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The chain won’t be running at Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton works until late September after the loss of this year’s calf processing contract to Pareora.Photo Amanda Konyn

Calf kill culled at Fairton

  The incomes of more than 200 Ashburton people have been slashed, as Silver Fern Farms cans calf (more)

Boosted support for staff

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Support for medical staff will be boosted at Ashburton Hospital (more)

Rates rise to be signed off

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Unless there is a last minute change of heart on spending for the (more)

Blankets in high demand

Salvation Army Family Store manager Maria Macdonald cannot keep up with demand for blankets. Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

A Mid Canterbury social service needs more blankets and heaters (more)

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Boosted support for staff

Support for medical staff will be boosted at Ashburton Hospital should the Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) new proposal be (more)

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Rates rise to be signed off

Unless there is a last minute change of heart on spending for the next financial year,  the Ashburton District Council will today sign off (more)

The chain won’t be running at Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton works until late September after the loss of this year’s calf processing contract to Pareora.Photo Amanda Konyn

Calf kill culled at Fairton

  The incomes of more than 200 Ashburton people have been slashed, as Silver Fern Farms cans calf processing at its Fairton works (more)


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Rakaia’s Andrew Letham on the charge against Celtic on Saturday, will move back to his preferred fullback spot for Mid Canterbury against Ellesmere in Leeston today.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Hammers hit by injuries

Injuries have forced the selector’s hands for Mid Canterbury’s first outing of the year against Ellesmere in Leeston today. Mid (more)

Ashburton College’s Dallas McLeod dives in for a try against Burnside in the opening round of the UC Rugby Championship at the Ashburton Showgrounds on Saturday.

Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

McLeod’s boot saves College

Dallas McLeod landed a 40m penalty with two minutes to play for Ashburton College to beat Waimea 13-12 in Nelson in the UC Rugby (more)

Town’s Maddie Wilson prepares to pass into the circle against Country in the Primary A girls’ Town v Country match at the NBS Ashburton Hockey Turf on Sunday.
  Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Hockey turf wars

Country claimed the bragging rights in Mid Canterbury junior hockey’s turf wars, taking the Town v Country fixture 3-1 at the NBS (more)


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Stock chew up feed reserves

Farm animals in Mid Canterbury’s hill country are chomping through winter feed reserves while farmers wait for the thaw. Mt Somers (more)

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Nutrient caps could hinder milk production

Nutrient caps on Mid Canterbury farms has the potential to be the biggest limiting factor on production, according to Rabobank manager George (more)

Gavel Front

Farmer’s bid to keep animals

A district court judge has reserved his decision about whether a Mid Canterbury farmer can continue to keep animals. Geoffrey Edgar Walter (more)


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Ashburton College’s Dallas McLeod dives in for a try against Burnside in the opening round of the UC Rugby Championship at the Ashburton Showgrounds on Saturday.

Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

McLeod’s boot saves College

Dallas McLeod landed a 40m penalty with two minutes to play for Ashburton College to beat Waimea 13-12 in Nelson in the UC Rugby (more)

Grant McMillan

Checks may cause delays

Lengthy delays with police checks could prevent some families from taking in international students. A local principal says preference (more)

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Dorie praised in ERO report

Dorie School’s positive culture and community support has been lauded by ERO in its latest report. However challenges presented by the (more)


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Stu Oldham

Health plan must boost local care

Plans for more junior doctors at Ashburton Hospital show the district health board is serious about improving sustainable access to (more)

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Letters to the editor, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Charity concert More than 350 people went to the Tinwald hall on Sunday, June 28, to listen to the Ashburton Electronic Organ and Keyboard (more)

Andrew Hoggard

Floods and the price of milk

Heavy rain had been hitting the roof all night just over a week ago. I woke up that Saturday morning dreading what I was going to find (more)


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The key is to not make gardening a chore

Hi there, well winter is here, the frosts and snow-capped Mt Somers tells us so. Yet you can’t beat the sunny winter days that follow (more)

Spiced lamb shanks.

More comfort to keep you warm

My current repetoire doesn’t venture much past comfort food at this time of the year. Even though it was a food subject I was trying to (more)

Barbara Hibell is a qualified fashion stylist who is growing her business, Renew You, in Mid Canterbury.

Aiming for best dressed

YOU’s Caitlin Porter sat down with fashion stylist Barbara Hibell to chat about how she is making it her mission to help dress people all (more)


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Strange things ended up in food

I viewed an item the other day and had no idea what it was. On investigation it proved to be a Frozen Charlotte (or Charlie), otherwise known (more)

Those who served in both world wars are listed on the honours board of the Ancient Order of Foresters Court Ashburton.

Honouring those who served

We are being encouraged to remember and commemorate those who fought in World War One and Two. Over the past weeks I have seen (more)

Watercolour, Wyndham Street, Wellington, 1918. Reproduced by permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, Auckland. Ref No A-082-010

Ashburton’s lost art

Ethel Jones, journalist and artist, was for 27 years connected with Ashburton. But the town has no public record of her work. All that is (more)


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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)

Setting records doing what she loves, Park Street Day Care driver Eunice Jones celebrating 35 – or thereabouts – years as a volunteer driver.                                                                                                                                            Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Eunice clocks up 35 years as a daycare volunteer

Thirty-five years ago Eunice Jones was a stay-at-home mum looking for a way to help her community. A local minister kept asking if (more)


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