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Violent gang stoush

Ten people armed with axes, baseball bats, and golf clubs, were arrested following a violent gang brawl (more)

Supermarket rides digital wave

The electronic tags are easy to update, easy to see and ultimately save paper.

One Mid Canterbury supermarket has become the first of its kind (more)

Talented kids shine

Ashburton Intermediate School pupils (from left) Georgie Cartney, 11, Ellie Lawn, 11, and Caitlin Blackwell, 12, are among 35 Mid Canterbury youngsters gearing up for the Ashburton Society of the Performing Arts competitions.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

For over 90 years, the Ashburton Society of the Performing Arts (more)

Methven storms home

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Methven stormed home in the final quarter to win last night’s (more)


Biodiversity officer needed

A fulltime biodiversity officer is required to protect sensitive areas in the Ashburton district, a Forest & Bird spokesperson (more)

Steve Prescott

Events lucrative for district

Out of town tournaments at Ashburton’s EA Networks Centre will pump millions of dollars each year into the Ashburton District’s economy, (more)

Andrew Little

Little criticises Govt over dairy

The government misled New Zealanders over the impact of the dairy downturn, estimated to cost the Ashburton District over $500 million this (more)

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Lads of 1995 remember vintage year

The Ashburton United football team of 1995 will reunite tomorrow evening before playing a friendly match against old rivals Collegiate at the (more)

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Hammers head to Wanganui

Mid Canterbury will take on Wanganui at Cooks Gardens in week two of the Heartland Championships tomorrow. The Hammers kicked off their (more)

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Methven storms home

Methven stormed home in the final quarter to win last night’s premier netball final 22-21 over Ashburton College. Right from the outset (more)

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ruth richardson

Fonterra ‘needs to change’

The New Zealand agricultural sector and Fonterra in particular must concentrate on premiums, have no room for commodities and need to take (more)

Deer Industry Board chairman Andy McFarlane and CEO Dan Coup talk to Canterbury and North Otago farmers about the future of deer markets.
Photo Nadine Porter

Potential new markets for NZ venison

Having all its eggs in the Euro basket is a risk issue for the New Zealand venison industry, but market divergence in the United States, (more)

Farmers will need to cut input expenses by 25 to 50 cents per kilogram.

The current global view

The latest ANZ agri focus report says although cuts in core expenditure seems inevitable this season it is not sustainable. The report (more)

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Chris Murphy

Safety laws may axe school camps

School camps could be axed and staff could refuse to take on management roles under controversial new health and safety rules, according to (more)

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Welcome makeover for reserve

Over 50 volunteers piled into 18 highly decorated vehicles descended on Longbeach School yesterday, to take part in a working-bee. The (more)

Peter Livingstone

Classroom learning is the best of all

Sue Newman can write what she wants and no-one is prepared to challenge her about it. That’s my opinion about the editorial she wrote (more)

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Phill Hooper

Nice kind of wake-up call

Boy did I get a slap in the face with the reality stick in the weekend! I had the honour of being MC and auctioneer (which I am no good (more)

Stu Oldham

Buy local, support locals

The age-old message to buy local is more important now than it has been for many years. There is no doubt parts of our economy are (more)

Nick Lindo

Govt in self-imposed downward spiral?

Over the years, John Key’s governments have shown a curiously masochistic tendency to involve themselves in self-inflicted embarrassment (more)

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Spring is just around the corner

With only one month to go before spring hits us, it is a good time to get prepared and organised for those of you that suffer from spring (more)

Pumpkin, almond and feta salad

The winter bounty

Albeit the garden is going through its rest period at this time of the year, it does still yield (miraculously, I might add) the fruits of our (more)

Libby and Ayaka try out a toboggan at the Staveley Ice Rink.

Rediscovering Canterbury

What’s red, sweaty, in pain and losing a lung like a sickly hogget? That would be me, after fellow mum (and the most organised person I (more)

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The former pavilion in the Ashburton Domain oval.

Pavilion 10 years in the making

Few major projects happen in Ashburton without extensive debate and often with heated exchanges. None would illustrate this more than a (more)

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Unseen, but essential . . .

I am still working through the county council material. I have waded through minutes and cash books and am now on to the “bitsy” end (more)

The first engine used to generate electricity in Ashburton – a single cylinder engine made by Tangyes of Birmingham

Piecing together electricity story

Sometimes, in historical research, the pieces of a jigsaw can just fall into place without having to search them out. That is what has (more)

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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. 
Photo Kate Spence

Staff members receive aged care qualifications

Staff members at Princes Court Dementia Care were recently acknowledged for receiving their aged care qualifications. Princes Court’s (more)

Mens Health

Transforming healthcare

    Ashburton will soon have its own integrated health alliance. Healthcare providers, leaders and professionals from within (more)

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No escape from the flu . . .

Flu season is fully under way in Mid Canterbury, with the virus affecting sufferers for over two weeks. Among those laid low this winter is (more)

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Our say on the flag

Ashburton College head girl Kate Whiting and head boy Lachlan Davidson want those aged under 18 to have more of a say in the new flag (more)

Bernard Egan, motoring correspondent

Classic attention-seeker

Hello, may I introduce myself? My name is Ruby and I’m the Elf which is currently residing in a certain neighbourhood. I’m a Riley (more)

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