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Meads Cup champions

The Mid Canterbury Hammers made it back-to-back championships when they travelled to Westport to take on (more)

Riders praise skills course

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Seasoned motorcycle riders gained valuable riding skills this (more)

80 minutes from glory

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Mid Canterbury’s Andrew Smith is hoping his good run of form (more)

Medifab on the move

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One of Ashburton’s big business achievers, Medifab, could be (more)


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Meads Cup champions

The Mid Canterbury Hammers made it back-to-back championships when they travelled to Westport to take on the unbeaten Buller today, with the (more)

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Riders praise skills course

Seasoned motorcycle riders gained valuable riding skills this week after taking part in the RideForever motorcycle training session. The (more)

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Turning stone into art

Some of the South Island’s best carvers will be working in Ashburton over the next few weeks, turning large pieces of stone into works of (more)


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090814-JL_012Gary Redmond HammersFeature

Meads Cup champions

The Mid Canterbury Hammers made it back-to-back championships when they travelled to Westport to take on the unbeaten Buller today, with the (more)

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Big test for Lauren

It’s hard to imagine Hinds cyclist Lauren Ellis having a bigger priority in the week before she makes her return to international track (more)

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Best of luck, says Robbie

The most successful coach in Super Rugby has a simple message for the Mid Canterbury rugby team ahead of today’s Meads Cup final: “good luck (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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‘Brilliant time’ for NZ businesses

Mid Canterbury businesses are struggling to get skilled staff, and changing the immigration point system could help them, says Minister of (more)

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Unusual farm visitor

Staff on a coastal Dorie dairy farm had a surprise visitor yesterday in the form of a wandering seal. Farmer Gretchen McGuire said the (more)


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Cuddles all round on pet day

Four legged friends in all shapes and sizes converged on Chertsey School yesterday for the combined schools’ annual pet day. Pupils (more)

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Good support for fundraiser

Ashburton teenager Jordyn Love (left) collects fundraising money from Mayfield School pupils Olivia Mckenzie and Meg Schmack yesterday after (more)

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Musical talent showcased

Ashburton College’s musical talent was on display on Wednesday night when it held its Red Carpet Night at the Ashburton Trust Event (more)


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The unpalatable option

The Police Association is whistling in the wind if it thinks cautious politicians and police managers are ready to let all cops routinely (more)

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The jewel in our crown

No two ways about it, the Ashburton Domain is the jewel in Ashburton’s crown and it is wonderful to see it celebrated in print after 150 (more)

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Letters to the Editor, October 25 2014

Hydroslide Seems to me that building a pool complex without a hydroslide is like building a car without an engine! This is what will (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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X-factor a winner

Meet the BMW X4 35d - whose unusual looks, especially the sloping rear roof-line, you’ll be unlikely to forget. But then you’d also (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 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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Club News October 9 2014

Ashburton Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club The night was very well attended with old members returning and visitors coming to enjoy another (more)


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