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Easter – consider the sacrifice

This year Easter falls quite close to ANZAC day. There is a connection here which is that of sacrifice. Often times at the ANZAC...

Paper shortage

We apologise in advance if some homes in Tinwald do not get a Courier today, but fewer bundles than normal have been delivered to...

Trust seeks water money

By John Keast A trust proposed to take over from Ashburton's Managed Aquifer Recharge Governance Group will seek funding from the Provincial Growth Fund to...

Borough secretary calls it a day at 61

By Mick Jensen Long-serving Ashburton Borough School secretary Virginia Gould has farewelled the school she has served for the last 26 years. A familiar face at...

Message of love

By Mick Jensen Ashburton's muslim community opened their hearts and the doors of their mosque on Sunday to thank the wider community for the support...

Big gear comes out for challenge

By John Keast The air shakes when the tractor starts. It is the effect of 520 horsepower. Peter Butterick is in the driver's seat. The Wakanui farmer is...

Council numbers confirmed at nine at next election

Nine councillors will be elected to Ashburton District Council at the local body elections in October instead of the current number of 12. The decision...

Man arrested in relation to mosque incident

A man has been arrested in relation to the incident that occurred outside the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue, Christchurch. The 33-year-old will appear...

A rocky road, but solution sought

The stream bed is building up with rubble from a landslip - and when the stream rises, it can cut off residents on the...

Older pupils gather for fun and learning

Older pupils from eight Mid Canterbury rural primary schools are coming together a couple of times a term for fun, friendship and leadership development. The...
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