30072015  News; John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Richie and Niki Jacomb are pulling down the old St Pauls church hall down and using the materials to build a straw house

Old hall used to build dream home

A Timaru couple is demolishing a church hall by hand and using the materials to build a house.

No poaching charges

Hakataramea Valley.

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

South Canterbury breast friendly

South Canterbury is 'breastfeeding friendly' according to those who do and help with breastfeeding.

Talbot Park dropped

Talbot Park will no longer be in public hands after the SCDHB voted to exit.

Locals make rich list

Two high tech South Canterbury dairy farm owners are among NZ's wealthiest people.

Prison for punching woman in face

Punching a woman repeatedly on the face has landed a Temuka man in prison.

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Chemical lake fears spark meeting

South Canterbury rvier campaigners fear Lake Opuha's sediment contains harmful chemicals.

Senior ECan members have met South Canterbury river campaigners about their claims of chemical contamination in Lake Opuha.

Inland port means more Timaru freight

A new $20 million inland port in Rolleston means more rail-freighted containers for Timaru's port, PrimePort Timaru's chief executive says.

Flu at epidemic level

Building's fate up in the air


Big dry means fight for fishing waters

The carcass of a Chinook salmon on a river bank in Oregon. Toxic blue-green algae, which thrives in warm water, is causing problems for wildlife this year on drought-striken US west coast rivers.

OPINION: Some may tell me that commercial use is most important but I see little damage done to the resource by fishers.

Walsh to coach NZ Marist colts

Cetic's Hamersley Cup winning coach Nigel Walsh has landed another job.

Hayden Paddon sits 11th after the first stage of Rally Finland.

Hayden Paddon 11th in Finland

Kiwi rally driver says super special stages "aren't really my thing" after middling start to WRC Rally Finland.


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.

Still a smoking hot issue

Environment Canterbury's smoky chimney issue is still being debated in and around South Canterbury. Here is what some of our readers think.

Support for silver fern as debate rages on

The flag debate has been pub talk for months now and The Timaru Herald has received many letters on the subject.


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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