Vanuatuans who live in Timaru at the Van Aid fundraiser which raised more than $24,000 for their families back home. Families are rebuilding after Cyclone Pam hit earlier this year.

Vanuatu fundraiser a success

More than $24,000 was raised for Vanuatu at the Van Aid fundraiser on Friday evening.

$300k in unpaid rates

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Timaru District Council is pursuing overdue rates bills of about $300k.

Scissors at the ready

A former NZ's Top Model hairdresser is set to style the hair of Timaru men.

War play about lost soldiers

A playwright wrote, directed and acted in his play about Geraldine's soldiers in Gallipoli

$500 bill inspires switch to solar

As their electricity bills became exorbitant a Timaru couple switched to solar power.

Smoke sales all legal

A tobacco controlled purchase operation in Timaru and Waimate did not find illeagal sales .

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Car fire in Glenavy video

The fire damaged interior of Fabian Magura's Subaru station wagon

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

Curtain raises on Timaru's first burlesque show

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

North St overbridge proposed

Veteran remembers 100 years on

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

Teens' act not anti-Anzac

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Poppy flowers grow around the memorial at ANZAC Park.

An attempt to steal a poppy collection bucket does not represent a general lack of respect among young people for Anzac Day.

To chase or be chased, that's the question

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

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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.

Letters to editor: April 17

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

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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