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Floral tributes flow

Tributes are pouring in for the two women gunned down in the Ashburton Winz office on Monday. The (more)

Ex-flatmate ‘in shock’

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The man who rented a room to Russell John Tully weeks before he (more)

Mum ‘feared the worst’

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When Leigh Cleveland’s elderly mother Kathleen did not hear from (more)

Peggy ‘a shining jewel’

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Ashburton’s killer gunman has robbed victim Peg Noble’s family of (more)

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Ex-flatmate ‘in shock’

The man who rented a room to Russell John Tully weeks before he allegedly shot dead two women and seriously injured another has spoken of their (more)

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Threats taken seriously

With Ashburton still reeling after yesterday’s triple shooting in the town’s Winz office, the Ministry of Social Development is dealing (more)

Kindy activities on show

Kindergartens around Ashburton promote child led learning/play and will be open to the public viewing this week as they show people what they (more)

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Doing battle on the turf

Ashburton College players Emma Mealings (left) and Courtney Cannan challenge an opposition Heretaunga player in a 1st XI match during the a (more)

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World champions

Rookie Ashburton jetsprint navigator, Shama Putaranui, is a world champion. Putaranui helped guide New Zealand driver Peter Caughey to (more)

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Starting them young

Ashburton Golf Club professional, Mathew Davis, helps golfing beginner Zoe Prince line up her tee shot during the first session of SNAG Golf (more)

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Barry Hayman

Women’s Institutes

  Fairton Our August meeting was held in the Rosebank meeting room and what a lovely warm and comfortable room it was. It was our (more)

Andrew Hoggard

It’s all change in dairy

I was stunned to hear of the shootings in Ashburton.  On behalf of farmers everywhere our thoughts and prayers are with the families who (more)

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New lady at the helm

The Rural Women organisation of Ashburton has appointed a new president to replace Bev Bagrie. Mrs Bagrie decided to step down after (more)

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Schools put into lockdown

Many Ashburton schools activated emergency procedures and went into lockdown yesterday as police scoured the Ashburton area for a man wanted (more)

Ashburton College senior student ambassador Macey-Kaye Linwood surrounded by Netherby School pupils who questioned the Year 13 student at assembly. 
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Reading ambassador mobbed

An Ashburton College senior student was placed firmly in the spotlight at Netherby School assembly this week, promoting reading at her (more)

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Cultural theme to mufti day

Ashburton College pupils Iakopo Iakopo and Pomare Tinei in Samoan dress yesterday as the school embraced a mufti day with a cultural theme (more)

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A deep sense of disbelief

Peg Noble mixed with her many friends at the RSA’s happy hour just about every week. Leigh Cleveland would relax with her Rottweiler (more)

Andrew Dalziel

Critical role for GPS

The Government’s Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) determines the amount of funding it will make available for roading maintenance (more)


Letters to the Editor, September 3, 2014

  Not news Really? How is that front page news? (Driver ‘unfairly targeted’, Ashburton Guardian, September 1). If you’re (more)

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Heart of the Mt Somers community

There’s a quiet, genteel spot in Mt Somers that has become the village’s new community heart. That place is the Mt Somers Library. (more)


Motoring: Special lady, special car

  Not for the first time (and most likely not for the last) last week someone mentioned a little green sports car sometimes seen (more)

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Breaking silence of loneliness

Sometimes all it takes to break the silence of loneliness is a voice at the other end of the phone. And it’s that voice that Ashburton’s (more)

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Taking up tug-of-war challenge

The third article about life in Greenstreet in the early 20th Century. These articles were written by the late Flint Hill who lived all his life (more)

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The kings of sport

This article about life in Greenstreet in the early 20th Century was written by the late Flint Hill who lived all his life in the district. (more)

This church, in Burnett Street, was the second built in Ashburton by the Catholic community.

Ashburton’s second Catholic Church

The heart of any community can be said to be in its schools and churches. The story of a congregation can often be charted by the (more)

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Rural Women reports, August 2014

Anama Anama Rural Women held a short business meeting recently at president Jackie Ryan’s Lake Hood home. Members were reminded of the (more)

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Club news, August 28, 2014

Ashburton Electronic Organ and Keyboard Club Report On Club Night 18th August Bev French greeted us with some lovely music. Lorraine (more)

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Club News August 21

Mid Canterbury Netball Junior B report from Selwyn On Sunday, August 17 all junior representative teams headed to Lincoln to attend (more)

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