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Pedestrian killed in Hinds named

Canterbury Police have released the name of the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle on State (more)

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Pedestrian killed in Hinds named

Canterbury Police have released the name of the pedestrian who died after being struck by a vehicle on State Highway 1 south of Hinds, early on (more)

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Warning for local drivers

A tragic and busy start to the Easter long weekend on Mid Canterbury’s roads has prompted a warning from police on the importance of (more)

St Joseph’s School pupil Jonty Small, 11, helps Altrusa Ashburton volunteer Val Prendergast and fellow pupil Julia Sutton, 8, with Meals on Wheels on Thursday as part of the school’s Holy Week.
Photo Myles Hume

Ashburton students lend a hand

Lending a hand to those in need was the mantra at St Joseph’s School on Thursday. From delivering Meals on Wheels and visiting the (more)

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Terror’s trial ‘disappointing’

The Ashburton Trotting Club staff say they’ve been unfairly criticised by harness racing trainer Paul Court, who says a run at this (more)

Ashburton athletes Lauren Ellis and John Snowden are heading to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Local athletes heading to Glasgow

Mid Canterbury will have two athletes at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July. Cyclist Lauren Ellis and fullbore rifle shooter John (more)

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Endurance champs cancelled

The weekend’s Fiber Fresh New Zealand Endurance Championships has been abandoned by organisers after sustained flooding at Mayfield and (more)

Lisa Hunt clips another bunch of pinot noir grapes on the CharRees Vineyard during the 2013 harvest.

Grape grower prays for some dry, sunny days

Charlie Hill’s grape harvest is poised on a knife edge between a late burst of sunshine and a quality yield, or more rain and an abandoned (more)

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Final irrigator repairs bring bill to $15m

Irrigation New Zealand estimates the spring storms inflicted up to $15 million in damage as some of the last affected farmers came back on (more)

The harvest in action earlier in the year, during better weather.

Hurting crop farmers rethink future

The impact of a harvest season described as a shocker could be far reaching, an arable industry spokesperson says. Mid Canterbury (more)

St Joseph’s School pupil Jonty Small, 11, helps Altrusa Ashburton volunteer Val Prendergast and fellow pupil Julia Sutton, 8, with Meals on Wheels on Thursday as part of the school’s Holy Week.
Photo Myles Hume

Ashburton students lend a hand

Lending a hand to those in need was the mantra at St Joseph’s School on Thursday. From delivering Meals on Wheels and visiting the (more)

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Easter egg hunt at Allenton School

Allenton School pupils (from left) Caitlin McSorley, 6, Victoria Pupuke, 10, Tahliah McLauchlan, 6, and Emma Petrie, 10, and fellow (more)

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Christian schools team up

Ashburton Christian School’s (ACS) developing relationship with its Timaru counterpart took another major step on Thursday when the schools (more)

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Life left in the Ashburton Business Association

There is life left in the Ashburton Business Association after all. The local business community has responded positively to the SOS call (more)

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Methven’s DIY lumberjacks

I recently arrived back in Methven to crisp autumn days, chilly nights and the first roaring hearth of the season. With kindling stocks (more)

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Letters to the editor: April 19, 2014

Traffic problems Allenton School pupils are not the only ones having traffic problems (Guardian 9/4/14). Twice in two weeks, while being (more)

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Get back to basics for chronic fatigue

For some people chronic fatigue and chronic pain can be a constant everyday occurrence, which interferes with living a productive and (more)

Marg Brownlie

Nothing beats mum’s cooking

  At  last I get to brag about my Mum. She was, without a doubt, the proverbial domestic goddess in my eyes. Move over (more)

Making sweet music during the Mid Canterbury Choir’s Our Song, Our World concert on Friday night were (from left) Paula Green, Ruth Hall, Justus Frank and Mary Pearson, from the Just Us string quartet.
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A musical tour around the world

Concertgoers were taken on a tour around the world without even leaving their pew on Friday night. The Mid Canterbury Choir presented its (more)

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Movie time

What a piece of rubbish! An old movie programme that was uncovered during house renovations. It’s tatty, dirty and, well, out of date. Many (more)

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Family heirlooms can be sewing works of art

There are some items that every museum acquires in number. Christening gowns are one on the list. It is hard to make a choice about which (more)

Advertisements drawn by Walter Thomas, secretary of the organising committee.

Fun times, for a serious cause

I came across this photograph in our collection, recently. It was of a collection of rather crudely drawn advertisements, by a Walter Thomas (more)

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Club news – April 17, 2014

Allenton Croquet Club There was a good attendance of members at the April meeting with two apologies. There has been very little club play (more)

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Club News

  Ashburton Golf Club A few weeks have passed since I last put pen to paper, and it has been a busy time down at the Brandon (more)

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Sport Draws April 8

Basketball April 11 Oxford Street Opening Duty – St Joes Diamonds 3.45 Chloe & the Gang v St Joes Diamonds, Jayden Reid, Bailey (more)

Time for common sense to prevail

I'm probably not going to win many friends at the OFC when I say this, but I feel the time has come for (more)

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