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Anzac Day in Mid Canterbury

On a stunning autumn day thousands of Mid Cantabrians stood side by side to remember the sacrifices of (more)

Rugby results

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Results from Saturday April 25 Luisetti Seeds Combined (more)

Gurkhas special guests

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Ashburton College staff and students were joined by some special (more)

Ashburton hosts conference

Crop markers indicate  a fertiliser trial area within an existing potato crop. (Photo supplied)

Ashburton is set to host an international farming conference, (more)

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Anzac Day in Mid Canterbury

On a stunning autumn day thousands of Mid Cantabrians stood side by side to remember the sacrifices of those who fought in war. Returned (more)

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When Anzac hits home

Daniel William Lysaght was one of the Fallen Soldiers of Fairton who served overseas during World War One. The Guardian’s Caitlin Porter (more)

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Gurkhas special guests

Ashburton College staff and students were joined by some special guests as they held their Anzac service yesterday. Members of the First (more)

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Rugby results

Results from Saturday April 25 Luisetti Seeds Combined Competition: Senior Division 1 –   Section One Glenmark 25 v (more)

Steve Devereux

Money makes sport go round

How much money does it take to keep the wheels of world sport turning? Lots. And lots and lots more. Right now there’s some huge (more)

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Methven go five straight

Methven maintained their unbeaten status in the Combined Country Cup rugby competition with a 23-9 win over Burnham-Dunsandel-Irwell (BDI) on (more)

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Crop markers indicate  a fertiliser trial area within an existing potato crop. (Photo supplied)

Ashburton hosts conference

Ashburton is set to host an international farming conference, expected to attract more than 200 farmers. The World Wide Agriculture (WWA) (more)

Murray Elliot and Grant Henderson recall the glory days of the Farmall tractor.
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Machinery from a bygone era

Auction goers were treated to sights from a bygone era at a farm clearance sale in the Wakanui District yesterday. While old timers (more)

Kyle Watson, of James Doyle Contracting, harvests a wheat crop in a Wakanui paddock recently.
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Drought no harvest buster

The worst drought in a decade has not had a significant impact on Mid Canterbury’s grain harvest, Arable Industry Marketing Initiative (more)

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Drivers are being urged to remember the speed limit when passing school buses.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

A timely bus safety reminder for motorists

Motorists around Mid Canterbury are being urged to take care around buses as students head back to school. Drivers are legally required (more)

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Gurkhas show off weapons

Allenton School pupils had the chance to get up close and personal yesterday with an elite group of Nepalese soldiers. Members of the (more)

Chris Murphy

Room for improvement

Some Mid Canterbury schools have been found wanting when it comes to incorporating Maori culture in the classroom. The Education Review (more)

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Stu Oldham

Rembering the sacrifice

One hundred years ago today, thousands of New Zealand and Australian troops hit the beach on the Gallipoli Peninsula at a place soon known (more)

Felicity Stacey Clark

We’re all thumbs

I’ve spent most of my working life in communications, in one form or another, and while things have always moved slowly, in the past 25 (more)


Letters to the Editor, April 25 2015

Methven Castle The interesting article you had with Graham Marr being invited to witness the presentation of a new “Methven Tartan” (more)

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Two-wheeled celebrations

It wasn’t too long after motorcycles first appeared that people in Ashburton took up riding, and then 100 ago a group of local enthusiasts (more)

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Focus on body and soul

Wendy Ager and Cortney Watkins check out one of the stalls at Saturday’s Body and Soul Expo. The expo, which is organised by the (more)

Canterbury Highway Patrol Senior Sergeant Phil Newton provides a group of seniors with tips for safe driving during a seniors diving course in Ashburton.                                                                                Photo Donna Wylie

Course keeps older drivers safe

When a seminar attracts a full house with a waiting list of 16, its organisers know they’re on to a winner. And Ashburton’s seniors (more)

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The Hampstead peace oak in Friedlander Park in May 2012.

Where have all the peace oaks gone?

November 11, 1918, saw the end of fighting in World War One, but it did not see a declaration the war was actually over. That had to wait (more)

The Ashburton District Council has called for expressions of interest in the cafés at the Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre as well as the EA Networks Centre.

Let us look before you dump old treasures

It’s amazing what people tell you ‘in passing’. Either at meetings or over a cup of tea during the past few weeks I have been told (more)

The badge presented to Vivie Matthews at the time Lord Plunket visited Borough School.

Badge provides link to former Ashburton family

As a small child I can recall sitting for hours in the Oamaru racecourse awaiting the visit of the governor general. I can’t remember (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.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

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.
Photo Donna Wylie

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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Finding forgotten soldiers

They left the Methven area to fight for their country and lost their lives at Gallipoli. Three World War One soldiers, previously (more)


A personal connection

Anna Leask, from Methven, now a journalist with the New Zealand Herald, is heading to Gallipoli to cover the centenary of the Anzac landings. (more)

Four generations of the Lovett family (from left): Mitchell, John, Malcolm and Arthur (in photo). Malcolm and Mitchell are off to Gallipoli to commemorate the centenary of the Anzac landings.

Father, son Gallipoli bound

About 2000 New Zealanders will travel to Turkey this year to take part in services of commemoration on the beach at Anzac Cove and at the Chanuk (more)

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