Alpine Energy Stadium may end up with an artificial turf

Plastic pitch option for SC

South Canterbury football could join with rugby on an artificial turf at Alpine Energy Stadium.

Car topples power pole

Fire crews attended a car crash which toppled a power pole  on the Fairlie to Geraldine Highway on Saturday evening.

A car ran off the road and took out a power pole in South Canterbury on Saturday night. 

West End break Hearts

Seven years of South Canterbury football dominance has ended for Northern Hearts.

Cambridge only Timaru side left

Cambridge will be the only club from South Canterbury in the semi-finals of the division one men's hockey competition.

No poaching charges

Police followed up with a driver, but a lack of evidence means no further action will be taken.

Children perform with Flava video

Young children performed their hearts out at the Korohi o te Pepi Flava Festival 2015

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Mayor on medication

Mackenzie District mayor Claire Barlow speaks out about her depression in the hope of helping others.

When Claire Barlow first stood for the Mackenzie District mayoralty in 2010 she was faced with an opponent using her mental health against her. Now at the end of her second term she wants to leave a legacy of understanding and acceptance of those suffering from depression.

Disorder and destruction

Deliberatley damaging a golf green and 

Recitals put pipe organs on show

Curtains rise on revamped theatre

Sport

Gibson wins endurance race

Timaru's Greg Sugrue runs his Peugeot GTI around Levels at the inaugural Timaru 200 2K Cup endurance race.

Christchurch's Andrew Gibson took out the inaugural Timaru 200 2K Cup endurance race at Levels.

Paddon rocked but OK after crash video

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon rolled a WRC car for first time at Rally Finland.

221013 SPORT. Robert Charles/Taranaki Daily News. Taranaki intermediate schools' indoor bowls at Belt Rd Hall. Zac Hetherington, 13, from Coastal Taranaki School.

Cooper pressures Reid to take win

Reid was four up with three ends to play and looked as if she had control.

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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