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Drivers had to negotiate icy roads around the airport for a short time yesterday. The hail shredded vulnerable crops in the area.

Hail batters crops

Yesterday’s hailstorms took a toll on vulnerable winter barley and pea crops in Mid Canterbury’s (more)

Longer Christmas hours

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Moves are afoot to formalise extended retail hours in central (more)

$500k needed

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Community House Mid Canterbury will not need further ratepayer (more)

Hong Kong podium

Sandra Keith

Allenton bowler, Sandra Keith, collected bronze with New Zealand (more)


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Methven and Winterslow Range, Mid Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Fun way to plan Methven’s future

Methven Community Board members are planning to hold a family fun day in February to encourage community engagement on the town’s strategic (more)

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Water committee backs drain plans

Additional funding to restore two drains in the Hinds district as native and sport fish habitats has the tacit approval of the Ashburton Water (more)

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Teachers celebrate first milestone

After years of hard work, six Mid Canterbury teachers celebrated the completion of their teachers’ registration at a special function on (more)


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Record numbers expected

An improved weather forecast should see the Longbeach Coastal Challenge crack 1000 entrants for the first time tomorrow. In its eighth (more)

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Young team on the way up

Mid Canterbury’s young guns will lead the Aorangi charge in next week’s New Zealand men’s Interprovincial Championship at the Hamilton (more)

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Alan Browne’s lasting legacy

Alan Browne is a local sporting legend. Alan died earlier this month but his exploits on the grass, with his golf clubs or a tennis racket in (more)


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Water race

Water committee backs drain plans

Additional funding to restore two drains in the Hinds district as native and sport fish habitats has the tacit approval of the Ashburton Water (more)

Fiona Hancox, Dr Mandy Bell and Russell Drummond are hunting a seat on Silver Fern Farms and Alliance boards.

Candidates back single meat co-op

Fed-up farmers looking for change in the meat industry met at a roadshow in Methven this week. Hosted by the Meat Industry Excellence (more)

Andrew Hoggard

Getting on with the job

A few weeks back I had to give a presentation to the Environment Compliance conference on Getting on with the Job Environmentally and (more)


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Teachers celebrate first milestone

After years of hard work, six Mid Canterbury teachers celebrated the completion of their teachers’ registration at a special function on (more)

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Students put to work out in community

More than 300 Year 9 students from Ashburton College mucked in for a good cause yesterday. The students were taking part in the (more)

Ashburton Intermediate’s Montana Canna, 11, runs the relay at the Canterbury Intermediate Athletic championships at the Ashburton Domain.
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Local athletes finish strong

Ashburton Intermediate athletes collected podium finishes at the Canterbury Intermediate Athletic Championships at the Ashburton Domain on (more)


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Stu Oldham

Finding time to talk

Ratepayers’ enthusiasm for exhaustive community consultation will be tested by their councillors’ pledge to grant $500,000 to Community (more)

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Seven habits of successful investors

A recent global survey of investors by BlackRock (US) suggests that there are seven habits which characterise those who manage their financial (more)

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Letters to the editor November 29 2014

Toot for Tucker Ashburton County Lions Club wishes to extend their very sincere appreciation to the members of the community of Ashburton and (more)


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Motoring: The new Kia Pro_cee’d

Both the underscore and apostrophe in the Pro_cee’d GT’s name have provoked lots of media comment. It’s even difficult to (more)

Jokers

From Humble beginnings

  A small advertisement in a biking magazine in 1992 announced that the Jokers Social Club was staging the first Ashburton (more)

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Accident sparks long service

Robyn Scammell has retired after spending 38 years helping others as an ambulance officer. Ashburton Guardian reporter Caitlin Porter sat (more)


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Tribute to a rare plant

Seventy years ago, Hinds School’s elderly caretaker would tell many a story of the old days to pupils. Bert Anett’s tales would (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)


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Club news Nov 27

Allenton Bowling Club Morning bowlers, some results: Progressive Pairs 15/11/14 Leads. 1st.  Marius Cabout    2nd.  Betty (more)


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Steve Ackerley and fiancee Belinda.

Ashburton Abroad – Steve Ackerley in Melbourne

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)

Jokers

From Humble beginnings

  A small advertisement in a biking magazine in 1992 announced that the Jokers Social Club was staging the first Ashburton (more)

After many years living and working overseas, Robert Nicol is looking forward to moving back to New Zealand in March.

Ashburton Abroad – Robert Nicol 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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