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Businesses feeling pinch

    The double whammy of a drought and a lower than forecast dairy payout has left some (more)

Ray of hope for farmers

Niwa’s autumn forecast represents a ray of light for drought-struck farmers.
Photo Joseph Johnson

Niwa’s seasonal climate outlook for autumn is bringing the hope (more)

Fears for lost dog

Three-year-old Connor Stackhouse holds a photo of missing family pet Tara (front).

A Tinwald family fear their much-loved pet has been stolen – (more)

Young Hammer amongst All Blacks

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Mid Canterbury’s Seta Koroitamana has been given a start for (more)


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Rob Brawley SQ

Businesses feeling pinch

    The double whammy of a drought and a lower than forecast dairy payout has left some Mid Canterbury businesses feeling (more)

Niwa’s autumn forecast represents a ray of light for drought-struck farmers.
Photo Joseph Johnson

Ray of hope for farmers

Niwa’s seasonal climate outlook for autumn is bringing the hope of rain for drought-struck Mid Canterbury. Farmers who have come (more)

Three-year-old Connor Stackhouse holds a photo of missing family pet Tara (front).

Fears for lost dog

A Tinwald family fear their much-loved pet has been stolen – and have put up $1000 for its safe return. Tara, a seven-year-old purebred (more)


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Young Hammer amongst All Blacks

Mid Canterbury’s Seta Koroitamana has been given a start for the Crusaders Knights today when All Black Kieran Read returns to action (more)

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Fast track suits qualifiers

The four horse field negotiate the home straight in Indian file on the first lap of the Qualifying Mobile Pace that had Franco Cristiano (more)

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Turf comes back to life

The hockey turf is starting to come alive. As well as the introductory Small Sticks programme twice a week, club and school teams are (more)


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Peter Etheridge and Lyndon Webb teamed up with other members of the Greenstreet Irrigators Group to save Spring Creek.

Farmers work together to save creek

Peter Etheridge is passionate about wildlife. So much so, when this summer’s drought threatened to shut down the creek flowing through his (more)

Ben Curry

RDR’s mega water storage plan

A $120 million irrigation water storage facility proposed for Mid Canterbury would be filled from the Rangitata River using an existing (more)

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Irrigators switching off

As the summer drought bites, a growing number of Mid Canterbury farmers are within days of switching off their irrigators as they reach the (more)


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Ashburton College’s Sam Hall took three wickets against Timaru Boys' High School.
Photo Joseph Johnson

College down TBHS to advance

The Ashburton College 1st XI got revenge on Timaru Boys’ High School as they advanced to the next stage of the Gillette Cup knockout (more)

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Swimmers’ skills on show

Ashburton Intermediate student Kris Lay hits the water at the Ashburton Community Pool yesterday for the school’s annual swimming (more)


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Stu Oldham

Basic safety expectations

Everyone has the right to go to work knowing they will be home safely at the end of their shift. They deserve protection from expected (more)

Andrew Dalziel

LIMs going online

If you are thinking about buying a property, it’s strongly recommended that you get a Land Information Memorandum before finalising the (more)

Stu Oldham

Hold please on plain tobacco packaging

A plain packaging law for tobacco products should stay on hold until the Government can be sure it will not prompt a costly and drawn out (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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William Lill was Ashburton’s first bridge keeper.photo supplied

Left – Clara Taylor married William Lill in 1876, in what was the first wedding to be held in an Ashburton church.
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Lill’s celebrate their history

Lill family members gathered in Ashburton to commemorate 150 years since their ancestors first came to New Zealand. Guardian reporter Susan (more)

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Images of ‘doing’ charity

There will be a lot of activities and events in connection with  the Great (or First) War during the next few years as we commemorate and (more)

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Stories a snapshot in time

The story behind some of the  Ashburton District’s most notable heritage buildings has been recorded and will become part of the (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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Polo a life-long passion

When Emmet O’Sullivan received a letter from the Governor-General asking if he would accept nomination as a member of the New Zealand (more)


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