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Hollywood here we come!

Hollywood beckons for four talented Mid Canterbury teenagers, who have qualified to compete in the World (more)

Smart watering at marae

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An efficient new watering system should be installed at the (more)

Three-week kitset home

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Last week a shipping container arrived on a back section on (more)

Cafe option abandoned

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After months of trying to find a tenant for its café in the (more)

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Smart watering at marae

An efficient new watering system should be installed at the Hakatere Marae before Christmas. Volunteers have struggled to keep young (more)

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Three-week kitset home

Last week a shipping container arrived on a back section on Cambridge Street; by early December the contents of that container will have (more)

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Cafe option abandoned

After months of trying to find a tenant for its café in the Ashburton art and heritage centre, the Ashburton District Council has given (more)

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Ben Brisbane-bound

Ben Mably will be Brisbane-bound in January to continue his journeyed cricket career with either Wynnum Manly District or South Brisbane (more)

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Cup quest starts today

Mid Canterbury will begin their quest for a second Hawke Cup triumph today against South Canterbury in Timaru. Bevan Ravenscroft’s side (more)

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Hammers face hard road

The Mid Canterbury Sevens team were put through their paces at Devon Park on Thursday evening in a final training session ahead of the South (more)

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Calf sale again successful

A calf sale at Tinwald has helped top up the coffers of the Ashburton branch of the IHC for another year. Local farmers had raised 180 (more)

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El Nino here till next spring

The current El Nino weather pattern is likely to haunt Mid Canterbury farmers well into next spring, according to Blue Skies Weather creator (more)

Norm Carr sorts out rams for next month’s sale.
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Rams to go under the hammer

More than 100 rams will go under the hammer at Norm and Margaret Carrs’ property next month. It is the third year the Carrs have teamed (more)

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Bring a global touch

Emma Hewett’s new life in her bustling Ashburton classroom is a far cry from her recent experiences living in a city surrounded by (more)

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Review frustrates principals

Mid Canterbury principals are frustrated that a proposed education review has been sprung on them so close to the end of the year. Education (more)

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Parking restrictions debated

A proposal for parking restrictions around Ashburton Borough School will not affect employees of nearby businesses, Ashburton District Council (more)

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Sue Newman

Solutions needed for social housing

The need for homes for people who struggle to find affordable accommodation continues to be the topic of the moment. Debate around the (more)

Hanne Nielsen

The West Island

Being a Kiwi living in Aussie can sometimes be hard work. People are constantly telling you how much they love those “fush and (more)

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The Campbells are coming, hurrah!

Monday is a day of great importance to me because it is St Andrew’s Day, Patron Saint of Scotland, and I worship at St Andrew’s and my (more)

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Which diet will I choose this week?

Now, should I do the Atkins diet? Intermittent fasting? The No-Sugar Diet? Weight Watchers? Paleo? The ones that test your blood type? (more)

Linda Johnson never planned on working with the deceased, but now feels right at home.

Dealing in grief

Linda Johnson never imagined she would end up dealing in death, but after 24 years she feels right at home. After starting as a catering (more)


Is movin’ on always a good thing?

  The pile of boxes in my shed is growing as we pack my mother up to move off the family farm. It’s no easy task. There’s (more)

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Seeing the light

I often mention how museum objects require special treatment, how such things as temperature and humidity can damage items (more)

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Delivering the news . . .

Sometimes, images we receive just cry out to be shared, even though we may not have that much information to go with them. Recently, we were (more)

Ashburton Hospital about the time William Grace and James Ure were patients for an extended time.

Long stays in hospital, but why?

One task some of the volunteers do at the Ashburton Museum is indexing archival material, such as old registers. The advantage of this (more)

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Ready to ramble

Dozens of people are expected to enjoy a day out at the Ashburton County Lions Garden Ramble on Saturday and Sheila Shearer (above) has been (more)

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)

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Organs on borrowed time

Ashburton’s three main pipe organs have provided music in their town churches for generations. But the instruments are not in the (more)

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Workhorses find new niche

Because of his lifelong interest in commercial vehicles, Ron Galletly is pleased the significance of these is recognised in vintage motoring (more)

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Did Watson get a fair go?

As a fresh cub reporter, Nadine Porter ended up working in the Marlborough Express newsroom at the same time as the murder investigation (more)

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