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Smitheram claims Cooksley honours

  Jamie Smitheram found the line the strongest in a two-up sprint to claim victory in the Tinwald (more)

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SAR training heads for the hills

  There might not be anybody missing, but that will not (more)

Expect the unexpected

  When managing a collection of photographs six million (more)

Battle on down the long Methven straight

  The Simon Adlam-trained Bromac Hype (Carl Markham) on (more)

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Smitheram claims Cooksley honours

  Jamie Smitheram found the line the strongest in a two-up sprint to claim victory in the Tinwald Cycling Club’s, 45km handicap (more)

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Stunning display of powerboating on the lake (+ pics)

  About 2000 people lined the banks of Lake Hood to see powerboat racing action on Saturday, and they were not (more)

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Battle on down the long Methven straight

  The Simon Adlam-trained Bromac Hype (Carl Markham) on the inside has her rivals covered in a learners’ pace at the Mt Hutt (more)

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Harvesters kick into gear

Sunshine and no strong winds are what Methven cropping farmer Darryl Hydes has requested for the next few weeks of harvest. The Federated (more)

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Warning after 6th rural death

WorkSafe is urging farmers to make health and safety part of their everyday thinking, rather than just a compliance issue, following six rural (more)

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Locals encouraged to open their gates

Mid Canterbury farmers are being encouraged to open their gates to the public as part of a nationwide Open Farm Day on Sunday, March 1. The (more)

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NCEA results out

Months of waiting finally come to an end yesterday for the 638 students from Mount Hutt College and Ashburton College who were entered for (more)

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I lifetime of teaching

  Ashburton’s Judy Jemmett is retiring after a working life dedicated to education. She catches up with Guardian reporter Sue (more)

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Mark Gleason – 49 years, one school

  When Mark Gleason arrived in Ashburton back in 1971 he intended to stay one year and then head back to Christchurch; 49 years (more)

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When you pay, and they don’t deliver

If you’re anything like me, then you’ll have a little bit of a love - hate relationship with airports and the way that flights are (more)

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What’s in a name, anyway?

The New Year brings out the same stories every year, including the list of rejected baby names from the year before. Sometimes comedic or (more)

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The times (and the newspaper) are a-changing

You might notice something a little bit different with this year’s first edition of YOU. It’s probably not quite what you’re used (more)

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