Sir John Kirwan gave "amazingly inspirational" speech at Geraldine High School yesterday.

John Kirwan shares his message video

The former All Black star gave an "amazingly inspirational" speech at Geraldine High School.

Learning kotahitanga

Enthusiasm is apparent on the faces of these Arohwenua Maori School students as they learn mau rakau (Maori performing arts). Rangitukunoa TeHuia-Pairama shows off his skill.

Arowhenua Maori School's senior students learnt kotahitanga, unity, and how to work as one.

New classrooms for SC schools

Three SC schools will be getting work done on their buildings under the MoE.

Jockey's sudden death a shock

Friends pay tribute to former Pleasant Point jockey Ross Doherty.

NZ cops called out

Huffington Post writer says US police incident reminds her of run-in she had in Timaru.

Local man remanded in custody

A Pleasant Point man threatened to cut the baby out of a woman pregnant with his child.

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The beautiful scenery and stress-free lifestyles of the Mackenzie and Waimate Districts could help residents live longer.

New road named

One of Timaru's newest subdivisions has an official name.

No eco-advisor

Speedskater prefers silver fern


Sporty Sanders leaves for Halifax

Timaru rugby and cricket player Zane Sanders is off to Yorkshire to take up a contract with Halifax.

It was a complete accident that got Timaru's Zane Sanders a job at a Yorkshire school as a cricket and rugby development coach.

Jorja set to mix it with the big boys

Rugby mad Jorga Miller is hoping to be the first girl to make the South Canterbury under 48kg rugby team.

Limit rider Tim Sorenson wins the under 17 Cycling Timaru race for the second week in a row.

Park riding close to perfection

Reon Park remains the man to be in Cyclling Timaru's winter races.


E-reading doesn't cater to all the senses


OPINION: I confess to being a bit of rebel when it comes to books.

Caught on camera consternation

Unearthed camera footage can lead to embarrassment no matter how long long ago it was filmed, Derek Burrows writes.

Dobbing smokey fires 'dictatorship' - letter

Environment Canterbury recently broadcasted a suggestion that our populace anonymously report smoky chimneys.


Craighead ball arrivals gallery

Craighead ball

Craighead Diocesan students were transported back in time to the fabulous 50's for their school ball held on Friday night.

An experience money couldn't buy

Grace Valdes knew she didn't want to go to university, so took a chance on her acting career.

The Timaru Town and Country Club's Social Section held the Fun Wearable Arts Competition on Saturday night. Sandra Cleland models a  crisp rubbish bag and glitzy tinfoil number.

Fashion and grand final highlights gallery

Photographer Mytchall Bransgrove captures clever wearable arts competition and a rugby victory.

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