$2m wanted for slide holdup

'They're burying their heads in the sand'

Timaru District Council threatened with a $2m bill over the sale of the former Century Pool hydroslide.
timaru hydroslide

Sentencing delayed

Hughes A Timaru man who dragged a girl off her bike and over a barbed wire fence into a park will be sentenced in September.

$25m loan recorded as $25,000

A $25 million loan was mistakenly recorded as one for just $25,000, the SCF trial has heard.

Low hopes for inquiry

Angry relatives of Kiwi MH17 disaster victim Mary Menke are sceptical a fair investigation can be carried out.

Blizzard buzzes South Island

Drivers are urged to take care on highways after a night of snowfall and icy conditions.

'I didn't want him to die'

A man on retrial for murder says he was defending himself when he fatally stabbed a teenager.

Budget shortfall likely for council

waimate The Waimate District Council is predicting it will be down $214,000 on its budget at the end of the financial year, according to a recent financial report.

No Green candidate to stand

The Green Party will contest September's election without a candidate for Rangitata.

Game of bridge a winner for charity

Nod for church upgrade

Dairy cows

Spike in cow numbers

South Canterbury has more than doubled its dairy cattle numbers in just 10 years.

North Otago off on Islands tour

Colin Jackson Last year's Mead Cup finalists North Otago are about to embark on a three-match Pacific Islands tour.

Gould grabs Cahill Cup

A powerful sprint saw Glen Gould take out Cycling Timaru's Cahill Cup race

Paddon's WRC learning curve

Anglers land milestone

Annaliese Le Roy

Christchurch skater takes title

Ollie Jones comfortably won the 60km inline speed skating race at the Timaru International Motor Raceway.

Back country route perils

sheep It's not a long way from Nugget Point to the road that leads back to the Southern Scenic Route through the Catlins.

Adding to the grief

Is there to be no dignity in death for the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17?

Boiling and steaming break

The cost of country living

Mary Menke

Tragedy hits home

The outrage and the anguish just got a whole lot closer to home.

Women making mischief

timaru herald masthead Rumblings of impending strife in Europe start to be reported in the Herald.

Big photo finale for exhibition

More than 680 visitors viewed the final day of the Timaru Herald's 150th anniversary photo exhibition at Aigantighe Art Gallery on Sunday.

Amid the turmoil came bachelors' annual ball

Photo history proves popular

john hardcastle

Observant recorder of nature

Former Timaru Herald editor John Hardcastle - an early 20th century scientific thinker - is starting to get the recognition he deserves.

erebus operation overdue

Belated justice

In matters of opinion, debate is pointless. There is no accounting for taste.

words and pictures

Picture worth 1000 words

In matters of opinion, debate is pointless. There is no accounting for taste.


Teens amp up the volume

Adolescence can drive parents to do things they've never done before.

David Cunliffe talking

Guilt trip changes nothing

So, David Cunliffe feels the need to apologise for being male.

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