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Meth use stats ‘no surprise’

Results from a study that showing 28 per cent of people had tried methamphetamine between the ages of 18 (more)

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Locals chasing feature success

  The bookmakers might not be giving them much hope, but (more)

Cenotaph on the move?

  Since 1928 Ashburton’s memorial to soldiers who gave (more)

Silence is no defence

Hey! Shut up, I’m beating my kid! Don’t say anything or I (more)

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Locals chasing feature success

  The bookmakers might not be giving them much hope, but that won’t stop the Mid Canterbury locals from trying to get their hands (more)

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Riley: King of the court

  Mid Canterbury youngster Riley Breen continues to dominate on the tennis court and his long list of achievements have him pegged (more)

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Three debutants in Hawke Cup match

  Three debutants are being given a crack as Mid Canterbury try to play Hawke Cup spoilers. The side line up against Southland (more)

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Wheat self-sufficiency by 2025?

Importing milling wheat from Australia doesn’t sit well with Federated Farmers vice chairman Brian Leadley and Ivan Lawrie, general (more)

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Eradication removes threat to pea growing industry

Mid Canterbury arable farmers are welcoming the eradication of the crop pest, pea weevil, which threatened New Zealand’s $130 million pea (more)

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The heart of an expanding export seed trade

The Ashburton District is the centre of an expanding export seed trade, worth almost $240 million last year and up 38 per cent on five years (more)

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Silence is no defence

Hey! Shut up, I’m beating my kid! Don’t say anything or I will beat you. Shut up, who cares about a kid, 15 kilos of (more)

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Fun and games in da house

  Ashburton College was infused with a dash of sporting colour on Monday for the AshColl Athletic Prelims. The event, which had (more)

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Ben’s in the top three per cent in the country

Ashburton College’s Dux of 2019 has ranked in the top 3 per cent nationwide for his areas of study last year. Ben Holland passed his (more)

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Nine years on, the scars are still raw

Nine years ago today the shape of this region changed forever and, although almost a decade has passed, the scars are still there from the (more)

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Silence is no defence

Hey! Shut up, I’m beating my kid! Don’t say anything or I will beat you. Shut up, who cares about a kid, 15 kilos of (more)

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Plenty of motivation for an intriguing battle ahead

Another intriguing chapter is set to be written amid a topsy-turvy summer. There is a sense of emotional uncertainty as the Black Caps (more)

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