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Bloomin’ cold, but sun saved the day

Brrrr. Yes, it was nippy in Ashburton this morning - minus 2. This was taken in the Ashburton Domain. Thursday was the coldest night...

CDHB prepares for strike action

Canterbury District Health Board, having received an official strike notice confirming that New Zealand Nurses Organisation(NZNO) nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are planning to...

The birthday book

Congratulations to the winner, and happy birthday to all.

Artist takes inspiration from career in fashion

By Mick Jensen Full time Wakanui artist Rhonye McIlroy enjoyed a career in the fashion industry before making her mark in the art world. It was...

Seussical the Musical and a cast of quirky characters

An unusual hat, a talking cat and a heap of musical numbers are on offer when senior students from Ashburton Borough School perform Seussical...

Providers flock to careers expo

Potential employers joined polytechnics and universities to catch the attention of Mt Hutt College students at the school's second careers expo. Some 26 employers and...

Fatal every 9 days in Canterbury

By Mick Jensen One person dies on Canterbury roads every nine days and there are 17 crashes every day in the region. Those stark facts and...

Robbers armed with hammers, crowbar

Christchurch Police are investigating the aggravated robbery of a petrol station on Blenheim Road. At around 4.40am four men entered the store armed with hammers...

Generating interest in power

By John Keast Ashburton has its own retail power company. Electrician and businessman Peter Summerfield set up Plains Power in April and aims to get 5...

Bowlers flock to Ashburton

More than 900 indoor bowlers converged on Ashburton this week for the 69th Summerset National Open & Masters Indoor Bowls Championship. The week long tournament...
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