One drink one too many

'It's never going to bring my son back'

A lower legal alcohol limit \will never be low enough for one Timaru woman whose only son was killed in a drink-driving crash last year.
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Low limits, safer roads

Lower legal alcohol limits which come into force on December 1 will be a game changer.

New Bishop of Hamilton named

Auckland priest has been named by Pope Francis as new Catholic bishop of Hamilton.

Mackenzie loses colourful advocate

1:12pm Mackenzie district nonagenarian, Catriona Baker (nee Burnett), passed away peacefully in Fairlie on November 13.

Call for vigilance after fire

A blaze in the Scenic Reserve on Thursday night has sparked firefighters' concerns.

Rivers may have toxic algae

Warnings have been issued regarding a toxic algae found in the Waihao and Temuka rivers.

Boys spoken to about break-in

Three boys, aged 12 and 11, will be spoken to about a break-in at Pleasant Point Primary School.

On the pig's back

Prizewinning pig's future was shaky after being auctioned but he has surfaced to a new life as a breeding boar.

Man seriously injured by tractor

A man in his early 20s was seriously injured when the tractor he was driving rolled on an Albury property.

Pets in all shapes and sizes

Bullying top gripe in workplace

Limit 'targets wrong people'

The new lower alcohol limit for drivers is targeting the wrong people, say hospitality representatives.

Matson breaks 100m record

Roncalli College students came to the fore at the Otago Secondary Schools track and field meet.

Upper Waikati ripe for fishing

A reconnaissance trip around rivers in the southern part of the central South Island earlier this week reveals that most rivers are in very low flow.

Hansen adds dash of youth

CWC heads to Timaru

Darby wins bronze

Temuka bowler Keanu Darby has won bronze at the under-25 world championships in Australia.

Law for your own good

We've devoted a lot of space to the new drink drive limits in today's edition. They are a talking point around town.

Time for specifics

That changes are required in our rules allowing overseas tourists to drive here is no better illustrated than in the coroner's findings into Grant Roberts' death.

Double-edged sword in decile ratings

Challenges for new Labour leader

Public to help on gang issue

Our report on Saturday warning of gangs becoming more active in Timaru prompted some pretty emotive responses from readers.

Bullets and flying shrapnel

carol bell strap George King went from preaching in Pleasant Point to bullets flying over his head at Gallipoli.

Observant recorder of nature

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

Women making mischief

Troops occupy German Samoa

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Will it be Armageddon?

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

Fabulous Ferrari

Rod Tempero has built plenty of cars over the years, but his latest project may be his finest yet.

Orchard big loser in hailstorm

A hailstorm may cost a South Canterbury orchard company up to two thirds of its apple crop.

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Right at home in Japan

Last month had me so busy I've barely had time to sit down and think, let alone write.

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First-hand message of hope

More than 100 teenagers are expected for a fun event in Timaru with a serious message - suicide.

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