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Defending the Hanan Shield

  Claire Tappin has seen all she needs to see to know her Mid Canterbury netball side is ready (more)

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Police take delivery of new Skoda Combi

  The Mid Canterbury police fleet has undergone something (more)

Former top policeman leads Talley’s review

  New Zealand’s former top cop is leading an (more)

Costs for Methven tree lights plan blow out

  Costs to light up two aged oak trees in Methven have (more)

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Defending the Hanan Shield

  Claire Tappin has seen all she needs to see to know her Mid Canterbury netball side is ready for battle. And while there’s (more)

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Watters Cup – let battle commence

  Just another Saturday afternoon of rugby, nothing more. That’s the Southern mindset this week as they head into today’s (more)

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Swimmers shine at short course champs

  Small on numbers, but big on success. The Ashburton Swim Team returned home this week from the annual South Island Short Course (more)

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Farmer relays concerns to O’Connor – ‘Better off with M.bovis’

  “I wouldn’t want to go through this again.” This was the enduring feeling for dairy farmer Laurence Rooney who believes (more)

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Five Star feedlot boundary tightened

  A cluster of mycoplasma bovis cases which first emerged in Mid Canterbury almost a year ago was not unexpected, says the latest (more)

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Governance role for Grayling

  Mid Canterbury dairy farmer and former Young Farmer of the Year Will Grayling has been selected from several high calibre (more)

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Preece ‘playing the long game’

Ashburton College principal Ross Preece says he’s prepared to transform his college to provide students with the “tools to thrive in a (more)

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Cracks appearing in the plaster

Our primary teachers’ union have scored a home run with the pay increase for teacher aides, and rightly so. It’s a demanding, complex (more)

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Victory slips from Combined XV’s grasp

  For more than just a few moments, the inaugural Pack the Park at Ashburton College on Wednesday looked as though it was going to (more)

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New Zealand rowing’s glorious hour

Row, row, row your boat – all the way to Olympic ecstasy. That was the situation yesterday in one of the most exhilarating hours in not (more)

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Does size really matter?

Somewhere in the dark recesses of what passes for a mind, I have vague recollections of a population sign at one of the entrances to (more)

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South Island racing gets cut a raw deal

For a long time, South Island racing has been seen as the poorer cousin of its northern counterpart. If there’s a raw end of the stick (more)