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Blaze at school suspicious

A fire that destroyed sporting equipment and damaged a shed at Mt Somers Springburn School yesterday was (more)

Man injured in work accident

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An investigation has been launched after a man was injured at ANZCO (more)

Skies filled with kites

Lochlan McEwan, 8, and Zoe Meggitt-Sinclair, 9, check out the wide variety of colourful kites at the Flight 4 Life on Saturday.

Dozens of colourful kites took to the skies at Lake Hood on (more)

Scorching day on the mountain

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Bike Methven’s third annual 679 cross country race was taken (more)


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Man injured in work accident

An investigation has been launched after a man was injured at ANZCO Foods Canterbury in Ashburton on Saturday. The man was flown to (more)

Lochlan McEwan, 8, and Zoe Meggitt-Sinclair, 9, check out the wide variety of colourful kites at the Flight 4 Life on Saturday.

Skies filled with kites

Dozens of colourful kites took to the skies at Lake Hood on Saturday for the third annual Flight 4 Life. The rain held off for the (more)

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Blaze at school suspicious

A fire that destroyed sporting equipment and damaged a shed at Mt Somers Springburn School yesterday was deliberately lit, police say. Fire (more)


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Scorching day on the mountain

Bike Methven’s third annual 679 cross country race was taken out by Christchurch’s Cameron Richards yesterday. The rain on Friday (more)

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Taking on world’s best

Two Ashburton teenagers will take on the world’s best up and coming mallet swingers at the World Under 21 Golf Croquet Championships in (more)

Laura Thomas is raising money for Breast Cancer when she does the Coast to Coast this year.

Laura’s epic journey for good cause

Laura Thomas is keeping her expectations heading into this year’s Coast to Coast under wraps. That’s because she’s raising money (more)


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Overseas investors spend up

Canadian and European farm buyers have been cleared to acquire a suite of Mid Canterbury farms in what could herald a new phase of (more)

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Movement on drains proposal

Recommendations to improve the health of the Hinds drains systems, while meeting irrigation needs, have the support of the Ashburton Water (more)

Brothers Freddie, 4, Fergus, 6, and Henry, 7, Hanrahan make their way through the Maize Maze yesterday.
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Chance to get lost for a good cause

Months of hard work and planning have paid off for a local farmer, with his unusual school fundraiser set to draw bumper crowds again this (more)


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Principal slams lack of funding

A Mid Canterbury principal has slammed the under-funding of teacher aides in schools, saying some children are falling through the (more)

Navaia Eli, 4, Ashburton Tarko, 3, and Veni Tolu, 4, got stuck into jam making yesterday at Merle Leask Kindergarten.

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Pre-schoolers make jam

Children at Merle Leask Kindergarten are getting creative with fruit. Fruit Fund, a local charity, have been dropping fruit boxes off to (more)

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Changes ahead for schools

The extent of Mid Canterbury’s school roll boom will become clear over the next two weeks, as students across the region get back into the (more)


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Stu Oldham

Getting caught up in politics

Rakaia will be better off with a new, purpose-built sports complex, but it must be prepared for push-back from a district still paying for a (more)

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Letters to the Editor, January 31 2015

Cultural centre The real issue here is that the Ashburton District Council made an agreement (with some neighbours) which enabled the (more)

Felicity Stacey-Clark

Keeping up with technology

I have a close friend who was the first I knew of to join the cellphone community. The first phone I saw him with wasn’t the great big (more)


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Lily Parten checks out the Illustrated Motor Cars of the World, a treasure trove of some weird and wonderful motor vehicles from times long gone.

A treasure re-discovered

The Christmas break is a great time to catch up on a few projects and in our house one of those was to sort out bookcases. Of course a (more)

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Roving around with Rover enthusiasts

Phone calls from Ron Winchester are always interesting, and one last week was no exception. Ron - well known Rover owner and classic car (more)

Bex Savage was thrilled to be named Miss Ink 2014.
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Tattooed Baker combines two loves

Bex Savage is a 21-year-old former Ashburton woman, who is making it big in the baking industry, and YOU writer Caitlin Porter sat down to chat (more)


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Images of ‘doing’ charity

There will be a lot of activities and events in connection with  the Great (or First) War during the next few years as we commemorate and (more)

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Stories a snapshot in time

The story behind some of the  Ashburton District’s most notable heritage buildings has been recorded and will become part of the (more)

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Presbyterians mark centenary

St Andrew’s Church will celebrate the centenary of the Presbytery of Ashburton this weekend, despite its recent merger into top of the (more)


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Club News January 15 2015

Allenton Bowling Club New Year is well & truly up and running. Some results: Friday Triples at Allenton 02/01/15 Sponsors for this (more)

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Club news January 8, 2015

Allenton Bowling Club Progressive Pairs December 12 Leads:  1. Bruce Hopwood, 2. Marius Cabout.   Skips: 1. Des Thomas, 2 Fred (more)

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Community Hazel’s life

Hazel Glasson is a fourth generation Mt Somers resident and proud of it. In the days when the quiet village was a thriving and growing (more)


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Danny and Minie Luke during one of their two weddings – this, the Malaysian version.

Ashburton Abroad – Danny Luke in Singapore

In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week (more)

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Long road to get Maori culture into the classroom

Te Reo Maori and Maori traditions are now an important part of the New Zealand curriculum, but incorporating them into our education system has (more)

Casey McIntosh has lived in London for the past two years, but has made the most of her location and travelled far and wide.
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Ashburton Abroad – Casey McIntosh in London

In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week (more)

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