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Designing their future

  It was easy for Louis Redmond to come home. He’d been living in Canada for just over two (more)

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Jesus – a friend who will never leave your side

I am not the best at being a friend! Some friends I don’t (more)

Last of the Frontiersmen

  Red tape, government regulation and the tax department (more)

Terrified of public speaking? Help is at hand.

  Generally speaking, he’s generally speaking. If (more)

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NZ’s best ready to attack Brandon

  The greens and fairways are pristine, the signage and scoreboards are all set, and the Ashburton Golf Club is ready to host the (more)

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Laver gets a decent shot at a Cup

In a war of attrition, there are none braver than North Canterbury pacer, Laver. And thus, without the ever-lurking presence of some of the (more)

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Pressure goes on Premier side

  The pressure is on, and it’s time for Country Mid Canterbury to stand up in Tennis Canterbury’s premier interclub (more)

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Milling wheat sold to feed stock

  Fears of a substantial drop in milling wheat have been realised, with the latest grower survey showing sowings are down 23 per (more)

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Farmers flood the streets in protest

  A big convoy of tractors, utes and other farm vehicles drove through Ashburton for the second time this year as farmers took their (more)

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Crunch coming for rural contractors

  Federated Farmers’ concerns about the serious shortage of experienced agricultural machinery operators is proving justified as (more)

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Penny’s a class act

  A couple of minutes with Penny Nell and you start to feel, well, rather inadequate. That’s because the bubbly 18-year-old (more)

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‘Disparities’ in rules as school mandate stings

  Mount Hutt College’s principal believes conflicting rules for teachers and the wider school community leaves some question marks (more)

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Teacher aides stood down

  Ashburton College is refusing to comment on revelations that two teacher aides of a class recently under investigation have been (more)

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Jesus – a friend who will never leave your side

I am not the best at being a friend! Some friends I don’t speak to me anymore, I have fallen out or drifted away from them. Some I (more)

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The Nats in turmoil – again

Talk about a crushing blow. Not just for Judith “Crusher’’ Collins, but for the bumbling National Party yet again. The circus (more)

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Yeeha! Some silliness at last

Are you serious! I mean, I don’t know who or what you believe in, but come on! I asked for one simple action from our politicians and look (more)