New road opens

Upgrade to improve safety

A $3 million upgrade of Tasman Valley Road at Aoraki/Mount Cook will improve accessibility and safety.
Nick Smith

Street racing comeback

5:00am Motorsport NZ has approved four 20 car street races during this year's Waimate 50 event.

Pair healing the scars of abuse

domestic abuse 5:00am Two Timaru women's battles with abuse have made them want to make the world a safer place.

'New broom' but no candidate

5:00am Conservative Party candidates drew a crowd on Monday, but without the party's local candidate.

Backlash likely over land sale

5:00am The Mackenzie District Council yesterday approved a controversial land sale to Meridian Energy.

Port deal dividend 'fantastic'

5:00am PrimePort is to pay out a $600,000 dividend to its two shareholders.

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Cabbage tree fire

A cabbage tree on Harper St was set alight early this morning.

School takes up internet safety

timaru waimataitai principal jane culhane Parents can learn the tools for creating a safe internet environment for their children.

New road opens

A $3 million upgrade of Tasman Valley Road at Aoraki/Mount Cook will improve accessibility and safety.

Happy gift prompts sale

Scenic drive made safer

Stafford St building

Facelift for prime site

A positive outlook for Timaru will see a high profile Stafford St building disappear to make way for a new one.

Enjoying life riding shotgun

John Kennard Marlborough vineyard owner combines wining and driving as right-hand man for NZ's leading rally car driver, Hayden Paddon.

Good win for U18s

The South Canterbury under-18 rugby team had a convincing 39-15 win over Mid Canterbury.

Dashing through the countryside

Table slightly off balance

Marc Ryan

Ryan too good for locals

Olympian Marc Ryan took out Cycling Timaru's 120km Kiwi Rosebowl when he outsprinted co-marker Reon Park for a brilliant first and fastest time.

Spy novel unfolds

Edward Snowden Moment of Truth Workable coalitions are unclear, parties with some good policies and people also have bad ones.

Make a fuss of scheme

The man behind the Rangitata South Irrigation Scheme is a doer, not a talker. He doesn't go looking for pats on the back.

Opportunity knocks

Editorial: Not in my back yard

Changing the way we vote

For more and more voters, Election Day has already come and gone. And maybe that's a good thing.

Observant recorder of nature

john hardcastle Former Timaru Herald editor John Hardcastle - an early 20th century scientific thinker - is starting to get the recognition he deserves.

Women making mischief

Rumblings of impending strife in Europe start to be reported in the Herald.

Big photo finale for exhibition

Amid the turmoil came bachelors' annual ball

carol bell strap

Will it be Armageddon?

At last, Timaru Herald readers wake up to a full report on escalating tensions in Europe.


Writer set F1 PR standard

Eoin Young was the world's best-read and most influential Grand Prix writer for more than four decades.

Timaru Herald photo

Still making a racquet

Terry Taylor lives and breathes tennis and has no plans to put his racquet down as he approaches 80.

Bob Dylan at Horncastle Arena

Dylan disappoints

I had been joyously anticipating Bob Dylan's Christchurch concert for weeks.


Grease is the word

Timaru teens are trading in their uniforms for poodle skirts and school books for singing mics.

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