Amped up in Gig City

Timaru finds inspiration in Chattanooga

Sam Callander travelled to Chattanooga to learn how it used the world's fastest internet speed to transform itself into Gig City - and to see what we could do with it here.
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Man reached plane

Timaru plane Airport staff stopped a man approaching a passenger flight as its engines started at Timaru's airport in September.

Breakthrough for Paddon

Kiwi rally ace Hayden Paddon has won his first WRC stage on an otherwise frustrating day at Rally Espana.

Expansion may post challenge

Fonterra's proposed new Studholme expansion could provide a challenge to recruit for 250 positions.

Heed provinces, candidates told

Labour Party leadership contenders should pay heed to provincial members, according to secretary of the party's Temuka branch.

Big plans for refurbished church

A century ago, Wilson St Baptist Church was the hub of the community - and will be again, its pastor says.

 Rob Aikman
What's on this weekend

Whether it's sailing or motor racing, sport is set to get people outdoors this Labour Weekend.

DOC hatches success with strategy

Collecting kaki eggs from the wild to raise is proving successful for the Department of Conservation.

Celebrating local landmarks

Albury School pupils unveiled a mural depicting local landmarks created with local artist Karen Lanchester after months of work.

Open day to support cancer

Selling socks for a noble cause

Waddles the duck

Sole duck entry part of fun

Lambs, dogs and a duck that thinks it's a dog were all present at pet day.

Waimate 50 hits streets

motorsport generic The Waimate 50 will roar into life this weekend with thousands expected to descend on the town.

'King' Quinn contests Targa title

Targa tarmac rally "king" Tony Quinn and co-driver Naomi Tillett face a tough battle as the five-time winner attempts to wrest back his crown.

It's simple, we need Jesse

Union appoints new boss

Tai Ratu

Buller fall at final hurdle

Buller's fairytale run in the Heartland Championship was ended by Mid Canterbury in the final at Westport today.

People come hither

What a great couple of business stories this week, even if both may take a while to kick off.

Subdivision plan sparks interest

"Once rural land is lost of urbanisation, there is no going back" - that's the warning from one submitter to a hearing committee examining a subdivision proposal.

Turtles face plastic danger

Time to retire 'knock-off' flag

Pistorius reaction surprising

The most surprising aspect of the Oscar Pistorius sentencing is the acceptance of it from Reeva Steenkamp's family.

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.

 Rob Aikman

What's on this weekend

Whether it's sailing or motor racing, sport is set to get people outdoors this Labour Weekend.

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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.

derek landy, molly piddington

'Skulduggery' at an end

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


Creeping waters bear decay

Oozing water seems to seep through the canals of Venice - a creeping, insidious decay.

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