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Sallies: Help needed

A growing number of people in the Ashburton District are going without food and warmth as they struggle (more)

Luxton to stand

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Hinds early childhood operator Jo Luxton has signalled her (more)

Southern line up Rakaia

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Southern will host Rakaia under the lights tonight in week seven (more)

Woman hit by train

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An Ashburton woman aged in her 40s died when she was hit by a (more)

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Luxton to stand

Hinds early childhood operator Jo Luxton has signalled her intention to stand as the Labour Party candidate for the Rangitata electorate in (more)

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Sallies: Help needed

A growing number of people in the Ashburton District are going without food and warmth as they struggle to make ends meet. They are part (more)

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Woman hit by train

An Ashburton woman aged in her 40s died when she was hit by a train in Tinwald on Wednesday morning. Emergency services were called to (more)


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Southern line up Rakaia

Southern will host Rakaia under the lights tonight in week seven of the two teams’ respective Luisetti Seeds Combined Country Competition (more)

Methven’s Kimberly Gibson in action during her side’s 41-32 win over Ashburton College last week. Methven will face a tough test against fellow unbeaten front-runners Celtic tomorrow evening at the EA Networks Centre Stadium. 
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Unbeaten records at stake

They are both unbeaten, and both in exceptional form, but someone’s 100 per cent record is set to be dashed when ACL Premier Grade leaders (more)

Pegasus Merrily turned up the heat in the final stages of the first of the day to take line honours at yesterday’s  Chertsey Trotting Club trials at Ashburton Raceway.                                                                                                                 Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Getting serious about qualifying

It took a gentle reminder by driver David Mitchell to three-year-old Pegasus Merrily before the pace moved from an amble in the sun to a (more)


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Pulling pin on velvetleaf destruction a cop-out?

The Ministry of Primary Industries’ decision to pull the pin on a search and destroy campaign to eradicate velvetleaf weed is seen as a (more)

Store lambs are in short supply and are increasing in price in Mid Canterbury.
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Store lamb price on the up

A culmination of dairy support farms entering the store lamb market and decreased sheep numbers mean Mid Canterbury farmers are having to pay (more)

Fonterra

We are not getting a new dairy plant

A lack of understanding of the South Island’s geography was never more clearly demonstrated than on radio yesterday morning. During a (more)


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Allenton School’s hall supper room is a supper room no longer, it is now a classroom. Its first occupants are (from left) Ava, Georgia, Kyden and Nathan.	
Photo Amanda Konyn

School bursting at the seams

A new classroom is on the way at Allenton School, but it is not enough to ease the pressure at a school which is bursting at the (more)

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Teachers inspired

Mid Canterbury teachers were inspired by the personal story of Australian humanitarian Khoa Do (pictured) yesterday. Mr Do was a guest (more)

Hands raised in classroom

Long breaks hurt students

Families that take their children out of school for extended holidays should ensure they are keeping up with education while away, Mid (more)


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Bruce Moffat

B&Bs, farm stays are on visitors’ radar

The autumn weather is certainly showcasing Mid Canterbury beautifully. The stunning colours and warm temperatures are making a positive (more)

Sue Newman

Fear of doing the wrong thing

For years there’s been a significant problem in attracting males into the primary teaching sector. The reasons around this are many, (more)

Sue Newman

Auckland is NOT New Zealand

In a world where the accuracy of information is everything, where mis-information can be as damaging as no information, it’s galling to hear (more)


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Erin Tasker

The gypsy life and lovin’ it

It’s a brave woman who sells all of her worldly belongings, buys a bus and joins the gypsies. That woman is Kerry, a woman whose grey (more)

Closeup photo of a female feet with beautiful red pedicure

Is it pampering, or just plain necessary?

Mothers so often come last. They are last to the rest they need, last to the healthcare they need and last to look after themselves. It (more)

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Garlic – once considered a cure-all

It’s that time of year again and the shortest day will be on our doorstep before we know it, time to put in this season’s garlic (more)


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Ancient textiles displayed with little support and in bright sunlight. The “backing fabric” is actually a very old tadghart or bridal veil.
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To Ashburton from Morocco

I recently returned from a holiday which, among places, included Morocco. It is a fascinating place, with a very long and interesting (more)

The iconic clock tower building will open from the middle of this year.
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Bringing the Christchurch Arts Centre back to life

Five years down the track, millions of dollars and work hours that are impossible to count, but the Christchurch Arts Centre is now coming (more)

Bella Green and Alexciah Skoczek hanging poppy on wall feature

Celebrating our history

  What is heritage? And why does it matter? World Heritage Day is celebrated each year in April. Also known as International (more)


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Mary Schmack admiring one of the Incredible Edible vegetable plots on East Street, part of a communi-ty garden project that will see gardens and orchards established and made available for foraging.  	
Photo Amanda Konyn

Veges and fruit free for the taking

For an organisation that is just four years old, Incredible Edible has transformed gardens around the globe from patches that grew flowers (more)

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Sharing ideas and tips

Julia Crosson and Katie Essler are hoping to turn the tide away from processed food one household at a time. The pair are the drivers of (more)

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Autumn show pulls full house

It was a full house at a fashionable fundraiser staged by Mid Canterbury Women’s Institute members at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre (more)


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The iconic clock tower building will open from the middle of this year.
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Bringing the Christchurch Arts Centre back to life

Five years down the track, millions of dollars and work hours that are impossible to count, but the Christchurch Arts Centre is now coming (more)

Warren and Marita Jowett are sad to leave Staveley behind as they head off to Dunedin.
Photo Tetsuro Mitomo

Eco-warriors moving on

Conservationist and eco-tourism operators Warren and Marita Jowett are off to Dunedin, leaving behind over 40 years’ association with the (more)

Alexander Bain

‘My very clever uncle’

Ashburton man Peter Bain has a claim to fame that few can match – he has an ancestor who changed the course of history.   He talks to (more)

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