Glenavy residents, from left, Joy Harvey, Rob Cooley, Hilda Liddall, June Murdoch, Denise Taylor and Geoff Amey want the road rules and layout through the town changed.

Inaction frustrates local residents

Glenavy residents fear fatal and serious crashes in their town are imminent.

Cop assault update

Ashburton Courthouse.

A Timaru police officer punched a handcuffed youth who spat in his face to avoid infection, a court has been told.

Reinstating land for wildlife

Washdyke wasteland will be turned into a wildlife habitat with help from the Timaru District Council.

Man caught doing 159kmh

A Timaru man was caught driving at 159kmh at Kellands Hill on Tuesday night.

Polytech top in retention

Aoraki Polytechnic is top in the country for keeping young people in study.

Hubbard Management Funds report

An investor's worst-case scenario for surplus in Hubbard Management Funds has been delivered.

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'Rewriting history' a concern

Memorial Ave has received Poppy Places status to commemorate Kiwi input in war but Timaru's Kitchener Square and Jellicoe Rd signs may not be eligible as their namings had nothing to do with World War I.

 For two Timaru roads to become Poppy Places and commemorate World War I, history will have to be rewritten.

Warning for bad behaviour

A Waimate man got a pre-charge warning for disorderly behaviour and resisting arrest.

'Great person for Timaru to have'

Oamaru police notebook: September 2, 2015

Sport

Roncalli sublime as they win one-goal thriller to qualify

Roncalli's Macie Austin tries to intercept a pass.

Roncalli have made it through to the semifinals of the South Island Secondary Schools' netball tournament in incredible circumstances.

Geraldine a chance of promotion

Geraldine High School celebrate making the semifinals of the B Grade after a 31-30 victory over St Kevin's College.

Geraldine High School are one win away from promotion to the A grade and two wins away from winning the B grade outright.

TBHS beat Otago in Auckland

Timaru Girls' High School's Emily Bell, left, tussles for the ball with Gore High player Kate Johnston in their 3-1 defeat in Invercargill.

Timaru Girls High School went down 3-1 to Gore High School at the Audrey Timlin tournment in Invercargill.

TBHS, Craighead struggle at top tier tournaments

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Timaru Boys' High School First XI hockey side are findingthe going tough at the top tier tournamant in Auckland.

Roncalli nail crucial win at death

Roncalli College's Sonnie Katene is fed a ball into the shooting circle under pressure from Otago Girls' High School defender Maddy Campbell.

 A stunning final quarter performance against Villa Maria has given Roncalli College a good chance of making national tournament.

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

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.

Chinese air service welcomed

030214 Business Photo:Dean Kozanic FairfaxNZ. A Boeing 787 Dreamliner made a first visit to Christchurch with the arrival of a  China Southern Airlines charter flight. Passengers were greeted with Maori song and dance.

 New China Southern Airlines service brings significant benefit to South Canterbury

The good ship Rangatira

The Rangatira.

The Rangatira has sailed its final voyage between Timaru and the Chatham Islands, and will now be sold. Fergus Blakiston pays tribute to 'the good old boat'.

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