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Opihi College Bandquest band members clockwise from left, Emilie Ackroyd, Flynn Coskerie, Peter Wilson, Kiarn Prentice, Toni Wilson, Sophie Pye, Issy Livingstone, Cole Robertson, Kaia Macpherson, and Shayden Walton.

Rocking out in style

Sunglasses helped an Opihi College band win the "most stylish" award at Bandquest.

Culture shock

Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru Rosie Keys, far left, and Mitchell Trezise, centre, at the 61st International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

Two Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru had the "chance of a lifetime" to travel to India.

Snowy snap brings cold weekend

A cold front brings freezing weather to parts of NZ - but there's a bigger one in the wings.

Students clean-up lagoon

Waimataitai students were "amazed" with the rubbish they collected on a field trip to the Washdyke Lagoon.

House consents up

The number of South Canterbury house consents in July more than doubled from last year.

Annear back in 'green and black'

South Canterbury snared the services of halfback Nick Annear.

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News

Cannabis located on man

10:17 AM  Police found a small amount of cannabis and drug utensils on an Orton man

Oamaru police notebook: September 4, 2015

10:15 AM  On Thursday night a Darfield woman, 25, drove off the road on SH1 near the SH83 intersection at Pukeuri.

Mixed forecast for weekend

Threats of violence alleged

Sport

Craighead basketballers make top eight

Craighead basketballer Phoebe Trolove has starred in Dunedin.

Craighead made the top eight of the South Island secondary schools' basketball tournament in Dunedin.

McKinnon's salmon hatchery a winner

Mark Webb releases adult Chinook into the Rangitata South spawning raceway to seed the $1m-plus enhancement project.

 I can't recall when Central South Island anglers and hunters last exhibited such enthusiasm to play a direct role in the direction and management of the fishing and hunting resources of this region.

TGHS First XI through to final

Timaru Girls' High School's Abby Lennon, right, in action against St Mary's.

Timaru Girl's High School First XI hockey team is through to the final of the Audrey Timlin Memorial tournament in Invercargill after beating St Mary's 4-0.

Roncalli fall at semi hurdle

Roncalli wing attack Abby McIlroy is shut down by massive St Andrew's goal keep Kelera Nawai as she attempts a high pass in the third-fourth playoff on Thursday. St Andrew's won 38-30 leaving Roncalli in a more than credible fourth.

They may have lost their final two games but Roncalli College will be basking in the glory of their netball team's success this week for some time.

Geraldine take last promotion spot

Geraldine High School's Steph Lysaght was named in the B grade tournament talent squad after helping her side to promotion.

Geraldine High School will play in the A grade in 2016 after securing the final promotion spot.

Opinion

Letters to the editor: September 1

Well what a mess Serco has made of the running of Mt Eden Remand Prison.

Digging deep into donkey's years of detritus

An Uzbek pottery version of Donkey, of Shrek fame, pulling a cart.

Derek Burrows embarks on a decluttering spree, discovering the dangers of living in the same house for 20 years.

I like to think I'm pun-ching above my weight

Peter Sellers

Grant Shimmin stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other dads, continuing a fine tradition that likely began in prehistoric times.

Missing the boat this cruise season

Tourist operators up and down the country will be rubbing their hands with glee, but Timaru appears to have missed the boat.

No rest for the guest in the spare room bed

Slat attack

It was a hard day's night for Derek Burrows' guest, when the slat bed attacked.

Life

Culture shock for pharmacy students

Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru Rosie Keys, far left, and Mitchell Trezise, centre, at the 61st International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

Two Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru had the "chance of a lifetime" to travel to India.

What's on this weekend?

Models prepare for the 11th annual toilet paper wedding dress contest at Kleinfled's Bridal Boutique in New York June 17, 2015. The contestants competed in the annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, showing off their dress-making skills using only Charmin toilet paper, glue, tape, Needle and thread, for the $10,000 cash prize. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The South Island's best gymnasts put their talents on display in South Canterbury this weekend.

Skiing since he was two

Taane, left, and Nikau Whetu at Mt Hutt Speed Camp.

This week in our series of young up and coming sports people from South Canterbury secondary schools we are featuring Nikau Whetu, 14, of Twizel Area School whose sport is skiing.

Age no barrier

Evita cast members, from left, Lynn Wingfield, Diane Grant-Ussher and Judith Lindqvist are enjoying rehearsals for the upcoming production.

Age has been no barrier for three senior members of the Evita cast ensemble, who are treading the boards for the upcoming musical.

Young vicar takes over St John's

St John's Anglican Church's new vicar Josh Taylor, 27 and his wife Jo and two-and-a-half year old Phoebe.

Church is more important than ever says Timaru's newest vicar who is keen to get young people back into the christian community.

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