)

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Opportunities abound for industry stars

  The major winners in the 2020 Canterbury-North Otago Dairy Industry Awards, Mid Canterbury couple Ralph and Fleur Tompsett say the (more)

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Head games – I need help

On more than one occasion people have commented to me – “what goes on inside your head?” and I must admit it would be cruel to the (more)

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Take a break – get ready for the new normal

  With schools closed and school holidays brought forward, Ashburton College principal Ross Preece is urging his students to take a (more)

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Mixed emotions over school closures

  “Fun and good,” was how seven-year-old Hemi Thomas reacted to the news he would not have to go back to school for a (more)

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Vigilantes in action

In the “Far North”– and that isn’t some ice-bound expanse of frozen snow in the Arctic Circle but, specifically, the “far” north (more)

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A new look at some old ground

Investigations into cold case killings in New Zealand come and go a bit like the wind. Every now and then they’ll resurface and (more)

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Letters to the Editor, April 6 2020

Letters with love I woke up this morning with a real fright, I thought a strange man had got into bed with me, then I realised it was (more)

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