'Murder-suicide' in Otago

Wife killed before husband dies on road

A North Otago couple have died in an apparent murder-suicide while teenage sons were asleep at home.
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Addict surge expected

A Timaru drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre is waiting for an upsurge of legal high addicts.

It's all go this Easter

Cars, rugby, music and trains are all on show in South Canterbury this Easter weekend.

Taxpayers lose $808m

South Canterbury Finance's collapse has left New Zealand $808 million out of pocket.

Pubs in accord on unruly drinkers

Publicans from Temuka and Geraldine are the latest group to join together in a bid to stop late-night drunkenness.

Church awaits repair assessment

Church repairs Holy Trinity Arowhenua Church is awaiting assessment for repairs before it can re-open.

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Hospital check-up after crash

A motorist was taken to Timaru Hospital for a check-up after a crash in Temuka.

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It's all go this Easter

Cars, rugby, music and trains are all on show in South Canterbury this Easter weekend.

Gurkha group to train in Tekapo

gurkha The Lake Tekapo Military Camp has taken on an international flavour with the arrival of 140 soldiers from 1 Royal Gurkha Regiment (1RGR).

Church puts on Easter display

St Andrews church in Geraldine is celebrating Easter in style this year.

Loss of building 'heritage vandalism'

Fewer female police staff

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Anzac service impresses old boy

Timaru Boys' High School paid tribute to those who fought in wars at their annual Anzac service.

Magpies need good tidings

mgapie rugby team Some budding young Magpie rugby players could have their wings clipped unless the can add to their tiding.

Timaru Warriors gone

A shortage of players has shelved Timaru's only rugby league team.

Good Friday rugby

Korea boost for promising skaters

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Hogg is wheel deal

Competing in his first downhill on a mountainbike did not stop Chris Hogg grabbing gold.

Barminess that relieves gloom

magnamail It's cloudy again this morning. In fact, it's been gloomy weather now for what seems several weeks.

Letter: Roundabouts

Regarding recent publicity on roundabouts, it is not the roundabouts that are to blame it is the drivers who do not listen or read how and what to do when approaching them.

Letter: Sheep shipments

Legal high gesture

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Taking the high road

Buying votes is a long-standing political tactic. Usually it's achieved by promising tax breaks, interest free student loans, incentives for first home buyers - that sort of thing.

Youth suicide concern

Depression A new report shows the youths of South Canterbury are committing suicide at more than double the national rate.

Community, family help 'vital'

Timaru youth adviser Christine Cummings says involvement of families and communities in preventing suicide is "vital".

Living with depression

Father shocked by son's death

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Where to go for help in Sth Canty

A number of South Canterbury agencies provide urgent and non-urgent services to help people.

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Service marks Palm Sunday

Timaru Herald chief photographer John Bisset was out and about South Canterbury during the weekend.

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Gritty tale bleak but beautiful

There is only so much grittiness an audience can take before they lose the will to live.

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Mulligan in a muddle

A lot of you will be familiar with comedian-personality Jesse Mulligan.

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Kids all right with family

In December 2008, Auckland University released a report entitled The Health and Wellbeing of Secondary School Students in New Zealand.

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