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Alan brings up 50 years in the fire service

  It might be a milestone he never planned on reaching, but Ashburton Volunteer Fire Brigade (more)

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Summer school heading outdoors

Young actors will be based in the great outdoors for Big Little (more)

Nola’s college life spans half a century

  In 1967 as a 13-year-old Nola Smitheram started her (more)

A Christmas treat for the schoolkids

  Junior school children from Hampstead and Tinwald (more)

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Jazzy’s star is definitely on the rise

  Brent White has got a problem, but in all reality it’s not a bad one to have. The Ashburton-based trainer will take his (more)

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Youthful Hawke Cup side

A youthful looking Mid Canterbury representative cricket side will take to the wicket today for the first Hawke Cup match of the season against (more)

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New tournament a winner

  When Mid Canterbury Softball Association sit down at the end of the season and look back on what they’ve achieved over the past (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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Mid Canterbury leading the way

The Ashburton district has New Zealand’s biggest dairy herds as well as the highest average milksolids production per hectare, according (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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Technology for the betterment thereof

Technology can be a wonderful thing. When I think back to how things were when I was delivering newly purchased appliances to customers (more)

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A new venue to re-invigorate events

A decision to take yesterday’s citizenship ceremony out of Ashburton and into the regions should become the blueprint for frequent (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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