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Security camera captures Winz memorial vandalism

  The vandalism of a memorial for two Ashburton women killed in the work and income centre (more)

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Methven’s water frustrations continue

  Mac McElwain is a former advertising executive, who (more)

Worst abusers of elderly are family members

  Nearly 80 per cent of elder abuse comes from family (more)

Ashburton Bridge to close five hours on Sunday night

  The State Highway 1 Ashburton/ Hakatere River Bridge (more)

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Locals chasing Addington riches

There’s a strong Mid Canterbury flavour to racing action at Addington Raceway tomorrow. All counted, 14 locally trained horses will compete (more)

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Ready to tackle the Coasters

  Let the games begin. Mid Canterbury Hockey will host one of the biggest weekends on the NBS Hockey Turf at the Ashburton Domain (more)

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Let the local battle begin

  Senior rugby takes on a hyper local feel today with the opening round of the prestigious Watters Cup. Five local sides will battle (more)

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Environment Canterbury ‘fiscally irresponsible’

  Regional council has been accused of being financially feckless after adopting its Long-Term Plan this week. Eiffelton dairy (more)

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Councillor to fight ‘anti-rural’ ethos

A frustrated Ian Mackenzie says he is prepared to tackle a perceived “anti-rural” mindset at the regional council table. Environment (more)

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Regional council ‘needs to recognise wider catchment’

  Flood-battered farmers dealing with an expensive cleanup could still be slapped with a steep rates rise as regional council (more)

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Vaping sucks in our kids

  Young people nationally are getting sucked in – and Mid Canterbury could be next. Gone are the generations of cigarettes (more)

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Second night delivers ‘incredible evening’

  From the moment I took my seat at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre, my excitement was lifted as I looked on stage at all the (more)

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Opening night sets a superb tone

  The 2021 Heartland Bank Schools’ Music Festival started with a roar on Tuesday night as Mid Canterbury children took to the (more)

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Coming together in the face of disaster

The coming together of a community is a special thing. There can be many reasons that we see this happen; at sports events, the arts, (more)

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Letters to the Editor, June 19 2021

PM’s visit Let’s kill several birds with one stone to make best use of taxpayer money (a foreign concept). Have her in a car on (more)

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Winz memorial-bashing morons

Sometimes words are just not enough. Well, respectable words that we could use in our very fine newspaper anyway. Because what do you (more)