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Class recalls good times

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:35
ash13school_reunion.jpg At the weekend’s reunion were the former 3L school mates and (front right) former college science teacher Peter Bain.
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Final seal for Chalmers Ave

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:34
Final touches to a stretch of Chalmers Avenue in Ashburton where a new sewer main was installed last year will get under way this month, and will improve the road surface for drivers.
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Information for seniors at Positive Ageing Expo

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:31
ash13ageingexpo.jpg Age Concern Ashburton president Trish Small (left) and secretary/manager Dianna Leonard are gearing up for the Positive Ageing Expo. Age Concern Ashburton’s upcoming Positive Ageing Expo is a way to support people to lead a full and active life, says president Trish Small.
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New MSD building open

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:31
ash13msd_open.jpg Ashburton Ministry of Social Development service centre manager (right) Marie Ward and deputy service centre manager Jane Walker in front of the new Tancred Street building. Ashburton’s brand new Ministry of Social Development (MSD) building on Tancred Street has opened its doors.
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Opposition to Tekapo hotel

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:29
Mid Canterbury people who own holiday homes in Tekapo are being asked to help stop a big hotel being built next to the village’s school and kindergarten.
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Neighbours enjoy catch up

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:28
Woodham Drive residents enjoyed a catch up and dinner in Ashburton on Sunday. (Photo supplied) Neighbours living on a section of Woodham Drive, Ashburton have come together for a long-running community catch up and dinner.
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Mary is Red Cross life member

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:27
Red Cross Tinwald Branch president Pat O'Brien, branch patroness and new Red Cross New Zealand honorary life member Mary Miles and Red Cross humanitarian development engagement manager Mid/South Canterbury Kathy O'Neill. Red Cross stalwart Mary Miles, of Tinwald branch, has been awarded a New Zealand Red Cross Honorary Life Membership after 68 years with the organisation.
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Council supports biodiversity

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:24
The Ashburton District Council might have to spend $1 million over five years protecting areas of significant indigenous vegetation under a new national policy for indigenous biodiversity.
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Connecting the dots for rural welfare

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:21
Keeping people in their community safe is behind the development of a wellbeing steering group hoping to make a difference, where it counts.
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Sharing the load of multiple babies

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:19
Kate Anderson, with 11-month-old twins Scarlett (left) and Frankie, is looking to meet other Mid Canterbury multiple birth parents. Parents of twins, triplets or more are being sought to attend a Mid Canterbury Multiples Meet-Up, organised by Ashburton mum of 11-month-old twins, Kate Anderson.
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Cultures shared at Bite

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:17
Cultural diversity was displayed in all its glory at Waitangi Day’s Multi Cultural Bite event in Ashburton.
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Water testing on Saturday

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:15
Mid Canterbury people interested in the nitrate levels of their drinking water are being encouraged to have it tested for free on Saturday.
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RDR forced to clear silt after Rangitata flooding

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:15
Flooding in the Rangitata River in early December caused a few headaches for the Rangitata Diversion Race management company, that has an intake for irrigation water at Klondyke.
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Pea crop harvested

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:12
Harvesting peas on the Maw family farm. The Maw family, in Mid Canterbury, has been farming at Barrhill for four generations, dating back to 1925.
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'Major tech meltdown': Newshub's 6pm news fails to air

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:04
A network outage prevented Newshub from airing its 6pm news bulletin.
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'Major tech meltdown': Newshub's 6pm news fails to air

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 19:02
A network outage prevented Newshub from airing its 6pm news bulletin.
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Concerns for missing Christchurch 21-year-old

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:08
Corbin Haitana. Police are appealing for sightings of a missing 21-year-old man.
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Concerns for missing Christchurch 21-year-old

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 18:06
Corbin Haitana. Police are appealing for sightings of a missing 21-year-old man.
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Elton John shifts second show on doctor's orders

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:59
Elton John. Photo: Reuters Sir Elton John has moved tomorrow's Mt Smart Stadium show to Wednesday on doctor's orders.
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Coronavirus: Scramble to track Cambodia cruise tourists

Mon, 02/17/2020 - 16:46
The Westerdam makes for Sihanoukville port in Cambodia on Thursday. Photo: Reuters Holland America Line said it is working with governments and health experts to track passengers who disembarked from its Westerdam cruise ship docked in Cambodia after an American woman tested positive for coronavirus in Malaysia.
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