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The Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre

Gallery court battle costly

The Ashburton District Council could be looking at a legal bill of more than $100,000 to fight five (more)

Farm worker’s lucky escape

A farm worker was lucky to escape a house fire in Lowcliffe that reached temperatures high enough to melt glass.
PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO

For a Lowcliffe farm worker, making sure he had his smokes, (more)

Learners prepare for raceday

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Proving the race is never over until the last horse crosses the (more)

New attempted murder charge for Winz accused

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New charges, including a second attempted murder count, were laid (more)


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A farm worker was lucky to escape a house fire in Lowcliffe that reached temperatures high enough to melt glass.
PHOTO TETSURO MITOMO

Farm worker’s lucky escape

For a Lowcliffe farm worker, making sure he had his smokes, phone, gumboots and Swanndri was a top priority when his new home became (more)

The Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre

Gallery court battle costly

The Ashburton District Council could be looking at a legal bill of more than $100,000 to fight five homeowners who want a residents’ only (more)

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New attempted murder charge for Winz accused

New charges, including a second attempted murder count, were laid yesterday against alleged Ashburton Work and Income double killer Russell John (more)


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Champs of the pony club ring

The combination of Lily Peters and Amberleigh Prima Donna won the Alan McCormick Perpetual Trophy for Supreme Pony  on Saturday, while (more)

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Learners prepare for raceday

Proving the race is never over until the last horse crosses the line, the Jamie Gameson-trained Lilac Bromac went from first to fourth in (more)

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U14s flex their muscles

Mid Canterbury under 14 loose forward Elama Touli on the charge for one of his three second half tries in a convincing 56-18 win over (more)


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Book early for irrigation training

Registrations have almost doubled, but farmer-irrigators have been slow off the mark to register for the Great Irrigation Challenge to be held (more)

Willy Leferink

Stabilising dairy prices welcomed

Dairy prices appear to be stabilising, and with the peak milk season about four weeks off, that is welcome news for farmers, says Federated (more)

Building a plan to encourage more New Zealanders to become involved in work in the dairy industry (from left) Andrew Walne (Aoraki Polytechnic), Rob Brawley (Grow Mid Canterbury), Andrea Leslie (Aoraki Polytechnic) and Leo Shen and Nick Montague (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise).

Making dairy jobs more attractive

The longterm sustainability of dairy farming in the Ashburton District relies on getting more Kiwis into the industry’s workforce, says (more)


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Rural principal on the move

Past and present Lauriston School pupils and members of the school community bid farewell to principal Dianne Prendergast yesterday with a (more)

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Finalists battle it out

Samuel Kuipers from the Ashburton Christian School (above) was among the seven Mid Canterbury pupils competing in the Year 7/8 Ashburton (more)

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Students check building progress

Ashburton Borough School five-year-olds Neil Zhong, Olivia Stevenson and Breanna Colvin got to hang out in principal Sam Winterbourn’s future (more)


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Rick Powdrell

Building an educated workforce

How about that election result then! The most interesting result took place up in Te Tai Tokerau with Labour’s Kelvin Davis being (more)

Stu Oldham

Help MC, help NZ

Our returning MPs must focus further on the aspirations of their electorate now that their party has a third term to help shape Mid (more)

Stu Oldham

Labour be warned

However you look at it, the election was nothing short of an emphatic routing of the Labour-led left by a resurgent, National-dominated (more)


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Bernard Egan, motoring correspondent

MOTORING: Remembering Eoin Young

Motoring enthusiasts, and many others who enjoyed reading or hearing a good yarn, are mourning the recent passing of Eoin Young, or ESY as (more)

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There’s a lot of archiving goin’ on

People having been asking when the new museum is going to open. From the outside it looks ready to go. We even have parking spaces for (more)

Ford's new EcoSport SUV.

EcoBoost way of the future

During my formative years in Dunedin, one of the guys in our flat had a mate Doug. Doug’s family clearly had a few dollars, for he (more)


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The Tinwald Hotel on the corner of Archibald Street and Grahams Road.

Eagle Eye Lagan catches murderer

Michael Lagan was a publican with keen powers of observation and a keen sense of duty. Publican of the Tinwald Hotel, situated at the (more)

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Electric tractors were short-lived

From the time it was formed in 1921 the Ashburton Electric Power Board, under the direction of its engineer-secretary H. G. Kemp, expanded (more)

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When elections relied on billboards

Most people will have noticed the election signs dotted around the place. Some people will be swayed by what they hear and read but many (more)


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Club news, September 18, 2014

Allenton Croquet Club The club met for its meeting this month in order to finalise arrangements for the new seasons opening day on the 15th (more)

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Battle of Britain church service

The Battle of Britain Sunday will be commemorated at a special church service at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church this weekend. The (more)

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Club news, September 11, 2014

Ashburton Rose Group The monthly meeting of the Ashburton Rose Group was held at Ashfords Craft Shop on Wednesday 13 August at 2pm for a look (more)


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