Tom Walsh excelled at cricket as a school boy with an explosive bat.

Tom Walsh's hidden talent

Kiwi Olympic shot put hero to reveal his hidden talent on Sunday, against the Crusaders.

MPs back English

Rangitata MP Jo Goodhew is backing Bill English to succeed John Key.

South Canterbury's electorate MPs rally behind Bill English.

'Let's put it at zero'

Coach calls for zero alcohol limit after man sentenced for crash that killed team-mate.

Geraldine rebrands itself online video

Changing Geraldine's brand is expected to make life easier for everyone.

Car seat service ready for Xmas

A car seat hire service has opened, less than a month since another closed.

Mayor supports water from Tekapo

Mackenzie Mayor Graham Smith supports $226 million irrigation idea.

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News

Toy haul exceeds expectations

Salvation Army Major Murray Sanson, left,  and South Canterbury Bronz (Bikers Rights Organisation of New Zealand) ...

It is the season to be generous and Christmassy and in Timaru that is happening in loads.

Bayhill hearing begins

 Opponents of the $42 million Bayhill development claim there will be "significant adverse effects" on the surrounding area if it is allowed to go ahead.

Depression: A girl's rare wisdom

Driftwood fire put out

Sport

Bond joins Canterbury Cricket board

Former Canterbury and Black Caps bowler Shane Bond has joined the Canterbury Cricket board.

Former Black Caps bowler Shane Bond gets the call up, Mike Satterthwaite gets a reprieve.

Tom Walsh's hidden talent

Tom Walsh was a very talented rugby player, cricketer and shot putter at school.

Kiwi Olympic shot put hero to reveal his hidden talent on Sunday, against the Crusaders.

Point doing things right on and off field

Pleasant Point's representative cricketers from left, back row, Tom Costley, Liam Beck, Tim Leonard, Adam Beck. Front ...

Pleasant Point had five players selected in the South Canterbury Hawke Cup 12 to face Mid Canterbury last weekend.

Aorangi fall to Southland

Aorangi golfer Ginny Bolderston gets set to tee off against Southland at the Westown Golf Club.

Aorangi were unable to match last year's efforts against Southland, suffering a 3-2 loss.

Kelley earns sensei ranking

Timaru's Seido Karate's Chris Kelley has just received his fourth dan ranking, a sensei at a camp in Kaiapoi recently.

Timaru's Seido Karate Club has another dan to add to its ranks - Chris Kelley.

Opinion

Worried our grass might not be carted

We were confronted with the possibility our grass clippings may not be removed in time for a garden wedding on Saturday.

OPINION: The heavy clattering of a helicopter passing over seemed to confirm my worst fears.

Tragedy tears at my heart

Fans pay tribute to the players of Chapecoense killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at the club's Arena ...

OPINION: A little piece of my heart has been in Brazil all week.

Faulty switches turn Friday Black

An employee scans a purchase during a Black Friday sale in California.

Opinion: Last week we had another day when we could worship at the altar of consumerism – Black Friday.

An invention with a net benefit

The internet can help you do pretty much anything, from what Elvis Costello is doing here, to fixing a creaky bed.

OPINION: Does your bed creak?

Doing our bit for the bees

Beekeeper Mike Grice and his son, James, service the hive in my garden.

OPINION: Yes, I've got a bee in my bonnet.

We Are Timaru

Scholarship goes to visual artist

Timaru District Council Mayor Damon Odey congratulates Anna Reihana on winning the scholarship.

A visual artist has won this year's Timaru Community Arts Council Scholarship.

Street art festival pitched

Oi YOU! co-director George Shaw is in Timaru chatting about the idea of a street art festival.

Could Banksy artworks come to town?

Hive the hub of artist movement

Timaru artist Josh Cowan is looking for a new space for himself and others to create art from.

A Timaru artist wants to help get those with artistic talent noticed in the town.

With that, Crate Day was born

Crate Day 2015 at Manly Beach, Auckland.

It's like New Zealand's own Christmas: Beers, stubbies and commercialism to welcome in summer.

What's on this weekend?

061213. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Tahlea Bradshaw from St Andrews church was handing out lollies ...

Catch the Geraldine Christmas parade on Friday night.

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Bayhill hearing begins

 Opponents of the $42 million Bayhill development claim there will be "significant adverse effects" on the surrounding area if it is allowed to go ahead.

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