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In memory of a sister

Breast Cancer Month is a time to raise awareness and support for women living with breast cancer but also (more)

Meads Cup results

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Mid Canterbury, who just got home 39-36 over North Otago will (more)

Teeming with tinsel

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Tis the season for ... wait ... it’s not the season, so why is (more)

Threshold claims dispute

Chris Murphy

Mid Canterbury community organisations could come under increasing (more)

Chris Murphy

Threshold claims dispute

Mid Canterbury community organisations could come under increasing pressure to work with at-risk youngsters, according to a local (more)

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Council spends $480k

More than $480,000 in ratepayer dollars has been spent over the past two years by the Ashburton District Council trimming private (more)


Local alcohol rules

Ashburton’s local alcohol policy (LAP), will take one giant step towards implementation next week. The plan, spelling out how, where (more)

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Meads Cup results

Mid Canterbury, who just got home 39-36 over North Otago will host Wanganui in their Meads Cup semi-final in Ashburton.   North (more)

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Promotion the main aim

After being relegated last season, 1st XI captain Kieran Hunt and his fellow year 13s are gunning for promotion to end their college cricket (more)

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Focus on the shield

Mid Canterbury coach Grant Keenan insisted his players are no longer mulling over last weekend’s loss to Horowhenua Kapiti, with the defence (more)

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Nadine Porter

The Farmer on holiday

The farmer on holiday is quite something and requires much manhandling to make it happen. “I’m too busy,” or “we can’t afford (more)

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The latest ‘Rakaia flier’

In keeping with family tradition a young fella from Rakaia has taken the senior title at this year’s New Zealand Merino Shearing (more)

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Tight budgets will affect PKE decisions

Fonterra is asking farmers to lighten up on palm kernel expeller (PKE) use to “future proof” the country’s reputation as a pasture-based (more)

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What’s ahead for our schools

Mid Canterbury is a district that is constantly changing, growing and adapting. From burgeoning school rolls and an increasingly (more)

Chris Murphy

Funding system slammed

Plans to fund schools based on student achievement will put the government on a slippery slope, according to a Mid Canterbury (more)

Wakanui School pupils check out the location of their forthcoming school camp to Waitangi.
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Heading off the beaten track for camp

A group of Wakanui School pupils are heading to the birthplace of modern New Zealand for a slightly unusual school camp. Sightseeing, (more)

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Daisy Hudson

Thanks for sharing your stories

A few weeks ago a budding young reporter at Hinds School asked me what I liked the most about my job. “Getting to share people’s (more)

Steve Devereux

Aussies stealing RWC thunder

Typical Aussies. They’re supposed to be sitting quietly at home with their eskies, watching all the sporting drama from the other side (more)


Letters to the Editor, October 10 2015

Bookarama success We write to extend a huge thank you to the Ashburton community for the extraordinary support the Rotary Club of (more)

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Kerry Lysaght

Kiwi favourites

Spring has finally arrived, although someone should let Mother Nature in on the news! The weather during September is notoriously crazy, (more)

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Women and their bodies

Body images through the decades Body image and the way young women view themselves has constantly changed and evolved from decade to (more)

Jaylen Booth was once a fussy eater, but with the help of an occupational therapist he now eats a wide variety of foods, including raw broccoli.

Children and food wars

Having a child refuse to eat at the dinner table can be among the most stressful situations a parent endures. For some mothers the idyllic (more)

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Serious train crashes at Rakaia

More than 100 years ago Rakaia was the scene of two of the more serious train crashes in the history of railways in New Zealand up to that (more)

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Can you identify these houses?

The Ashburton Museum recently received a collection of glass plate negatives taken by a professional photographer based in Rakaia. Harry (more)


A tale of two vets

Ashburton Museum has in its collection a small wooden display case, painted white and bearing the legend “J.P. McLeod, Phone 441, (more)

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Mens Health

Good, but things could be better

In the wake of Relationships Aotearoa’s closure a new provider has stepped up to provide anger management services. The national (more)

Dementia Carers upskill as part of the CDHB’s Walking in Another’s Shoes. Back row: Jiya Varghese (clinical manager), Georgina Black, Andrea Mitchell (regional manager), Mele Mahoni, Estela Lopez, Mele Vaipulu. Front row: Khushali Patel, Tatiana Vallejo, Manea Yala Ngutu. 
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Aged care qualifications

Staff members at Princes Court Dementia Care were recently acknowledged for receiving their aged care qualifications. Princes Court’s (more)

Mens Health

Transforming healthcare

    Ashburton will soon have its own integrated health alliance. Healthcare providers, leaders and professionals from within (more)

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