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Methven takes sevens title

  Methven went through unbeaten to claim Mid Canterbury Rugby’s club sevens crown when the (more)

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Shane Jones spotted with AR-15 semi-automatic

Maverick MP Shane Jones was supposed to go on holiday and read (more)

One new face around trust table

There will be just one new face around the Ashburton Trust board (more)

First round serves up some surprises

Some big surprises were served up when the new-look Mid (more)

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First round serves up some surprises

Some big surprises were served up when the new-look Mid Canterbury Tennis open grade competition hit the courts at the Ashburton Trust (more)

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Cowboys round up the Oilers

  A first Aoraki Rugby League title may have eluded the Chertsey Oilers, but the 2019 season will still be one the club will (more)

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Tech start new cricket competition the right way

Tech’s first outing in the Canterbury Country senior grade cricket competition will be one they’ll remember for a while to come. A team (more)

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Farmers making progress

Mid Canterbury farmers are already making good progress to reducing nitrates in groundwater, they just need time for that work to show in (more)

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Top Farm, top team contest aims for fun

  Fun, a free lunch and some serious bragging rights are on offer at a Top Farm top team competition at the Ashburton Showgrounds on (more)

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Farmers already engaged in change

Farmers are worried about the impact of freshwater reforms on their communities and say schools could lose teachers if rolls drop. Mid (more)

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Sniffing out a top holiday programme

  Kids taking part in the EA Networks Centre School Holiday Programme got a hands-on experience with LandSAR and their specially (more)

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Petty vandalism blights school

Allenton School’s principal is hopeful a proactive approach to security will allow the school grounds to remain a community asset after a (more)

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Fairton’s fun day (+ pics)

  Hundreds of families headed to Fairton School on Saturday for a fun day out that included candyfloss and clydesdale rides. The (more)

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Gang numbers concerning

Gang membership is growing rapidly with a 26 per cent increase in patched and prospect gang members since the current Government took (more)

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Election done and dusted, a new era begins

Inevitably local body elections are divided neatly in two parts – winners and losers. But what that division doesn’t really show are (more)

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Another blow for sports lovers

So, Spark Sport is set to take on the world of live cricket and it would appear that, a little bit like their Rugby World Cup coverage, not (more)