From left: Waimate mayor Craig Rowley, Alpine Energy director Rick Ramsay and chief executive Andrew Tombs at the Waimate District Community Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony.

'Let's get it built'

Waimate's new stadium is "for the future" the town's mayor says.

Rivers okayed for fun

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Most of the South Canterbury region's lake and river bathing sites are suitable for contact recreation.

Three cars crash at roundabout

9:43 AM  A failure to give way set off a domino effect in crashes at a roundabout on Monday.

Timaru wakes to strong gusts

10:38 AM  Overturned wheelie bins started Tuesday morning for some Timaru residents.

Glitz and glamour gallery

Geraldine High School students got glammed up for the annual school ball on Saturday night.

Car dragged by train

A North Otago man had a lucky escape after his car was dragged by a train.

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Work ethic lands scholarship

Timaru Boys' High School graduate and University of Otago Academic Excellence scholarship recipient Tim Colson.

11:12 AM  A former Timaru Boys' High School student is living his dream of studying medicine thanks to a $30,000 scholarship.

New support coordinator

11:03 AM  South Canterbury's new Neighbourhood Support co-ordinator is looking forward to making a "solid contribution".

High pollution days continue

Taser announcement baffles

Sport

Connor takes club champs title

Cycling Timaru's new senior club champion Josh Connor, right, leading Reon Nolan and Under 19 Champion Jesse Young up Gays Pass.

10:07 AM  Cycling Timaru's new senior club champion is Josh Connor who blitzed the field around three laps of the Totara Valley area.

Loan players hold key to Meads Cup

 Can Christchurch duo Kieran Coll and Jason Merrett make South Canterbury Meads Cup contenders.

In form Barb Reid is recalled to the South Island indoor bowls team

Inform indoor bowlers back

Two South Canterbury women have been selected for the South Island indoor bowls team to take on the North.

Opinion

Elderly can be naughty little liars

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OPINION: Grandma is 96. Her brain is sharp as a tack. It's the body that is starting to give way.

Letters to the editor: August 1

The article in The Timaru Herald regarding the closing of Bar One should be seen as a cautionary warning of things to come, says Roger Fagg.

Letters to the editor: July 31

Submissions to ECan with regards to the state of our air quality has reminded me that I had written to Nick Smith as Environment Minister early February 2015.

Life

Students bring culture to school

New international students at Mountainview High School, back row from left, Anna-Lena Dorm, Lennard Fitschen, Welainny Viana, Sabrina Ramos De Oliveria, Panuwat Subsongsang, Fuki Eguchi. Front row from left, Brenda Monteiro, Thaysa Goncalves Silva, Jose Da Silva, Tiago De Lima, Vivia Da Costa Silva, Ryu Shimamura.

The cultural diversity at Mountainview High School is growing, thanks to the addition of 14 new international students.

'Big Latch On' encourages mums

When Oamaru mum-of-two Brit Barroga travelled overseas with her husband and two boys she was surprised to see how uncommon breastfeeding really was.

Nachiko Schollum's figurines feature in the Fire and Clay Exhibition at the Aigantighe Gallery.

What's on this weekend

Concerts, car racing and markets all feature on the South Canterbury calendar this weekend.

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