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Allenton School’s hall supper room is a supper room no longer, it is now a classroom. Its first occupants are (from left) Ava, Georgia, Kyden and Nathan.	
Photo Amanda Konyn

School bursting at the seams

A new classroom is on the way at Allenton School, but it is not enough to ease the pressure at a school (more)

Wifi hotspot causes problems

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Methven Supervalue owners have moved on a group of youths loitering (more)

We are not getting a new dairy plant

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A lack of understanding of the South Island’s geography was (more)

Wheat contracts drop 17%

Harvest may not be as joyful in Mid Canterbury next year with news the first wheat contracts out are 17 per cent down on last season.	
Photo Ashburton Guardian

Mid Canterbury arable farmers are suffering serious financial (more)

Sunshine and blue sky (stock image)

MetService records highest ever May temperature

The MetService recorded its highest ever May temperature for its weather station at Ashburton Airport on Sunday. A maximum of 24.4 degrees (more)

Vintage car enthusiast Ollie Hurst prepares another load of car parts for this Saturday’s Ashburton Vintage Car Club swap meet at the club’s Maronan Road headquarters.
Photo Amanda Konyn

Preparations begin for this year’s swap meet

To one person it might look like junk, but to another, the items in Ollie Hurst’s wheelbarrow could be that vital piece that will allow (more)

Prison

Repeat offender imprisoned

A teenager who persists on driving on a disqualified driver’s licence has been sent to prison for four months. Judge Somerville said Ryan (more)


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Celtic Green’s goal attack Angel Ede looks to make a pass during her team’s one-sided 60-15 win over Ashburton College under-18 at the EA Networks Centre Stadium on Saturday.            
Photo A,manda Konyn

Hampstead sets the pace

New World senior netball returned to the EA Networks Centre Stadium on Saturday for match day four of the competition. Hampstead Hotel (more)

The weather played its part for a fine day of racing at Ashburton Speedway at the weekend.        
 Photo Amanda Konyn

Christchurch drivers dominate

Ashburton Speedway offered a day of thrilling racing in fine weather at the New Zealand Titles event on Saturday and Sunday. Dunedin’s (more)

Chris Davison was the best of the Senior Men’s C-Grade section at the Ashburton Squash Club’s 20/20 tournament on Sunday. 
Photo Amanda Konyn

20/20 tournament a hit

Ashburton Squash Club hosted 56 players in its annual 20/20 tournament on Sunday with plenty of talent on show throughout. The 20/20 (more)


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Store lambs are in short supply and are increasing in price in Mid Canterbury.
Photo Ashburton Guardian

Store lamb price on the up

A culmination of dairy support farms entering the store lamb market and decreased sheep numbers mean Mid Canterbury farmers are having to pay (more)

Fonterra

We are not getting a new dairy plant

A lack of understanding of the South Island’s geography was never more clearly demonstrated than on radio yesterday morning. During a (more)

An effluent spreader.

Praise for Canterbury in dairy report

The latest sustainable dairying water accord report shows the industry is making significant progress on environmental issues with the (more)


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Allenton School’s hall supper room is a supper room no longer, it is now a classroom. Its first occupants are (from left) Ava, Georgia, Kyden and Nathan.	
Photo Amanda Konyn

School bursting at the seams

A new classroom is on the way at Allenton School, but it is not enough to ease the pressure at a school which is bursting at the (more)

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Teachers inspired

Mid Canterbury teachers were inspired by the personal story of Australian humanitarian Khoa Do (pictured) yesterday. Mr Do was a guest (more)

Hands raised in classroom

Long breaks hurt students

Families that take their children out of school for extended holidays should ensure they are keeping up with education while away, Mid (more)


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Sue Newman

Auckland is NOT New Zealand

In a world where the accuracy of information is everything, where mis-information can be as damaging as no information, it’s galling to hear (more)

Andrew Hoggard

Dairy farmers doing the hard yards

The second edition of the Sustainable Dairy Water Accord – two years on … was published recently. It is pleasing to see that despite (more)

Amy Adams

Strengthening the business environment

Many readers will be aware our economy is one of the fastest growing in the OECD group of developed countries, and it has been for a number of (more)


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Erin Tasker

The gypsy life and lovin’ it

It’s a brave woman who sells all of her worldly belongings, buys a bus and joins the gypsies. That woman is Kerry, a woman whose grey (more)

Closeup photo of a female feet with beautiful red pedicure

Is it pampering, or just plain necessary?

Mothers so often come last. They are last to the rest they need, last to the healthcare they need and last to look after themselves. It (more)

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Garlic – once considered a cure-all

It’s that time of year again and the shortest day will be on our doorstep before we know it, time to put in this season’s garlic (more)


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Ancient textiles displayed with little support and in bright sunlight. The “backing fabric” is actually a very old tadghart or bridal veil.
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To Ashburton from Morocco

I recently returned from a holiday which, among places, included Morocco. It is a fascinating place, with a very long and interesting (more)

The iconic clock tower building will open from the middle of this year.
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Bringing the Christchurch Arts Centre back to life

Five years down the track, millions of dollars and work hours that are impossible to count, but the Christchurch Arts Centre is now coming (more)

Bella Green and Alexciah Skoczek hanging poppy on wall feature

Celebrating our history

  What is heritage? And why does it matter? World Heritage Day is celebrated each year in April. Also known as International (more)


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Mary Schmack admiring one of the Incredible Edible vegetable plots on East Street, part of a communi-ty garden project that will see gardens and orchards established and made available for foraging.  	
Photo Amanda Konyn

Veges and fruit free for the taking

For an organisation that is just four years old, Incredible Edible has transformed gardens around the globe from patches that grew flowers (more)

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Sharing ideas and tips

Julia Crosson and Katie Essler are hoping to turn the tide away from processed food one household at a time. The pair are the drivers of (more)

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Autumn show pulls full house

It was a full house at a fashionable fundraiser staged by Mid Canterbury Women’s Institute members at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre (more)


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The iconic clock tower building will open from the middle of this year.
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Bringing the Christchurch Arts Centre back to life

Five years down the track, millions of dollars and work hours that are impossible to count, but the Christchurch Arts Centre is now coming (more)

Warren and Marita Jowett are sad to leave Staveley behind as they head off to Dunedin.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Eco-warriors moving on

Conservationist and eco-tourism operators Warren and Marita Jowett are off to Dunedin, leaving behind over 40 years’ association with the (more)

Alexander Bain

‘My very clever uncle’

Ashburton man Peter Bain has a claim to fame that few can match – he has an ancestor who changed the course of history.   He talks to (more)

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