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A dance-off for David

Waiting is the hardest part. For the Dirks family of Methven, waiting could best be described as (more)

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Grace at a new place

  Pastor’s Brendan and Amy Abernethy’s home is no (more)

Four generations of Brodies fly the skies

  Aviation is part of Russell Brodie’s DNA. It’s (more)

Lake Hood is Paul’s base for the world

  In an era when you can operate a business from a laptop (more)

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One of my first jobs as a sports journalist when working in Christchurch was handling the Youth Sport section each week. It was a page (more)

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Back in the big time

  After close to 15 years in the abyss, Mid Canterbury tennis is staring down the barrel of something quite remarkable today at the (more)

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A Grade going down to the wire

  Form guides in Mid Canterbury A Grade tennis count for nothing today as the pool play stage of the competition comes to an end (more)

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Five Star feedlot faces big clean-up

  Mid Canterbury’s Five Star Beef feedlot is to be shut down, at least in part, to be decontaminated of cattle disease mycoplasma (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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Growing pains at Allenton School

Continued urban growth in the Allenton area is putting the squeeze on at Allenton Primary School. Allenton school is a steadily growing (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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One of my first jobs as a sports journalist when working in Christchurch was handling the Youth Sport section each week. It was a page (more)

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Suffering the growing pains of progress

Once completed, the Ashburton CBD redevelopment project will be praised for revitalising the town centre. The only problem is that to go (more)

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I don’t give a stuff about Auckland’s news

There’s one word to describe the relocation of radio and TV news services to Auckland. The word is stupid. TV news moved north about (more)

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