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Ashburton CBD makeover continues to progress

Plans for the Ashburton CBD to receive a makeover continue to move forward with detailed design work (more)

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Wilson hits top form

Leading Ashburton indoor bowler, Grant Wilson will be looking to (more)

Methven Craft Fair back, bigger and better

The annual Methven Craft Fair is set to have another successful (more)

Phone your GP first!

Mid Canterbury people are being reminded to call their GP first for (more)

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Mixed results for Methven FC

There was a mixed bag of results for Methven’s two football sides at the weekend with the senior team keeping their standout season (more)

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Foothills tournament a success

The inaugural Foothills Rugby Tournament is being hailed as a huge success after a big few days of junior rugby in Methven over the (more)

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Wilson hits top form

Leading Ashburton indoor bowler, Grant Wilson will be looking to turn back the clock six years later this season when he heads to the New (more)

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Climate targets will hurt economy

The only way to meet the Government’s proposed targets for greenhouse gas emissions is by reducing stock numbers, said Federated Farmers Mid (more)

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Irrigation consents to be reviewed

Farmers with water takes connected to the Ashburton River will receive formal notice this week that their irrigation consents are to be (more)

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‘Superfood’ orchard growing rapidly

  Another 12 hectares of the superfood blackcurrants were planted on James Tavendale’s Winchmore orchard last week. Some 96,000 (more)

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Zones to define where students will be taught

Where Mid Canterbury students attend secondary school in the future will be determined by clearly defined zones. Mount Hutt College already (more)

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Time capsule mysteries to be revealed

  A secret kept for 50 years and the self-written dreams of an Ashburton College English class 23 years ago will be revealed at a (more)

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Nature v nurture, Pt 1

His grandfather couldn’t quite understand why the school was saying it was having problems with his grandson. To him, William was a (more)

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Senior wellbeing important to Govt

I believe that all societies should be measured by the way in which they look after the interests of their youngest and oldest (more)

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Road to Zero – is it really enough?

A new strategy and hopefully a much better result. That’s the best we can hope for from the Road to Zero strategy which was released (more)

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Does our town need an iconic landmark?

Rakaia has a salmon, Methven has Rajah the dog, Hinds has its hinds but what about Ashburton? News this week of a considerable financial (more)