Josh Keen won several awards at the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association nationals in Wanaka.

Young hunter scoops NZ title

The New Zealand Deerstalkers Association president says award is about more than hunting.

One dead in crash

A police officer inspects the wreckage of a fatal car crash near Moeraki early Friday morning.

Fatal crash on same stretch of highway that claimed Oamaru 5-year-old Ruby Marris.

Police probe deaths video

5:50 PM  Ashburton mother Cindy George and her three young children could have died up to a week ago, police say.

New Timaru roundabout in action

New roundabout "working like a dream", council says.

Sheep deaths escalating

SAFE claims 252 sheep destined for the export to Mexico died before going on board.

Damp end to week

A wet end of the week may give way to an overcast weekend around South Canterbury.

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Mural to decorate school

Waimataitai school pupils with a mural they have painted to be hung up around the school.

6 min ago  A class of Waimataitai School pupils are beautifying their school with their art.

Timaru council contracts out environmental services

12 min ago  Timaru District Council has contracted out its environmental services department.

More cycle trail funding

United they fly


Sport around the region

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Netball at Southern Trust Events Centre.
Pleasant Point's Jess Golding and Old Boy's Genae Manson.

5:36 PM  Craighead had a close loss, Old Boys kept on winning and kids kept on having fun. The Timaru Herald's photographers were out and about capturing some of the sport around the region this week.

Highlanders make fans of us all

OPINION: The Crusaders have a battle on their hands to keep their South Canterbury fan base.


Table tennis doubles decided

Gary Soper and David Butler took out the men's open residential South Canterbury table tennis doubles title.


Letters to the editor: July 03

I always appreciate reading in The Timaru Herald about efforts to clean racial and referee abuse out of the game of rugby.

Letters to the editor: July 1

Your article on "Minister sour on sugar tax" highlights a major danger in democracy - money talks.


A long-awaited leap into the lexicon of the English language

It's not for FOMO, but Grant Shimmin has decided it's time to make his entry into the lexicon of the English language.


Hannah's passion for social justice

Waitaki Girls High School pupil Hannah Ballantyne receives a Youth Community Spirit Award at the Trustpower Waitaki Community Awards from Trustpower Community relations manager Graeme Purches and Waitaki mayor Gary Kircher.

Hannah Ballantyne has been singled out for her commitment to the North Otago community.

Otago residents quick to volunteer

You may never be short of a hand to help when you're in Otago.

Oamaru cheesemaker Shirley Loats.

Raw milk rules prohibitive

Cheesemaker Shirley Loats said she has had a lot of requests to milk raw milk cheese but the new regulations will make it more difficult.

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