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Blaze at school suspicious

A fire that destroyed sporting equipment and damaged a shed at Mt Somers Springburn School yesterday was (more)

Big day on the lake

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Courtney Holmes was one of the skiers to enjoy some good results (more)

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An investigation has been launched after a man was injured at ANZCO (more)

Skies filled with kites

Lochlan McEwan, 8, and Zoe Meggitt-Sinclair, 9, check out the wide variety of colourful kites at the Flight 4 Life on Saturday.

Dozens of colourful kites took to the skies at Lake Hood on (more)


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Vintage car enthusiasts out in force

Vintage car enthusiasts were out in force at the weekend as the Ashburton Vintage Car Club held its 46th annual rally. 52 cars joined in (more)

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Salmon may head to school

Mid Canterbury children could get the chance to raise salmon in their classrooms this year as part of an awareness programme run by New (more)

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Hakatere Marae hosts youth hui

Youth leaders from across Mid Canterbury gathered at the Hakatere Marae on Saturday for a youth hui. Fifty youth leaders attended the hui, 12 (more)


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Big day on the lake

Courtney Holmes was one of the skiers to enjoy some good results at Water Ski Lake Hood’s annual Aquafest three event tournament at the (more)

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Tech confirms superiority

Tech claimed the Pritchard Shield with a convincing win over Lauriston B on Saturday. Tech travelled out to Lauriston Oval for the second (more)

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Scorching day on the mountain

Bike Methven’s third annual 679 cross country race was taken out by Christchurch’s Cameron Richards yesterday. The rain on Friday (more)


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Kyle Watson, of James Doyle Contracting, harvests a wheat crop in a Wakanui paddock recently.
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Rain pushes back harvests

Mid Canterbury was treated to some much-needed rain yesterday, but not everyone was happy to see the clouds rolling in. Farmers planning (more)

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Overseas investors spend up

Canadian and European farm buyers have been cleared to acquire a suite of Mid Canterbury farms in what could herald a new phase of (more)

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Movement on drains proposal

Recommendations to improve the health of the Hinds drains systems, while meeting irrigation needs, have the support of the Ashburton Water (more)


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Salmon may head to school

Mid Canterbury children could get the chance to raise salmon in their classrooms this year as part of an awareness programme run by New (more)

Five-year-old Macala Malton has defied doctors’ expectations and will start school today.
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Macala beats the odds to start school

Hundreds of Mid Canterbury children will be back in the classroom this week as the new school year kicks off. However, for five-year-old (more)

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Principal slams lack of funding

A Mid Canterbury principal has slammed the under-funding of teacher aides in schools, saying some children are falling through the (more)


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Land sell has merits for ratepayers

Every now and then, cash-strapped families have to sit down and ask why they keep holding on to so much of the family silver. After all, (more)

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Letters to the editor, February 2

Rakaia sports centre On the Guardian Facebook page, readers discussed whether the Ashburton District Council should help fund the proposed (more)

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A year of remembrance

With Waitangi Weekend approaching, it is timely to reflect on what is going to be important for us as New Zealanders in 2015.  With the (more)


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Ben Paisley and his Northern Irish bride Christine on their wedding day, in Rhodes, Greece.

Ashburton Abroad – A year of change for Ben

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)

Lily Parten checks out the Illustrated Motor Cars of the World, a treasure trove of some weird and wonderful motor vehicles from times long gone.

A treasure re-discovered

The Christmas break is a great time to catch up on a few projects and in our house one of those was to sort out bookcases. Of course a (more)

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Roving around with Rover enthusiasts

Phone calls from Ron Winchester are always interesting, and one last week was no exception. Ron - well known Rover owner and classic car (more)


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Images of ‘doing’ charity

There will be a lot of activities and events in connection with  the Great (or First) War during the next few years as we commemorate and (more)

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Stories a snapshot in time

The story behind some of the  Ashburton District’s most notable heritage buildings has been recorded and will become part of the (more)

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Presbyterians mark centenary

St Andrew’s Church will celebrate the centenary of the Presbytery of Ashburton this weekend, despite its recent merger into top of the (more)


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Club News January 15 2015

Allenton Bowling Club New Year is well & truly up and running. Some results: Friday Triples at Allenton 02/01/15 Sponsors for this (more)

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Club news January 8, 2015

Allenton Bowling Club Progressive Pairs December 12 Leads:  1. Bruce Hopwood, 2. Marius Cabout.   Skips: 1. Des Thomas, 2 Fred (more)

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Community Hazel’s life

Hazel Glasson is a fourth generation Mt Somers resident and proud of it. In the days when the quiet village was a thriving and growing (more)


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Danny and Minie Luke during one of their two weddings – this, the Malaysian version.

Ashburton Abroad – Danny Luke in Singapore

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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Long road to get Maori culture into the classroom

Te Reo Maori and Maori traditions are now an important part of the New Zealand curriculum, but incorporating them into our education system has (more)

Casey McIntosh has lived in London for the past two years, but has made the most of her location and travelled far and wide.
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Ashburton Abroad – Casey McIntosh in London

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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