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SPCA has pets needing new homes for Christmas

Normally around Christmas the South Canterbury SPCA is inundated with homeless animals but not this year, says manager Barry Fairbrother.

Man cut from crash

Driver in serious condition after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into parked car in Timaru.

Council defers park sale

maryburn park Fight to save Timaru's Maryburn Park continues, with council agreeing to put plans for controversial land sale on hold.

Online shopping evident to couriers

It seems more Christmas shopping may be happening online in South Canterbury.

Mt Cook a 'burial site'

Despite claiming its 234th life this week, reaching the summit, for some, outweighs the risks.

Keen crowd expected for concert

Extra security will be on hand to keep excited fans under control at Christmas on the Bay tonight.

Man charged after crash

A Timaru man has been charged after he crashed into stationary vehicles on Park View.

Lower fuel prices for holidays

Timaru is footing it with North Island centres when it comes to low petrol and diesel prices, which are at their lowest level in four years.

Hundreds expected to call Healthline

South Canterbury residents are being encouraged to call Healthline and the Healthline Symptom Checker these holidays.

On struggle street

A toast to Timaru's summer

Criticism for ECan elections

Elections for water management zone committees might not achieve balanced results, says OOP chairman says.

Golden year for athletes

Stu Piddington takes a look back on the highlights and those on the rise.

Basketballers court success

Five young, talented South Canterbury basketballers are set to get a big opportunity after being selected in New Zealand Koru teams.

Mid-Cant over came nerves

Walsh to compete in Timaru

Vote of confidence in Fish, Game

Central South Island Fish and Game councillors and staff received strong commendation from the public at their annual meeting.

Letters to the editor: December 18

Herald readers share their views on news and events far and wide.

Restored faith in programme

I have always been sceptical about the Mackenzie Country black stilt recovery programme.

Letters to the editor: December 17

Egalitarian image is dead

What it's really like to be poor

There are some eye-opening observations in a social justice report recently completed in Timaru.

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.

Introducing Kathy & Mike

The proposal was high-tech (with a remote-control chopper) but the wedding was beautifully rustic.

Pantomime connects with audience

A group of actors is spreading Christmas cheer by bringing a classic fairy tale to the stage.

Best prize ever

Jessica Adams, who won a prize for her song, Under the Same Sky, writes about her trip to Hiroshima in Japan.

What's on this weekend

It's activities galore in South Canterbury over the next three days.

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