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Alan Brehaut with part of his collection that he would donate to the museum if a new one was constructed.
Reporter: Jack Montgomerie

Museum offered 1000 items

Mechanical instruments and vintage motorcycles are among the items a trust plans to give Timaru's museum.

Mixed feelings on flag

Jan Simmons with her flag design, which she says represents young people.

Timaruvians have mixed emotions about New Zealand's flag potentially changing.

SCDHB asked to set sugar example

The SCDHB has told Timaru councillors to stop selling sugary drinks.

Boys' programme will continue

The programme for boys that ran under the South Canterbury Violence Intervention Project will continue despite no funding.

Rescue chopper makes 3 calls

The Westpac emergency helicopter visited South Canterbury three times last week.

GoPro a no-go

Timaru parking wardens are unlikely to don body-mounted cameras any time soon.

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Marsupial's motoring misadventure

It's not every day wallaby become roadkill in Timaru. This one was spotted on the roadside adjacent to the Gleniti Golf Course.

A motoring misadventure meant this marsupial's golf game never made par.

Proposed changes to rates remission decried

Submissions show the proposed removal of some rates remissions have not gone down well.

Former detective frustrated by violence programme closure

Opposition to business rate

Sport

Paddon shocked by award

South Canterbury Car Club's Karen Paddon (centre) received a Distinguished Service Award at the Motor Sport New Zealand annual awards. She is pictured with her children Cate and Mark.

Working hard behind the scenes for over 35 years saw South Canterbury Car Club's Karen Paddon recognised nationally.

Players' protest ends tournament

Players' protests have forced the Hockey South Canterbury to pull the senior women's hockey team out of their annual Queen's Birthday weekend tournament.

Town versus Country will keep everyone on their toes.

Town looks to top Country

A strong looking Town team will be hunting three wins in a row over Country at the annual senior fixture on June 6.

Opinion

Catering to the needs of Chinese tourists

25052015  News, John Bisset/FairfaxNZ Stephen Le Corre from Aoraki Polytechnic prepares Chinese food

Kiwi roadside food is not impressing some of our Chinese tourists, research has found.

A celebration of SC's sporting success

OPINION: South Canterbury is punching well above its weight in the sporting arena, says sports editor Stu Piddington.

Face creams might not be the miracle you're hoping for.

Facing up to the reality of miracle creams

The Old Chook is yet to be convinced about the effectiveness of miracle creams.

Life

Facing up to the reality of miracle creams

Face creams might not be the miracle you're hoping for.

The Old Chook is yet to be convinced about the effectiveness of miracle creams.

Ignorance a headache for migraine sufferers

OPINION: Warning: This column has some graphic content, so if you're eating, you may want to finish before reading it.

The newest addition to the Waimate Fire Brigade, a 2008 model fire engine.

Dog rescued by fire service

A golden retriever was rescued by a Waimate fire crew when it became stuck down a ravine.

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