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Ashley Harper shows where a proposed overbridge could go.
Reporter: Jack Montgomerie

North St overbridge proposed

Council manager says proposed $5m overbridge would secure southern road access to town's port.

Smoke sales all legal

British MPs have voted to ban branding on cigarette packets.

A tobacco controlled purchase operation (CPO) in Timaru and Waimate recently resulted in no sales to underages.

Greens and Transition double upĀ 

A clash of events in Timaru on Monday will mean fewer attending both.

Curtain raises on burlesque show

Timaru audiences are in for a treat with Timaru's first burlesque show.

Armed police on street

Armed police involved in arrest of a 29-year-old Timaru man for breach of bail on Friday.

Third rescue for national park

Australian teenager injured when a rock thrown by a classmate rebounded off ice and hit him.

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$500 power bill inspires switch to solar

6:11 PM  As their electricity bills became exorbitant a Timaru couple switched to solar power.

Car fire in Glenavy video

A car burst into flames after crashing on a gravel road in Glenavy this afternoon.

Veteran remembers 100 years on

Swells delay ship's entry

Sport

Magpies' wings clipped by Mackenzie

Temuka's Erenimo Tau cops a hit from Mackenzie's George Folau.

The year of the sheep could still be the year of the rams as Mackenzie showed they are not out of the Hamersley Cup race.

Point fight out scrappy draw

The first round of the South Canterbury Football League threw up some surprises.

Tainui's Roger Orr, left, competes for the ball with Cambridge's Hayden Shaw during their division one hockey match on Saturday.

Upsets galore to start hockey season

Two massive upsets, a last-minute match-winner and a classic Hayden Shaw drag-flick started the South Canterbury hockey season with a bang.

Opinion

Letters to editor: April 17

13042015. News. Photo supplied / Timaru District Council.
A Timaru District resource consent document shows the Rosewill quarry site (outlined in yellow) and the route (in red) and land (in blue) over which clay may be hauled.

Two Rosewill residents have expressed dissatisfaction at a non-notified consent granted in the area

Does Crowe deserve a knighthood?

OPINION: Should New Zealand's greatest batsman, Martin Crowe, be knighted?

Mark Labbett and Brooke Burns present the award for outstanding morning program during the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 22, 2014.   REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES  - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)  (DAYTIMEEMMYAWARDS-SHOW)

To chase or be chased, that's the question

OPINION: I'd like to be a chaser, but I'd settle for being chased

Life

French multinational buys Barker's

Barker's of Geraldine director Michael Barker says French group Andros' acquisition of more than half the company secures its future.

French multinational jam maker Andros has bought chutney maker Barker's but it will be "business as usual" at the Geraldine factory.

Baby wrap passion close to chest

The traumatic birth of Amy Mills' son led to her passion for baby-wearing.

Strathallen Life Care Village residents, back row from left, Donalda Richards, Jenny Anderson, Kirsty Bell and Lesley Blakemore. Front row from left, Janet Smith, Doris Irving, Betty Austin, Hazel Trent and Jean Bootherstone with the cross covered with knitted poppies they made.

Poppies help pay respects

250 handmade poppies cover special Anzac cross.

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