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Methven Tyre & Hire Open now for Business

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    It”s taken a bit longer than we hoped for, but finally, Methven Tyre and Hire is up and running this week. A few delays with final preparation of the building held things up. Bruce and the team have been frantically getting all items to do with Tyres and Hire items in place. Even… READ MORE >

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12 Reasons why a Marquee is appropriate for Corporate Events

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Select a marquee for your company event for an impressive venue with the definitive in flexibility. Marquees allow you to project a corporate image and ensures that this perception will be of organisation and attractiveness. The main advantage of a marquee hire lies in the sheer flexibility it provides when planning your special event. Selecting… READ MORE >

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Dpi & EmbroidMe

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Dpi/EmbroidMe is Ashburton’s only total service Graphic Design, Signage, Custom Banded Apparel, Promotional Products and In-House Print company.   At DPI & EmbroidMe your next project is important to us. We will recommend the best option to produce your project, help you through the planning, details and costing to give you the result you need…. READ MORE >

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Social Media for Beginners (4th July 5.45pm-7pm)

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  Neon Social is a small family owned business that started out when we realised how hard it is for small-medium business’s trying to get help with social media marketing. The big marketing companies are often out of reach financially and we genuinely enjoy seeing small – medium brand thrive! This event includes some pizza,… READ MORE >

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New Winter Related Items just Arrived in

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Well, it feels like winter has started, although not official yet until sometime in June, so here to ease the pain are some new items new winter-related items to help ease through the next 3-4 months. Inverter Generator: Please check out the 8.5 KVA electric start inverter generator ideally suited for winter conditions. Low fume… READ MORE >

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10 Reasons Why You Should Have A Marquee Wedding

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  By selecting a marquee for your wedding, you can create an impressive venue with the definitive in suppleness. Marquees can effortlessly project a timeless image and ensure that this perception will be of attractiveness. The main advantage of a marquee hire to you lies in the sheer flexibility it provides when planning your special… READ MORE >

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The 3 Main Advantages of Business Hire & 12 Benefits

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How many times do you see in new business start-ups where judgement has been thrown to the wind with a total loss of senses as they buy brand new equipment only later realising their folly. We understand that purchasing business equipment is not always practical, especially if you are not using the items all the… READ MORE >

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Why Choose Ashburton U Hire ?

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  Every hire comes with a bit of worry. What will happen if I go over time? What happens if it gets damaged? Are you paying too much? Why partner with a service provider who only complicates what should be a straightforward and pain-free process? At Ashburton U Hire, we take the stress out of… READ MORE >

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Sounds Like Us

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    Ashburton Museum’s summer exhibition is Sounds Like Us. The exhibition shows 15 radios modelled after classic Kiwi icons – from fish and chips to the trusty gumboot. Organised by Radio New Zealand with models made by Weta Workshops, the exhibition looks at the role radio has played in New Zealand history and culture.

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Santa Hunt Wed 20th Dec 5-7pm

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  Ashburton Museum annual Santa Hunt is back!  Wed 20 December, 5pm-7pm come and hunt for Santas in the dark. The hunt will continue until 31 January during our regular opening hours, 10am-4pm Ashburton Museum 329 West St State Highway 1 …  

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South Island Endurance Championships

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  The South Island Endurance Championships is one of 3 endurance championships held each year in New Zealand on 9-11th February 2018 at 127 Motukaika Road Cannington, Cave. About Endurance Endurance riding is the fastest growing equestrian sport in the world; indeed there is no better way to see the countryside than on the back… READ MORE >

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The Salmon Run

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The Lions of Rakaia and Rakaia Sports Clubs are again running the Jackson Holmes Salmon Run and this year are excited to offer the addition of a ½ Marathon. We have something for everyone, competitive and non-completive, seven different events, individual and team options. All events are staged around the splendour of the Rakaia River… READ MORE >

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Balls, Bullets, Boots: From Rugby Field to Battlefield

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WHAT: Balls, Bullets, Boots: From Rugby Field to Battlefield An exhibition developed and toured by the New Zealand Rugby Museum. WHEN: 23 September – 12 November 2017 WHERE: Kate & Hank Murney Room, Ashburton Museum 329 West Street (SH1) Ph: 307 7890 FREE entry. Open daily 10am – 4pm GROUPS/TOURS: Contact museum@adc.govt.nz for tours and… READ MORE >

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Smiles4Miles

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Children with special needs are in for a special treat thanks to an Ashburton trucking company. Ryal Bush Transport in Ashburton is the driving force behind Smiles4Miles, a big day out in Ashburton especially for children with special needs or those who face day-to-day medical challenges, on August 19. Kids will be treated to rides… READ MORE >

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Pluck’s Engineering 50 Years

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Pluck’s Engineering 50 Years There’s a reason why farmers throughout the country – and even the world – choose Pluck’s Engineering Ltd on Main South Rd in Rakaia for their farm machinery. They care about their farmers, and that certainly shows in the quality of Dairy effluent equipment and machinery they produce. When you visit… READ MORE >

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Ashburton U Hire Top Excuses to Date

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Ashburton U Hire Top Excuses to Date “I’ll pay next Thursday” “Sorry I have left my wallet at home” “I didn’t realise the gas wasn’t free” “This is broken, but it was like that when I took it” “I’ve had this for a week, but I have only used it for an hour” “I don’t… READ MORE >

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Multi-Cultural Bite

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    Multi-Cultural Bite The MCB festival and community event has been running on Waitangi day here in Ashburton for the past 9 years.  Its purpose is to generate increasing levels of inclusiveness for the new arrivals in our community, to showcase the cultural diversity of our town. The event has ethnic food stalls, each… READ MORE >

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Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition 2017

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The annual Mid Canterbury Hunting Competition judging is held in Hotel Ashburton’s main car park in the middle of June.  It is a great event attracting keen hunters from Mid Canterbury and the wider Canterbury and West Coast Regions. Hotel Ashburton provides an ideal venue for the judging and weigh in.  The spacious car parking… READ MORE >

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