Doreen Grubb, right, was diagnosed with Macular Degeneration eight years ago. She had to give up weaving but now does silk painting. Her husband Ross, left, helps her, even threading needles for her sewing machine.

Not losing sight of sewing

 Doreen Grubb is determined not to give up sewing and craft, even if she is losing her sight.

Snow may be on way

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Aerial views of Tekapo
Aerial Views of Twizel
Aerial Photos of Fairlie

More snow could hit South Canterbury early next week, MetService warns.

Eco-centre coming for Crow's Nest

The Crow's Nest is set to expand and will include an eco-products shop and eco-centre.

Power company under investigation

Alpine Energy is under investigation, as a separate investigation continues.

False alarms keep fire services busy

Timaru firefighters attended three emergency calls on Friday afternoon within a short space of time.

Mural to decorate school

A class of Waimataitai School pupils are beautifying their school with their art.

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Fire lighter scared off

NZ police car, generic police

Someone was disturbed trying to light a fire at Aorangi Park at 9.25pm on Thursday night.

South Canterbury fire services busy going to false alarms

Timaru firefighters attended three emergency calls on Friday afternoon within a short space of time, but they all amounted to nothing.

Mural to decorate school

Timaru council contracts out environmental services


Sport around the region

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Netball at Southern Trust Events Centre.
Pleasant Point's Jess Golding and Old Boy's Genae Manson.

Craighead had a close loss, Old Boys kept on winning and kids kept on having fun. The Timaru Herald's photographers were out and about capturing some of the sport around the region this week.

Highlanders make fans of us all

OPINION: The Crusaders have a battle on their hands to keep their South Canterbury fan base.


Table tennis doubles decided

Gary Soper and David Butler took out the men's open residential South Canterbury table tennis doubles title.


Letters to the editor: July 03

I always appreciate reading in The Timaru Herald about efforts to clean racial and referee abuse out of the game of rugby.

Letters to the editor: July 1

Your article on "Minister sour on sugar tax" highlights a major danger in democracy - money talks.


A long-awaited leap into the lexicon of the English language

It's not for FOMO, but Grant Shimmin has decided it's time to make his entry into the lexicon of the English language.


Hanging up the phone for the last time

Debbie Dick working on her first computer in the Timaru police watchhouse in the late 70s early 80s.

As an innocent 17-year-old, Debbie Leonard walked into the Timaru Police station to apply for a job - and was asked if she was a Catholic. That was virtually the first and last question she was asked before being told she had the watchhouse keeper's job - a role she would retain for 33 of her 36 years in the Timaru Police Station. Herald reporter Rhonda Markby spoke to her about the crime she has seen and the crims she has known.

Raw milk rules prohibitive

Cheesemaker Shirley Loats said she has had a lot of requests to milk raw milk cheese but the new regulations will make it more difficult.

Waitaki Girls High School pupil Hannah Ballantyne receives a Youth Community Spirit Award at the Trustpower Waitaki Community Awards from Trustpower Community relations manager Graeme Purches and Waitaki mayor Gary Kircher.

Hannah's passion for social justice

Hannah Ballantyne has been singled out for her commitment to the North Otago community.

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