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Travellers on the road again . . .

Typically quiet rural roads around Arundel experienced big city gridlock as travellers attempted to cross (more)

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5.3 quake near White Island

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake has rattled the Gisborne area and around (more)

Dry docks and sunspots

  People are always trying to predict and speculate on (more)

Training day hailed a success (+ pics)

  Burning down the house was the order of the day in (more)

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Askin in cracking form

  Leading Ashburton equestrian rider, Lucinda Askin was in stellar form at the Show Jumping Canterbury’s Christmas Cracker show at (more)

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Grijns back in the winning groove

  It’s been a long time between drinks for Nick Grijns, but on Sunday he had something to celebrate, when he took out the Tinwald (more)

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Medal rush for Kiwi cyclists

  New Zealand has ridden away with eight medals, five of them gold, at the track cycling world cup meet in Cambridge. Campbell (more)

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Is the message getting through?

It is decades since any Government initiative has caused rural New Zealand to rise up in such numbers as the Environment and Primary (more)

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Owning Kiwi land is a Kiwi privilege

Unlike many countries, it’s been something of a free-for-all in New Zealand when it came to selling off our family silver – our (more)

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Overseas bid to buy local land rejected

The rejection of the sale of Mid and South Canterbury dairy and dairy support farms to an overseas buyer has been welcomed by Federated (more)

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Nola’s college life spans half a century

  In 1967 as a 13-year-old Nola Smitheram started her secondary school life at Ashburton College; 52 years later she walked out the (more)

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Early Christmas present for schools

Schools across the Ashburton District have received an unexpected Christmas present worth almost $3 million. The cash injection came as a (more)

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Wind sees school bus services cancelled

High winds forced school bus services across Mid Canterbury to be cancelled yesterday afternoon, forcing hundreds of parents to become emergency (more)

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Those special moments when communities pull together

Only in times of real adversity does the true kindness of human nature often show through. It’s when the chips are down and the (more)

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Letters to the Editor, December 10 2019

Road closures I am sure this weekend with the flooding and road closures there would have been a lot of people travelling through the (more)

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Is the message getting through?

It is decades since any Government initiative has caused rural New Zealand to rise up in such numbers as the Environment and Primary (more)

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