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Community work not available

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:30
A judge has lambasted the Queenstown Lakes District Council for failing to find community work for a Luggate man.
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Chased rider avoids police

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:30
Several police carried out a pursuit of this motorcycle that was allegedly being ridden dangerously in Invercargill yesterday. PHOTO: ABBEY PALMER Police are searching for a man who failed to stop for police then ditched his bike and fled on foot in Invercargill yesterday.
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Grant brings rope course step closer

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:30
Dunstan High School pupils Annie Hansen (15) and Lucas Fry (16), are looking forward to using a new rope course planned for the school. PHOTO: SIMON HENDERSON Riding the ropes is a step closer for pupils at Dunstan High School thanks to a grant from the Central Lakes Trust.
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Humans important ‘lake snow’ vectors

Tue, 02/18/2020 - 04:30
Lindavia, or lake snow, which produces white floccule patches in water. PHOTO: ODT FILES New research into lake snow has found Wanaka boat users, fishermen, swimmers and anyone else who uses New Zealand’s recreational lakes could be behind the spread of "lake snow" in the lake.
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Hong Kong police bust toilet paper gang

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 20:41
A female shopper in Hong Kong wearing a surgical mask walks past empty supermarket shelves, usually stocked with toilet paper and kitchen rolls. Photo: Getty Images Knife-wielding robbers in Hong Kong stole 50 packs of toilet paper rolls from a supermarket delivery man, police said on Monday, in a sign of the times for a city worried sick by the coronavirus outbreak across the causeway in mainland China.
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Mining past laid out for all to see at Mt Somers

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:59
As well as fresh air, exercise and a taste of subalpine flora, a walk from the popular Woolshed Creek car park to the old Blackburn mine offers a glimpse into the "broken seams and broken dreams" of local coal mining.
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Cadets soak up army skills

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:56
The 15 Ashburton cadets and one civlian staff who attended the Exercise Cadet 2020 event. (Photo supplied) Cadets and officers from Ashburton were among a big contingent that took part in Exercise Cadet 2020 at Waiouru Military Camp last month.
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What would Gauguin make of us?

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:55
Gabriel Heimler and Anna Proc will exhibit their Gauguin in Aotearoa work at Geraldine's McAtamney Gallery from this weekend. Wellington artists Gabriel Heimler and Anna Proc will be at Geraldine's McAtamney Gallery this Saturday, February 15.
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Daytime netball back on at centre

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:53
Erin Tasker Monday netball and Tuesday’s walking netball were both launched at the EA Networks Centre a year ago and are proving a big hit, thanks largely to the fact they cater to players of any ability.
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Slip, slop, slap and wrap

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:53
Cancer Society Mid Canterbury’s health promoter Mandy Casey and volunteer Sally Field with (from top right clockwise) Ashburton Intermediate senior leaders Kelly Paterson, Marnell Vaaelua, Casey Cousins, Gabriel Dayrit, Milla Overend, Harrison Doak and Mitchell Lye. Keeping the slip, slop, slap, wrap message to the fore of pupils’ minds was one of the reasons 500 sun hats were given to pupils at Ashburton Intermediate School. The other was to reciprocate the pupils’ generous $3000 donation to Ashburton Cancer Society, raised during last year’s school fair and a hair shave event.
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Staff, pupils welcomed

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:50
Ashburton College head of maori Tipene Philip leads the way in the hongi, a traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together. Ashburton College welcomed new staff and students on Friday at a formal school powhiri.
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Immigration adviser keen to share knowledge

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:49
Philippines born immigration adviser Maria Jimenez. With new rules being introduced this year and other rules still evolving, Philippines born Maria Jimenez is keen to share her knowledge of the immigration process with individuals and employers.
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Workplace death: 'I lost my best friend, the love of my life'

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:48
Leslie David Remuera (Les) Laing died on September 11, 2017 on his first day back at work for logging exporter Guru NZ. Photo: Supplied via NZ Herald Yvonne Atkins feels like there is a part of her missing.
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Class aces reunion test

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:47
Jane Hurley with former 3L classmate Brian McGuigan at the reunion. There were a few absentees, but many in form 3L who started at Ashburton College 50 years ago have enjoyed an overdue reunion.
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Drivers fail at intersections

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:45
The Ashburton District Council is doubling down on its efforts to stop people dying or being hurt at intersections.
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Reading rules in Rakaia, ok?

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:43
Volunteer Rakaia librarian Liz Depree in the town’s transformed and popular reading space. Rakaia’s community library is an unrealised gem in the town - it stocks great books that are free or ridiculously cheap to borrow and is also a communal social space that welcomes readers of all ages.
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Schools urged to lobby for speed changes

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:42
Mid Canterbury schools worried about the speed of traffic outside their school gate should be quickly writing to the Ashburton District Council, which is reviewing speed limits around the district.
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Inspiring gardens bring big reward

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:40
Reighton Drive residents Yvonne and Graham Matthews are among residents of the street who enjoy tending to their garden. The gardening bug is spreading in Ashburton and members of the Ashburton Horticultural Society are delighted.
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Firearms owners urged to join march

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:39
Firearms owners are planning another rally in Ashburton this Saturday to highlight their concerns about the effect of new firearms legislation.
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Closed tracks bring opportunity

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:36
Trampers turned away from the Routeburn and Milford tracks are being encouraged to check out the Mount Somers track in Mid Canterbury and the nearby Hakatere Conservation Park.
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