18062015  News John Bisset/FairfaxNZ.  Wilma and Aad van Leeuwen's massive dairy shed inland from Makikihi

South Cantabrians on rich list

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

Pickled puncher jailed

List and sentencing at the Timaru District Court today.

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

Hand by hand demolition

A Timaru couple have bought an old church hall and are recycling materials to build a straw house.

Prison for hoodie robber

Refusing to give up his hoodie when asked earned a 16 year-old youth a punch in the face.

RSA calls special meeting

South Canterbury RSA members have closed ranks before a special meeting.

US blogger not backing down

Janis Powers stands by blog comparing Timaru breath test to death of a US woman.

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New info casts doubts over Blakie murder

Murdered Timaru woman Lisa Blakie.

New information has cast doubt over how the 2000 murder of Lisa Blakie really unfolded, the father of the dead woman says.

Rural Woman celebrates 90 years

High tea was in order for 40 women to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Rural Women New Zealand.

Groceries returning to shop on Timaru's Selwyn St

Big latch on planned

Sport

Changes on horizon for football

Poor football pitches are under the microscope in South Canterbury Football's strategic plan.

A new chairman, a new strategic plan, a new hiring. South Canterbury Football is in for a shake-up.

Craighead in box seat after win

Craighead have continued their premier netball resurgence to put themselves in the box-seat for semifinals.

Checking out the competition for the 2K Cup this weekend are drivers Andrew Kitching, left, Carl Vaughan, Craig O'Keeffe and Matt Hendry.

2K Cup returns with endurance race

The hugely successful 2K Cup is expanding its horizons with a two-hour endurance race kicking things off.

Opinion

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.

Time we starting taking an interest in cyber hacking affairs

Cyber hacking threatens more than revealing who's been cheating, Derek Burrows writes.

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.

Life

What's on this weekend

Nachiko Schollum's figurines feature in the Fire and Clay Exhibition at the Aigantighe Gallery.

Concerts, car racing and markets all feature on the South Canterbury calendar this weekend.

Brit Barroga (with five-month- old Elliot) is grateful for the support  given to breastfeeding mothers New Zealand.

'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.

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