NASA engineering scientist John Glass says many people dream of becoming a rocket scientist, but for many, it is not ...

Anyone can be a rocket scientist

NASA's only engineering scientist hopes to inspire others into the space industry.

Cuts 'unfathomable'

Labour Party Rangitata electorate candidate and Hinds resident Jo Luxton.

South Canterbury state housing stock could be cut by 134, Labour Party reveals.

Staffroom to be new classroom

Increasing student numbers see school consider alternative classrooms to meet demand.

Staff concerned about property ties

IDEA staff concerned services being cut as subsidiary property company booms.

Tradies, suppliers pitch in

Partially paralysed after botched surgery, Jamie Wilson is getting a helping hand.

Brawl probe continues

Rugby officials ask Timaru team to explain why reserves ran onto field to join in fight.

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Zelie Allan contesting Waitaki

Oamaru woman Zelie Allan is the Labour Party's candidate for the Waitaki electorate seat.

A breast cancer survivor says health is a key issue ahead of the 2017 election.

Arrests connected to crime spree

A string of offences have been committed across Canterbury during a week-long crime spree.

'Silly decision' to trust scammer

Views, parking a concern

Sport

Gibbs and Trolove's impressive start

Roncalli's Jack Gibbs will be hoping to turn last year's silver medal into gold in the single at the Maadi Cup.

Roncalli College's Jack Gibbs and Craighead's Phoebe Trolove are setting the early pace at the opening day of Maadi Cup secondary schools rowing regatta at Lake Karapiro.

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake' video

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All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

Probe into club rugby brawl

South Canterbury Rugby Union chief executive Craig Calder is taking a teenage brawl seriously.

Rugby officials have asked a Timaru team to explain why their reserves ran onto the field to join a fight.

Rugby mismatch turns ugly

The brawl marred a pre-season game.

Mass brawl involving players and spectators erupts in apparent reaction to scoreboard pressure.

Magic thumping 'reality check' for Tactix

Tactix wing defence Hayley Saunders, left, and Magic wing attack Grace Rasmussen compete for possession during their ANZ ...

 Mainland Tactix given ANZ Premiership wake-up call in opening match.

Opinion

A rockin' good time in Timaru

Rebecca Smith of Timaru at the Hospice Rock & Hop held at Caroline Bay this month.

"You wanna hit the portaloos early," Ali says dryly.

Animal magnetism the cross we bear

Not helpful. Loki and his mate, Moo, on my car as I left the house for work one morning this week. Unlike our other ...

The wounds are slowly healing. The latest ones, that is.

Immensely IMPressed, despite IMPlosion

A group of Lincoln City fans, with an imitation FA Cup, outside the Emirates Stadium before Sunday's quarter-final ...

It always looked like Mission IMPossible – and so it proved.

Contemplating treachery, out of desperation

Arsenal fans hold up a banner calling for manager Arsene Wenger to resign after this week's UEFA Champions League match ...

The question was a variation on one levelled at me regularly over 16 years.

You can't have my Thursday nights too

Eto Nabuli scores one of his three tries in a losing cause against the Force on Thursday night.

OPINION: Hey, did you see those Reds got done in Perth on Thursday night, despite Eto Nabuli scoring a hat-trick of tries?

We Are Timaru

Arts grants recipients announced

Hugh and Fi McCafferty are glad they have received a grant for Ukefest 2017.

All the applicants for Creative Communities Scheme funding through the Timaru District Council were successful.

Businesses closing and transforming

Pleasant Point's Legends Cafe will be up for auction on Tuesday, March 28.

A few businesses have undergone major changes in the past few months.

Girl's documentary to screen in US

Mercedes van Royen's documentary about suicide, Just Another Word, will screen to an American audience in June.

A 12-year-old Waimate girl's documentary on suicide will screen in Vermont in June.

The Bogtrotters' final show

The Bogtrotters, on stage, playing their final St Patrick's Day gig at the Sail and Anchor Bar on Friday night.

After years of gigs at The Sail and Anchor bar in Timaru, The Boggtrotters say Slán.

What's on this weekend?

The Geraldine Multi Challenge is taking place this Sunday.

Check out the inaugural Caroline Bay Rock and Hop this weekend.

Video

Aaron Smith's 'massive mistake'

All Blacks star believes he has turned a corner since his 'very disappointing' end to 2016.

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