The planetary conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the sky above Mt John University Observatory, Tekapo.

Planets align over Tekapo gallery

11:51 AM  Look to the sky tonight, and you will see the "planetary conjunction" of Venus and Jupiter.

Port access 'proposed'

02042015 News John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Aerial view showing State Hi-way 1 and Washdyke Bridge

North St overbridge "on the books", as programme lists southern port access "proposed".

Fewer students suspended

11:47 AM  Rangitata has a drop in the number of suspended school students over the last 7 years.

Tutors ready for first-time show

They've mentored budding artists for years. Now it's Aoraki Polytech tutors' turn to shine.

Gang links downplayed

Lawyers downplay drug dealing and gang allegations made in a firearms trial in Timaru.

Students create legacy

Boys' High students chiselled, sawed and sanded a sculpture to be displayed at the school

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News

Woman assaulted at Caroline Bay

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11:43 AM  A Timaru woman, 30, was assaulted at Caroline Bay in Timaru on Tuesday night by an unknown man.

Clear skies set to cloud over

Make the most of the sunshine - Wednesday could be the best day of the week if you like fine weather.

Abandoned car teetered on cliff

Car flips into yard

Sport

Paddon heads to Poland with high hopes

Hayden Paddon, right, and co-driver John Kennard are hoping for more success as they head to Poland.

The fast roads of Poland are enticing Kiwi rally star as he looks to maintain his momentum in the WRC.

Craighead rugby girls rack up century

Craighead backs Lily McFarlane and Liz Hampton are point scoring machines.

Working hard to keep away from the chasing pack in Cycling Timaru's club race are (from left) Dave Turner, Paul Williams, Johnny Stockwell, winner Nigel Morris (in green), Clinton Hall and Dan Mitchell

Morris makes move pay off

Nigel Morris turned in a powerful ride to win Cycling Timaru's 48km handicap race.

Opinion

Parents will welcome free visits to doctors

The introduction today of free doctors’ visits, and prescriptions, for children aged under 13 years will be welcomed by parents.

Life

Ford Model A made Timaru family closer

The Ford A model is fully restored and reupholstered by the owners.

12:00 PM  The Munros from Timaru believe driving several rallies in a 1928 Ford Model A Tudor has brought the family closer to each other.

Life member not one to blow own trumpet

11:33 AM  After 19 years as Alpine Energy Brass Band's secretary treasurer Alan Olds, with his "musical abilities reaching only as far as playing the radio", is retiring.

South Canterbury based Fleur Lind and her Queensland based brother Lloyd Hopkins have released No Time for Rules.

Sci-fi duo put out new novel

11:36 AM  A sci-fi mad brother-sister duo have released their second novel.

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