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Mid Canterbury roading network ‘fragile’

  Haulage companies are relieved to be on the move over the Ashburton River again, but some (more)

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Elders ‘too ashamed’ to report abuse

  Too many incidents of elder abuse aren’t being (more)

Singing contractor, contracted to sing

  Heavy metal means different things to Methven’s Chris (more)

Bridge plan timing ‘not the best’

  Local MP Jo Luxton admits her Government’s timing (more)

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Battle of the South

  Forget redemption, this one’s all about community spirit. And if Southern can pull off a result in today’s Combined Country (more)

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Sharky out to add to nationals haul

  A bid at four separate national titles awaits 16 local indoor bowlers over the next week, after they trekked to Blenheim for the (more)

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Hampstead beautifully ruthless

  A fortnight away from the courts of the EA Networks Centre did nothing to change the make-up of Mid Canterbury’s Premier Netball (more)

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Volunteers step up for flood-hit farming family

  Amazing. That’s how an indebted Laurence Rooney describes the efforts of volunteers who have come to his family’s aid to (more)

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Hundreds of insurance claims following floods

  Rural insurance provider FMG says it’s received over 400 claims to do with the floods in Canterbury. After the heavy rainfall (more)

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Flooded farmers counting the cost

  As flooding recedes, Mid Canterbury farmers are counting the cost of damage to fencing, farm infrastructure and winter feed (more)

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Young voices set to soar

  Fifteen schools from around Mid Canterbury are putting the final preparations to raise the roof of the Ashburton Trust Event (more)

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Schools’ out . . .

All schools are out for Monday, a decision made in conjunction with Civil Defence and the Ashburton District (more)

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Borough students blow away the competition

  What started out as a simple afternoon of arts and craft, could end up with a trip to Wellington for two Ashburton (more)

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Dealing with the after-effects of the flooding

I wonder how you all fared physically, mentally and emotionally during the floods last week. I am one of the blessed ones who had a bag (more)

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It’s just not cricket

Now look, I’m a 50-something bloke, who clearly looks like he’s still in his 30s. OK, and perhaps I’m also a tad delusional, but my (more)

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Arrogance beyond belief

The complete and utter arrogance displayed by the mouthpiece of the Waikato Mongrel Mob, Lou Hutchinson, is yet another reason why gangs (more)