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Stolen rings recovered

Tens of thousands of good Samaritans on social media have helped reunite an Ashburton man with his late (more)

Last of the holidays . . .

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Damien Green, 10, was one of many keen skaters who celebrated the (more)

Software ‘giant step forward’

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To the borrower it will be business as usual, but for staff and (more)

Netball’s new era

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Netball is heading into unknown territory this year with the move (more)


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Last of the holidays . . .

Damien Green, 10, was one of many keen skaters who celebrated the end of the school holidays at the Ashburton Skate Jam yesterday. The (more)

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Duncan on path to success

This time last year Canterbury teen Duncan McIntyre was a high school dropout whose ambition in life was to get a job at Video Ezy; today he (more)

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Software ‘giant step forward’

To the borrower it will be business as usual, but for staff and Ashburton library members using online services, the new Kotui software (more)


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Netball’s new era

Netball is heading into unknown territory this year with the move to covered hardwood floors and mid-week matches. Last year Mid (more)

Steve Devereux

Production line breaks down

This week we saw a machine break down, one that has been working with the efficiency of an unbreakable diesel engine for decades. That (more)

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Crusaders crash to clinical Chiefs

The Chiefs easily recovered from the first-half loss of Aaron Cruden to secure a memorable double over the Crusaders in Christchurch last (more)


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David Clark

Winterfeed warning

Failure to secure winterfeed will have far reaching consequences, an industry spokesman says. Federated Farmers’ South Island vice (more)

Rick Powdrell

Traction with the tractor

Those people who attended one of the recent rural fieldays, at Dargaville, Feilding or Kirwee would have seen the Police Tractor. This (more)

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Infant formula plant planned

Dairy goats could become a big dollar earner for the Ashburton District, with a company investing millions of dollars in establishing a goat (more)


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Chris Murphy

Education boost “playing politics”

The Government’s announcement of a $244 million boost for the education sector has been slammed by critics as “playing (more)

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Wall aims high

The excitement is building for Ashburton’s Veronica Wall ahead of this weekend’s South Island under 18 rowing regatta. The (more)


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Stu Oldham

Obesity epidemic

Sage advice and a dose of personal responsibility will do little to stop New Zealand from waddling its tubby-old way toward becoming the (more)

Hanne Nielsen

It’s Shrek v Shaun . . .

Tasmania is often the butt of jokes for those from the Australian “mainland’’ – rumoured to be home of the hillbillies with two (more)

Sue Newman

Dairy prices hurting us all

If you hear bad news often enough, the shock factor disappears. Think back to when dairy prices first started tumbling. The global (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 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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When tax was paid in stamps

With the effects of the world-wide depression being felt in New Zealand the Unemployment Amendment Act 1931 was introduced. One of the (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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