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Firemen brave a gutbuster

Ryan Dynes was struggling to walk today. The Rakaia firefighter was among 10 Mid Canterbury (more)

Soundproofing the boards

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Methven’s skate ramp is to be soundproofed, to stop noise annoying (more)

Snowfall ensures dream start

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Fifty centimetres of new snow at Mt Hutt over the weekend and (more)

‘Think about your kids’

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Think about your kids, is the message to Mid Canterbury smokers on (more)

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Soundproofing the boards

Methven’s skate ramp is to be soundproofed, to stop noise annoying neighbours. The skate ramp was installed in Chambers Park and has (more)

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Firemen brave a gutbuster

Ryan Dynes was struggling to walk today. The Rakaia firefighter was among 10 Mid Canterbury firefighters who ran up 1103 steps at the Sky (more)

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Snowfall ensures dream start

Fifty centimetres of new snow at Mt Hutt over the weekend and more predicted in the lead-up to opening day on June 10 has skiers and (more)


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Roosters crowing

Longbeach Boys’ and Rowdy Roosters took out their respective Mid Canterbury Basketball intermediate finals at the EA Networks Centre (more)

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Concussion a serious issue

Mid Canterbury rugby referees who officiate under-18 fixtures will attend a formal training session in Christchurch on Thursday evening (more)

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Hampstead machine rolls on

All four senior men’s and women’s teams were in action in their respective Mid-South Canterbury hockey first division fixtures on (more)


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Angus Thomas is angling to become the 2016 Rural Bachelor of the Year.
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Angus’ quest for the Golden Gumboot

Te Pirita dairy farmer Angus Thomas is set to throw his rubber gumboot into the ring in the hope of winning a golden one. The (more)

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It’s Gypsy Day again

The impact of the dairy downturn is not expected to have knock-on effect on Mid Canterbury schools this Gypsy Day. Traditionally on June (more)

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Feds take rural health seriously

Staying healthy on-farm is not just about meeting health and safety requirements. Having a healthy mind is even more vital, especially (more)


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Going green for St John

Brooklyn Aberhart, 4, from Rising Stars Preschool checks out an oxygen mask during a visit from Shayne Cockburn of the St John in Schools (more)

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It’s Gypsy Day again

The impact of the dairy downturn is not expected to have knock-on effect on Mid Canterbury schools this Gypsy Day. Traditionally on June (more)

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Budget brings new classrooms

Two Mid Canterbury schools will benefit from an increase in school property funding announced in this year’s budget. Carew Peel Forest (more)


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Nothing to fear from Gypsy Day

Tomorrow heralds the official beginning of winter, which coincides with Gypsy Day for dairy farming families. It’s a tradition those (more)

Discouraged Farmer

Feds take rural health seriously

Staying healthy on-farm is not just about meeting health and safety requirements. Having a healthy mind is even more vital, especially (more)

Amy Adams

Trades training boost great for Canterbury

One of the good news stories from last week’s Budget for local employers and local young people is the Government’s announcement of an (more)


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Silent sophistication

It’s likely the majority of owners of Lexus’ latest medium/large sized, sharp looking luxury hybrid SUV, the RX450h, won’t venture (more)

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Farming worms

The Back to Basics team is back in YOU magazine giving us helpful tips to live life in a more natural, sustainable, cost-effective way. Details (more)

Kerry Lysaght

Autumn fare

True to form the weather during May is like a roller-coaster, one minute warm, the next cold enough so that we find ourselves huddled around the (more)


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New resource for house researchers

The museum has recently completed a large project which saw the collating of records from the local architect William ‘Billy’ Thomas (more)

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Helping you uncover the secrets of your house

Ashburton residents will be able to find out a little more about their homes at a workshop next month. The Ashburton Museum will be (more)

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Researching your house

Have you ever wondered who has lived in your house? When it was built or altered? Who was the builder, architect or owner? Or what the (more)


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Methven starting to fizz

Snow on Mt Hutt has heightened skiers’ anticipation of the new season on the Mid Canterbury skifield. The skifield is busy making snow (more)

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Living land bank for domain

Forest and Bird would like to turn part of the Ashburton Domain into a living museum of plants that once covered Mid Canterbury but are now (more)

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Ashburton meets safe air standards

Timaru might have the unhealthy title of having the “worst level of air pollution” in Oceania, but Ashburton’s winter air just 80km up the (more)


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