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Rebekah Weavers - Past Pupil
Rebekah Weavers - Past Pupil

Rebekah Robinson nee Weavers Blue House, 1984-1988 Rebekah loved choir, creative writing and gymnastics, and is still in touch with many alumni including best friends Hilary Ingle (nee Croy), Rachel [ ... ]

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Elfleda Dixon - Past Pupil
Elfleda Dixon - Past Pupil

Elfleda was at college from 1979-1983 and a member of Green House. She was involved in netball, volleyball and athletics. Amongst her most memorable moments was the thrill of developing her own photo [ ... ]

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Gemma Duncan - Head Girl 2016
Gemma Duncan - Head Girl 2016

Gemma was at college from 2011-2016 and in Green House. She played netball for the school and was head girl in her final year, a role she was proud to fulfil. Teachers and staff who made an impact on [ ... ]

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The history of Ashburton College is comparatively short when viewed next to the histories of other Canterbury secondary schools. However, in the half century since Ashburton College’s inception in 1965, thousands of students, teachers, parents and other supporters have shaped Ashburton College into the highly successful co-educational school it is today.

Although it may seem that Ashburton College is the school that was and, always has been Ashburton’s sole secondary school. Those that attended Ashburton College in the early days know that Ashburton College was hard fought for and rose out of the ashes of Ashburton’s two former schools; Ashburton High School and Hakatere College (formerly Ashburton Technical School).

Thus the Latin maxim underneath the College insignia, the Phoenix, chosen by Brian Dr. Ronald Baker –

‘Resurgamus’: “Let us go forward”, or “Rise”.

AshColl from above...


  • Christie back in favour - Jason Christie

    jason christieJason Christie. Photo supplied.Ashburton-born cyclist Jason Christie has been given a lifeline ahead of next month’s Commonwealth Games.

    Cycling New Zealand announced this week that Christie, who wasn’t initially named in the squad to head to the Gold Coast, had been called in as a replacement for Alex Frame and will compete at the Games.

    It came off the back of a tumultuous couple of months, in which Christie appealed his non-selection with the New Zealand Sports Tribunal.

    The Sports Tribunal earlier this month dismissed Christie’s appeal against the decision not to be selected by Cycling New Zealand, which chose five other riders ahead of him, including a substitute when one became unavailable.

    Christie appealed on the grounds that CNZ’s nomination criteria had not been properly implemented or followed, that he was not afforded a reasonable opportunity to satisfy the applicable criteria and that there was no material on which the nomination decision could reasonably be based.

    Based on results and his performance, he believed that he should have been selected ahead of five of the other riders.

    Christie won the National road race championship in controversial fashion in early January, when he appeared to be showing a “middle-finger salute” to riders who finished just behind him in the sprint.

    He later claimed the two fingers were to celebrate his second win of the title and no malice was intended, although he issued a statement, saying, “I want to publicly apologise for this image of myself that I’m deeply ashamed of.

    “I know there is no excuse for this and I promise to do better next time.”

    Christie, who is in Tasmania preparing for the Oceania Championships this weekend posted to his social media accounts yesterday, announcing the news to his followers.

    “What can I say, never give up, don’t stop believing,” he said.

    “Super excited to be heading to the Gold Coast to race the Commonwealth Games Road Race.”

    Christie was back in his old stomping ground earlier this year and showed everyone his class with a comprehensive win in the Ride the Rakaia.

    A non-professional cyclist, with no ties to a team or sponsor, Christie now races for Tasman.

    By Matt Markham © The Ashburton Guardian - 23 March 2018