Smoke rises from a Timaru chimney.

Burners could attract $750 fine

11 min ago  ECan introduces new rule "where you can't have visible smoke".

Fog cancels flight

Richard Pearse Airport

Afternoon fog caused the Timaru to Wellington flight to be cancelled.

Light Leathers cuts confirmed

At least 46 of Timaru tannery NZ Light Leathers' workers will lose their jobs.

Ashburton youth pleads not guilty

An Ashburton girl's night of drinking ended when she was allegedly sexually violated.

Motorcyclist wants driver's apology

A Timaru woman wants the driver she says caused her to fall off her motorcycle to own up.

Car catches fire near Timaru

A car fire south of Timaru on State Highway 1 got put out by a passing motorist.

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SH1 reopens after fatal crash

One person is dead following a fatal crash north of Hampden in North Otago.

State Highway 1 in North Otago has reopened after a fatal crash north of Hampden at 11.30am on Tuesday.

Car catches fire near Timaru

A car fire south of Timaru on State Highway 1 got put out by a passing motorist.

Timaru has sixth pollution day

Motorcyclist wants driver's apology


Timaru trio Fifa flag bearers

Grace Lamb, Renae Cocking and Lucy Horgan fly the flag for fair play the Fifa under 20 World Cup games in Dunedin.

Three Timaru girls have taken part as Fair Play flag bearers in the Fifa under 20 World Cup games in Dunedin.

Galbraith 'stoked' with top finish

Timaru's Darren Galbraith finished an impressive second place at Rally Canterbury.

Reon Park (left) and Glen Gould sprinting up Telegraph Hill in Cycling Timaru's clab race

Park's uphill power proves decisive

Reon Park's sprinting power saw him win Cycling Timaru's 40km A grade race by the smallest of margins.


Where there's smoke there's... a fine

A smoky chimney and a non-smoky one.

Winter is here and those with smoking chimneys, watch out.

We should celebrate this building

There's something very endearing about Dot and Neil Smith's building project.

Generic driveway with power pole

Council demands channelling away my goodwill

I read with great interest last week some of the ways the Timaru District Council will trim its budget for the coming year.


Mackie gave his all to boxing

Gordon (Smillie) Mackie died on May 18, aged 65, after a long illness.

The final bell has rung on Timaru boxing identity Gordon Mackie.

Compulsory languages for Waitaki?

Waitaki principals back choice when it comes to offering children a second language.

Oamaru family Mark and Kim Kennedy with Cooper 7, and Bennette, 5, said there's no prejudice at Ronald McDonald House - everyone is there for the same reason.

Home away from home

When Mark and Kim Kennedy stayed at Ronald McDonald House with their children last year, one thing caught their attention.

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