When being a lifeguard is for life

30 years gone by, now another 30 to go

Thirty years working as a lifeguard has taught John Hammond two things: mates are for life and "shit patrol" is as exciting as it sounds.
John Hammond

'A pretty crazy day'

winz It was an "eerie day" yesterday for a South Canterbury woman who commutes to Ashburton. | Work and Income offices closed

Walsh wins title in Zagreb

New Zealander Tom Walsh won the shot put title at a major meeting in Croatia.

Murder charges laid

Man alleged to have killed two people and seriously injured another at the Ashburton Work and Income office to appear in court. | Help offered

St Johns an isolated case

Other South Canterbury emergency services that rely on volunteers not facing the same issue as St John.

Killer could be freed next year

The mother of a man stabbed to death is upset over the sentence given to his killer.

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Assault arrest

A Timaru man was arrested at the weekend for assault on police and resisting arrest.

Fight to save 'bowling green'

moon base Twizel residents continue to resist the Mackenzie District Council's controversial land sale to Meridian Energy for its planned new offices.

Twizel's Home Delivered Meals trial a hit

A trial meal service for elderly Twizel residents is proving successful, an organiser says.

Fete organisers on track

St John welcome new personnel

Stuart Cushing

Prostate cancer support group

After being diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer, Timaru's Stuart Cushing knows the emotional upside of talking through his experience.

Boys' High first XI record big win

Julia Rolleston Jack Leslie scored twice as TBHS thrashed St Bede's College 5-0 to open their India Shield campaign in style.

Teams taste tournament defeat

It proved to be a tough day for South Canterbury boys football teams at Sir Basil Arthur Park yesterday.

Gamble pays off for Boys' High

Mixed bag for region's netballers

Marc Ryan

Park holds off Ryan

Reon Park held off Marc Ryan to win Cycling Timaru's 75km scratch race on Saturday, with Craig Domigan third.

Tragedy just up the road

Armed police hunt for man connected to Ashburton shooting at WINZ Our front page today is given over to the tragedy that unfolded yesterday in Ashburton.

Nats' long weekend

There is a quote - or misquote - that has never seemed so apt, or so understated, right now.

Voter turnout a concern

Idiocy leads to tragedy

Time to be informed

We asked each of the candidates to give us their top three local issues for the election. Those are important, because they affect us where we live.

Observant recorder of nature

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

Women making mischief

Rumblings of impending strife in Europe start to be reported in the Herald.

Big photo finale for exhibition

Amid the turmoil came bachelors' annual ball

carol bell strap

Will it be Armageddon?

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


A blessing in disguise

Ever dreamt of living in a remodelled church hall? This grand property could be the answer to your prayers.

john key

'Dirty politics' dominates

Let's face it, there's only one thing that's been dominating our screens for the last week, Dirty Politics.

Wedding of the week

Introducing Josh & Liz

Set in rural Timaru, this wedding was a riot of laughter, tears and interesting dance moves.

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Over the halfway mark

Halfway through his exchange Brennan Galpin is still having the time of his life in Japan.

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