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Speedsters getting message

The number of speeding tickets issued to Mid/South Canterbury motorists dropped by 33 per cent in (more)

Bradfords win contract

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A local construction firm has come out on top and been awarded the (more)

Golden girl at Maadi

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Veronica Wall won gold and broke a course record in the process (more)

Rowers eye Maadi medals

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Ashburton College rowers enjoyed a successful day at Lake Karapiro (more)


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Speedsters getting message

The number of speeding tickets issued to Mid/South Canterbury motorists dropped by 33 per cent in January. Police launched a road safety (more)

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Bradfords win contract

A local construction firm has come out on top and been awarded the tender for the redevelopment of the Ashburton Hospital. The $8.7 million (more)

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Demolition date for sexton’s house

For close to a century a large wooden house has been standing guard over those who have their final resting place in the Ashburton (more)


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Steve Devereux

Crunch time at the G

We’re in the World Cup cricket final on Sunday, but it’s taken quite a while to get there. Lots of fits and starts, promising (more)

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Golden girl at Maadi

Veronica Wall won gold and broke a course record in the process at the Maadi Cup National secondary schools’ rowing regatta at Lake (more)

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Big day on speedway track

You name it and it will probably be racing at the Ashburton Speedway this weekend. It is set to be a big day on the dirt with the (more)


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Fred Hoekstra discusses hoof trimming at the Veehof Dairy Services site, at South Island Agricultural Field Days in Kirwee.      
Photo Michelle Nelson

Praise for new Kirwee site

Innovation is in the spotlight at the South Island Agricultural Field Days under way on a bigger site in Kirwee for the first time this (more)

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Cull cattle selling well

Cull cattle are selling well at a recently-established weekly prime dairy cattle sale at the Tinwald saleyards. PGG Wrightson livestock rep (more)

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Deadly cattle tick found in Mid Canty herd

Cattle ticks carrying a potentially deadly parasite have been discovered in a Mid Canterbury dairy herd. Theileria, a blood borne parasite (more)


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Law and Order Nursery Rhyme Unit (NRU) actors  and Mount Hutt College pupils (from left) Rhys Fitzgerald, Charlie Jackson, Emily Talbot, Cameron McLeod, Simon Harford, Brooke Sandys and Mikaeli Lalor will bring the comedy to the stage in Term 2.
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A ‘whole theatre experience’

Mount Hutt College’s upcoming play will present a “whole theatre experience”, says its producer Lisa Ponweiser. The head of faculty (more)

Grant McMillan

App deals to roading problems

A phone app that is being developed by Ashburton College students could change the way roading problems are dealt with by the Ashburton (more)

Fairton School students recently visited the Ashburton Museum where they undertook a study on Anzac Day with South Canterbury museum educator Keely Kroening. A soldier’s hat was met with keen interest from the students. 
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Visitors on track to set a new high

The new Ashburton Museum is smashing old visitor records and is on track to set a new high by the end of the year. The museum opened in (more)


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Steve Devereux

Crunch time at the G

We’re in the World Cup cricket final on Sunday, but it’s taken quite a while to get there. Lots of fits and starts, promising (more)

Stu Oldham

Winston casts a long shadow

Suddenly, Northland does not seem too far from Mid Canterbury. The Northland by-election looks set to do more than fill a vacant seat – (more)

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Letters to the Editor March 27 2015

Waste contract Through your column Wastebusters would like to give their reaction to the council decision to roll the waste contract for (more)


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Rakaia’s finest gardens

Mischievious blackbirds have been no match for the gardening efforts of Pam Dolan. Her Cridland Street section took out the premier award (more)

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Top gardeners – again

Daphne and Jim Allison won their first Ashburton garden competition when the youngest of their three children was 15 months. Today, that (more)

Bernard Egan, motoring correspondent

Edendale a vintage destination

When Roger Hart invited me to navigate for him on the Vintage Car Club Annual Rally he didn’t have to ask twice. Roger said we’d be (more)


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Immortalised on paper: 100 years of the Methven Show

As preparations were made for the 100th Methven A&P Show last year, members had another project they were working on behind the scenes. It (more)

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Even humble objects could look beautiful

This object dates from the late 1800s. Made in England it is largely walnut, but also features a marble top. Judging by the materials used (more)

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Wooden rollers bring back memories

Wooden rollers, as shown here, always bring back memories for me, as they were the very first item I catalogued as a very young and (more)


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Ashburton’s Mark Cherry will be among up to 200 Heroes for Hope at the Relay for Life this weekend.
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Survivor celebrating life

After battling cancer and coming through a “horrible” treatment regime, Ashburton’s Mark Cherry is looking forward to walking (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)

Glenn Vallender said receiving an Ashburton District Council Community Honour Award made him want to nominate others – so they too can be acknowledged for their efforts.
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Mr Vallender humbled by award

From teaching, to volunteering at the Ashburton Museum and being a part of St John it is no wonder Glenn Vallender is one of eight (more)


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