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BCI Irrigation

ECan call hits BCI

Future growth of the Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Scheme looks likely to be halted by Environment (more)

Trust’s role ‘better understood’

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Increasing utilisation and understanding of the role of the Mid (more)

Kate’s right on target

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Kate Flanagan is continuing to make a name for herself in South (more)

Domain a popular venue

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Making the most of a summer’s evening by taking part in the (more)

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Trust’s role ‘better understood’

Increasing utilisation and understanding of the role of the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust is a positive story coming out of the dairy (more)

Gearing up for a sell-out Hinds Young Farmers speed dating event this weekend are (from left) Brooke Hanrahan, Kelsie Walton, Jelle Hendriksen and Brad Going.
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Speed dating event popular

Singles looking for love have sold out the Hinds Young Farmers bi-ennial speed dating event this weekend. A few weeks ago the event was (more)

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District plan a forerunner

When Ashburton signed off its district plan in August 2014, it was one of the first local authorities in New Zealand to get its second (more)


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Kate’s right on target

Kate Flanagan is continuing to make a name for herself in South Island softball following a sterling performance at the recent under 15 girls’ (more)

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Domain a popular venue

Making the most of a summer’s evening by taking part in the Ashburton Athletics Club’s regular Tuesday night event last night were Andy (more)

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‘Incidents’ favour Aussies

Mob rule. Hollering crowds. Hometown decisions. No, not Hamilton as the Australian media might claim. We’re talking about the (more)


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141015. IFAJ World Congress 2015. Hamilton New Zealand . Opening

Trust’s role ‘better understood’

Increasing utilisation and understanding of the role of the Mid Canterbury Rural Support Trust is a positive story coming out of the dairy (more)

BCI Irrigation

ECan call hits BCI

Future growth of the Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Scheme looks likely to be halted by Environment Canterbury’s decision on plan changes to the (more)

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It’s harvest time . . .

Every combine harvester in Mid Canterbury is hard at work making the most of the hot weather to get crops in this week. While the recent (more)


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Learning basic first aid

Allenton School Year 6 students will be good to have around in an emergency after learning basic first aid skills yesterday. St John’s (more)

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New teachers welcomed

Mid Canterbury’s two colleges have welcomed a number of new staff to school this year. Ashburton College has five new teaching staff who (more)

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Top award for new student

Ashburton College’s Year 9 student Penny Stilgoe-Rooney can safely say she is one of the smartest in her year. The former Ashburton (more)


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Sue Newman

Time for holiday park living?

It’s a winner in many parts of the world, but permanent camp ground settlements have never really taken off in New Zealand. With the (more)

Bruce Moffat

Gearing up for winter tourism

As a result of the huge number of international arrivals over the December and January period, the tourism industry is now the country’s (more)

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Letters to the Editor, February 10 2016

Slaughtered willow trees I was at Lake Heron Waitangi weekend and I was horrified to see DOC have sprayed and slaughtered a row of (more)


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Summertime rocks in all that it brings

Summer is a time of sun and outdoor life, where nature has brought alive how we live and what we eat. It’s a season that gives us so (more)

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Battling the weeds and woolly sheep

Considerable progress has been made since I lamented the state of the jungle which was my backyard in my last column. Although I didn’t (more)

The teenagers chilling out on another stunning day in the hilltops of Tarras. No matter the view or the activity, the teenragers will still manage to have a cellular device in their busy wee fingers.

It was hot, damn hot

A new year is upon us and, like for most old people, they seem to be coming around faster every time. This year, myself and child No.2 (more)


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Sgt Dan the face of Cremoata

Many New Zealand museums are likely to have in their collections one or more of a series of glass plates featuring a boy in army uniform (more)

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Soldier, journalist and lawyer

It is pleasing to see people visiting our new museum and hearing their positive comments. One of the areas that always sparks conversation is (more)

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There’s always treasures . . .

Recently, amidst a box of more mundane material, I happened upon an interesting book. It appears to have been a scrapbook, possibly belonging (more)


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Jackie Girvan

Abbeyfields concept in Ashburton?

By the end of this year flatting for the elderly could be a new accommodation option in Ashburton. Inspired by the Abbeyfields concept that (more)

Cheryl Mockford (left) and Colleen Wederell catch up over a coffee at the St Andrew’s Church drop-in centre.

Social isolation? There is help

The social isolation of New Zealand’s elderly is a topic that pops up time and time again in the media. The Guardian’s Caitlin Porter (more)

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Smoothing the way

In the lead up to Saturday’s Multicultural Bite Festival, Guardian reporter Michelle Nelson looks at Mid Canterbury’s culturally diverse (more)


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