Cup of tea years in the making

Sisters finally meet

Tears flowed when sisters Kath Hunt and Chris Smith met after 59 years apart.
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'Never coming home'

The family of a Timaru teen who died at a party is struggling with the sudden death of their daughter.

Homeless teens admit joyride

Car thieves "encouraged" by joyriding friends, judge says as four plead guilty over escapade.

Port worker hit by container

A man is in hospital after being hit by a container while on a ship at the Port of Timaru early this morning.

'Significant focus' on reducing falls

The SCDHB has recorded its second lowest number of serious events since 2006.

CPR saves man's life

CPR Man may not be alive if it wasn't for a stranger who did CPR on him after he had a heart attack then crashed his car.

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"Burnout car" found empty

Police impounded an unoccupied car after burnouts were reported on four Timaru streets.

Doctor calls for better hygiene

stethoscope There was an increase in bowel diseases in South Canterbury last month, which was expected, according to South Canterbury medical officer of health Dr Daniel Williams.

Candles flicker to pupils' music

It was a case of lights, candles, action at Geraldine High School last night for the school's annual music by candlelight concert.

Geraldine in the pink for charity

Bookworms hunt out best reads

John Willers

Teacher creates hub for students

Local music teacher John Willers has won a national award for his work with South Canterbury music students.

He came, he flexed, he conquered

bodybuilders Wayne Doyle is retiring on a high note after a brief (but successful) foray into the world of bodybuilding.

Youngsters punch above weight

The annual Aoraki Secondary School Sports awards will again showcase the immense talent across the region.

Read, Whitelock late starters

Coach's contract looks solid

Courtney Duncan

Duncan back with vengeance

Palmerston's Courtney Duncan is on target to claim another national title this season.

Danyel loses grip on reality

the luminaries ACT Party donor Danyel Southwark, traumatised by the election result, begins to lose her grip on reality.

What's coming out of this closet?

Over the years Derek Burrows has acquired a terrific T-shirt collection. Now what does he do with it?

Piece missing from many circles

Benefits outweigh #gigaspam


Commitment to skills saves lives

It was empowering to realise that, in an emergency situation, I would be equipped to do something that might just contribute to saving a life.

Bullets and flying shrapnel

carol bell strap George King went from preaching in Pleasant Point to bullets flying over his head at Gallipoli.

Observant recorder of nature

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

Women making mischief

Troops occupy German Samoa

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Will it be Armageddon?

At last, Timaru Herald readers wake up to a full report on escalating tensions in Europe.

Teenagers kissing, young love, teenage sex

'Let's talk about sex'

Trying to advise teenagers in the face of raging hormones can be a bit like trying to nail jelly to a tree.

Sailing into fair Hvar

Although spending time on an uninhabited islet has appeal, most are looking for a few home comforts.

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War calls Sth Canty young

By October 1914, young South Canterbury men had started to answer the call to head to World War I.

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'Skulduggery' at an end

Children's fiction author Derek Landy is facing the end of the series which made him famous.

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