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Police field more suicide calls

Ashburton police say they are receiving up to three or four attempted or threatened suicide calls per week, (more)

Fatal driving charge dismissed

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Bungled police evidence has resulted in a judge dismissing charges (more)

Officers recall brush with death

Ashburton police officers Senior Constable Mark Prendergast (left) and Senior Constable Mark Dryland took time out to reflect on Police Remembrance Day on Monday after surviving a brush with death 16 years ago.

While the nation remembered those police officers who died in the (more)

Cycling’s new golden girl

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Driver won’t forget “terrible accident”

Nicholas Lawson only saw Frank Tully on the pedestrian crossing in front of him as his vehicle collided with the pensioner’s mobility (more)

The new Ashburton Art Gallery and Heritage Centre.

Museum move quietly on target

By the end of October, the Ashburton Museum’s public space in its old Baring Square home will be just that, an empty space. Since May, (more)

University of Canterbury academic staff Chris Gallavin and Linda Cruse inspired Mount Hutt College Year 12 pupils at the school’s annual careers seminar on Friday.

Speakers inspire college students

There was a time when humanitarian worker Linda Cruse’s goal in life was financial success. But while her bank balance was healthy, the (more)


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Golfers repel all challengers

It’s been a long time between wins, but a team of women from the Ashburton Golf Club withstood five challenges to win and retain the (more)

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Cycling’s new golden girl

Don’t tell Caitlin Titheridge there’s nothing to do in the school holidays; at 12, she’s already a past master at juggling (more)

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Youngsters back on court

For the Ashburton District’s young up and coming tennis stars, the school holidays provided a great opportunity to get a head start on the (more)


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Benefits of coloured sheep

Learn more about what coloured sheep have to offer at a national open day at Burnham next month. Little River breeder Georgie Fairless has (more)

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Challenging times for businesses

Many Mid Canterbury businesses will face challenging times over the coming year, as the backlash of forecast low farm gate milk prices hits (more)

Peter Gilbert (left) and sons Luke and Michael continue the family tradition of dairy farming, now in their fifth generation.

Farmers get on with the job

While Fonterra has dropped its forecast dairy payout, long-time Winchmore farmer Peter Gilbert is more concerned about getting on with the (more)


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University of Canterbury academic staff Chris Gallavin and Linda Cruse inspired Mount Hutt College Year 12 pupils at the school’s annual careers seminar on Friday.

Speakers inspire college students

There was a time when humanitarian worker Linda Cruse’s goal in life was financial success. But while her bank balance was healthy, the (more)

Ashburton College deputy principal Grant Congdon enjoys his last day in Ashburton before leaving to take up the role of principal at Horowhenua College in Levin.

Deputy principal ready for Levin

Ashburton College deputy principal Grant Congdon will have no rest despite the start of the school holidays, as he leaves the school to take (more)

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School’s out for the term

Yesterday’s wet weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of these Ashburton Borough School pupils, who were jumping for joy as the end of the (more)


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Sue Newman

Talking rubbish

There’s nothing as uncertain or unpredictable as public reaction. And no-one knows that better than the Ashburton District (more)

Andrew Dalziel

Time for local govt reform

The overwhelming electoral mandate the Government received on September 20 should result in some long overdue progress on reforms aimed at (more)

Sue Newman

A life changed forever

When it’s unsafe to walk the streets of your town at night, you have to ask how far our community has descended into the mire. A (more)


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X-factor a winner

Meet the BMW X4 35d - whose unusual looks, especially the sloping rear roof-line, you’ll be unlikely to forget. But then you’d also (more)

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MOTORING: Remembering Eoin Young

Motoring enthusiasts, and many others who enjoyed reading or hearing a good yarn, are mourning the recent passing of Eoin Young, or ESY as (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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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)

The Tinwald Hotel on the corner of Archibald Street and Grahams Road.

Eagle Eye Lagan catches murderer

Michael Lagan was a publican with keen powers of observation and a keen sense of duty. Publican of the Tinwald Hotel, situated at the (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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Club News, September 25, 2014

  AshColl Cricket Ashburton College First XI cricketers head to Australia on Friday for a week-long pre-season tour on the Sunshine (more)

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Club news, September 18, 2014

Allenton Croquet Club The club met for its meeting this month in order to finalise arrangements for the new seasons opening day on the 15th (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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Ashburton Abroad – Daniel Stackhouse 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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Help police in war against drugs

It’s expensive, it’s easy to come by, and it’s dangerous. Methamphetamine is in our community and members of the public are being urged do (more)

The Hill family, Jeff, Katie and sons Flynn, 20 months, and Camden, three months, are living a “new normal” life following an assault which left Jeff with a serious head injury.
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Jeff’s grateful to be alive

  Six months ago Jeff Hill was assaulted during a night out in Ashburton and suffered a head injury. Today, the 31-year-old father of (more)

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