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New role for Winz building

Ashburton’s Winz building, the scene of a double homicide in September, is likely to become a new home for (more)

It’s showtime!

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Today the gates will be thrown open on an event which (more)

‘Closed’ signs up tonight

Brian Collins will retire when the franchise closes.

Don’t go looking for NZ Post in Allenton tomorrow, it won’t be (more)

Lightning out of the blocks

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Jenna Borthwick, 11, jumps out of the blocks at the Ashburton (more)


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New role for Winz building

Ashburton’s Winz building, the scene of a double homicide in September, is likely to become a new home for Ashburton’s Community (more)

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It’s showtime!

Today the gates will be thrown open on an event which traditionally attracts thousands of exhibitors and spectators to the Ashburton A&P (more)

Brian Collins will retire when the franchise closes.

‘Closed’ signs up tonight

Don’t go looking for NZ Post in Allenton tomorrow, it won’t be there; don’t go looking for KiwiBank either, it’s gone too. While the (more)


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Lightning out of the blocks

Jenna Borthwick, 11, jumps out of the blocks at the Ashburton Junior Athletics at the Ashburton Domain on Wednesday. It was the club’s (more)

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Meads Cup final in pictures

2014 Meads Cup Final Mid Canterbury v Buller in (more)

Ashburton Jion International Karate Dojo Dragons (from left) Jessica Windhorst, Tamzyn Barnes and Alyssa Jones with their gold medals.

Karate medals for locals

Nineteen Ashburton students were among more than 120 karate exponents competing at last weekend’s Otago-Southland championships, and most (more)


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Steak will be a rare  - and expensive – menu item, says Braided Rivers head chef Dean Robinson as a 20 per cent rise in the price of beef is signalled next month.
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Beef prices set to rise

Rising beef prices might be a win for cattle farmers but consumers will be paying big dollars shortly if they want to enjoy a good (more)

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Growing the bee business

Bees have become big business for Midlands Seed. The seed industry giant built a relationship with bees based around pollination; honey (more)

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MP wraps up local tour

Economic Development and Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce wound up his visit to the Methven district with a tour of South (more)


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Teenager Olivia Brown is following her dreams of one day singing opera in Italy.
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Olivia sets her sights on Italy

Seventeen-year-old Ashburton soprano Olivia Brown has dreams of performing Italian opera in Italy. The possibilities may not be out of (more)

Peter Livingstone

Primary athletic stakes

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Primary Athletic Stakes. This annual event is a crowd pleaser with all ages and a great family day (more)

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Getting the message across

The smokefree message popped up around Ashburton College yesterday, thanks to the creative designs of college students. A competition run (more)


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Ageing gracefully . . .

I had a birthday yesterday. I hit an age where I probably should be seriously thinking about growing up. An age that you aren’t (more)

Peter Livingstone

Primary athletic stakes

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Primary Athletic Stakes. This annual event is a crowd pleaser with all ages and a great family day (more)

Stu Oldham

Focused on flag’s future

A promise is a promise, but the Government’s commitment to kick-off public discussion about the future of our national flag is shaping up (more)


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Motoring – Fun rally to raise funds

All four of us, Pam and David Hamilton and Marlene and I were looking forward to it. As soon as we heard about the St Stephen’s Church Car (more)

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Gearing up for summer-time fun

Ashburton District Council parks and recreation staff have had an icky job on their hands this week. They’ve been doing the annual clean-up (more)

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Motoring – In our own backyard

For two Sunday afternoons in a row we’ve had the opportunity to do some impromptu motoring. Both experiences had several things in (more)


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Washing was hard work

We know nothing about this image except for the photographer’s name and the fact it was taken in Ashburton. Who was the buxom woman and (more)

Memoriam cards were once sent out to people who had attended funerals. This one, dated 1901, is for Herbert Reader Steel, an Ashburton businessman, who died aged 37.

Little known about funerals of past

While death was a regular visitor to Victorian and Edwardian homes, we have very little evidence of funerals. As today, the local (more)

The Tinwald Hotel on the corner of Archibald Street and Grahams Road.

Eagle Eye Lagan catches murderer

Michael Lagan was a publican with keen powers of observation and a keen sense of duty. Publican of the Tinwald Hotel, situated at the (more)


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Club news, October 30, 2014

Ashburton County Lions Guests and members were welcomed to the recent meeting of Ashburton County Lions Club by President Jan (more)

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Club News – October 22, 2014

Age Concern Ashburton Age Concern presented the second of their three seminars to up skill mature drivers on Wednesday October 16 at the (more)

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Club news, October 16, 2014

Ashburton Musical Club Ashburton Musical Club held the final concert for the year on Saturday October 11. The Annual Scholarship of $600 was (more)


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Amber Stratford is looking forward to celebrating North American holidays like Halloween in Canada.

Ashburton Abroad – Amber Stratford in Canada

In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week (more)

Renee Lusk and her partner Danny now have their feet firmly planted in Danny’s home city of Brisbane.

Ashburton Abroad – Renee Lusk in Australia

In most corners of the world, an Ashburton person can be found. So the Guardian’s Erin Tasker decided to track some of them down. This week (more)

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Motoring – Ford Mustang still an icon

When Richard Gluyas was in Ashburton last weekend two 50th anniversaries were on his mind. Richard was here to enjoy lunch with other (more)

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Farming October

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