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Health clinic ‘overwhelmed’

The free Ashburton health clinic has closed after becoming a victim of its own success, with demand (more)

Track needs cash injection

Ready to roll (from left) Clive Legg, Alex Jaine, Leila Bain and Shirley Whiting enjoying Lake Hood’s new track.

More money is needed to keep Lake Hood’s pavement project on (more)

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The cost of Ashburton’s new stadium and pool complex has just (more)

Consistency key for Bailie

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Ashburton’s Bailie Perriton completed a weekend of top three (more)


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Crazy, young energy on stage

A visiting live band will play at Flour Babies’ opening performance on Friday after an eleventh hour discovery by the show’s (more)

Spring is sprung . . .

For youngsters from Methven’s Porse daycare, the daffodils in Ashburton Domain provided a great playground yesterday. Isaac Stewart (more)

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Students check building progress

Ashburton Borough School five-year-olds Neil Zhong, Olivia Stevenson and Breanna Colvin got to hang out in principal Sam Winterbourn’s future (more)


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Big match for ex-pats

Mid Canterbury products meet in the ITM cup tonight when Southland host Tasman. New Zealand Sevens representative Mark Jackman has retained (more)

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Consistency key for Bailie

Ashburton’s Bailie Perriton completed a weekend of top three finishes at the latest round of the Australasian Superbike Championship (more)

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Tight finish in Holmes Cup

Ashburton lifted the Holmes Cup on their home course in the Aorangi South Canterbury men’s pennants finals on Sunday. Ashburton had (more)


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Building a plan to encourage more New Zealanders to become involved in work in the dairy industry (from left) Andrew Walne (Aoraki Polytechnic), Rob Brawley (Grow Mid Canterbury), Andrea Leslie (Aoraki Polytechnic) and Leo Shen and Nick Montague (Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise).

Making dairy jobs more attractive

The longterm sustainability of dairy farming in the Ashburton District relies on getting more Kiwis into the industry’s workforce, says (more)

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Promoting NZ in South America

Mid Canterbury farmers Craige and Roz Mackenzie gave a fascinating insight into South American agriculture in a recently- released report, (more)

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Don’t lose sight of the goal

  Fresh water is this country’s greatest natural asset, no-one will argue with you there except in election year. In the process (more)


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Students check building progress

Ashburton Borough School five-year-olds Neil Zhong, Olivia Stevenson and Breanna Colvin got to hang out in principal Sam Winterbourn’s future (more)

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School takes part in civic service

Allenton School Year 6 students (from left) Jack Gibson, Megan Harrison, Emily Milner and Harry Preston came to Thursday’s Winz shooting (more)

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Serenity embraces bald

Fourteen-year-old Serenity Timothy, getting her hair shaved by Megan Roberts, drew members of the Ashburton community together with music, food (more)


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Vandalism selfishness

Vandalism is considered a low-grade crime, but there is nothing low grade about the impact it is has on our community. It leaves our (more)

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Letters to the Editor, September 17, 2014

Roads Whilst having some appreciation for the cost of roads and their maintenance, it has to be said that some of the surface break-ups (more)

Andrew Dalziel

Rent case costly, but useful

The Ashburton District Council owns 142 investment properties. Sixteen of them include rural land that excludes improvements (more)


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There’s a lot of archiving goin’ on

People having been asking when the new museum is going to open. From the outside it looks ready to go. We even have parking spaces for (more)

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EcoBoost way of the future

During my formative years in Dunedin, one of the guys in our flat had a mate Doug. Doug’s family clearly had a few dollars, for he (more)

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Keeping orphans warm in Eastern Europe

Mrs Anderson, Joy Hopwood and Dorothy Banks were among the Mid Canterbury volunteers who took time to help bale up and package hand knitted (more)


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Electric tractors were short-lived

From the time it was formed in 1921 the Ashburton Electric Power Board, under the direction of its engineer-secretary H. G. Kemp, expanded (more)

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When elections relied on billboards

Most people will have noticed the election signs dotted around the place. Some people will be swayed by what they hear and read but many (more)

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A picture paints a thousand words

I wonder why this image was taken, it is obviously a family group, but the faces of the some of the sitters seem to suggest they really (more)


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Battle of Britain church service

The Battle of Britain Sunday will be commemorated at a special church service at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church this weekend. The (more)

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Club news, September 11, 2014

Ashburton Rose Group The monthly meeting of the Ashburton Rose Group was held at Ashfords Craft Shop on Wednesday 13 August at 2pm for a look (more)

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Community news – September 4, 2014

Allenton Outdoor Bowling Club Great! Nearly the start of the new season.  A reminder that opening day is 13 September so mark it on the (more)


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Ashburton Abroad – Brendon Argyle – September 15, 2014

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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Stadium sneak peek

In less than six months Ashburton’s long awaited stadium and aquatic complex, the EA Networks Centre will be completed. With the building (more)

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Ashburton Abroad – Allan Hill 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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