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Heating at a cost

10:05 PM  Some Timaru residents are going without food and petrol in order to heat their homes.

Fares cheap - for now

Timaru's Richard Pearse Airport

Cheaper airfares from Timaru to Wellington are not a long-term proposition, Air New Zealand says.

Marine biology taster

Two Timaru students will get a five-day taster of what it's like to be a marine biologist.

Testing Timaru's dizzying heights

It was a case of going up and up, past 11 storeys, as a Timaru company tested a crane.

Victim 'happy little girl'

An Ashburton school tried in vain to contact Cindy George when her daughter Pio didn't turn up to school.

Snow and thunder

It's sunny in Timaru - but there's snow to the south and t-storms expected north.

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Snow is expected in the Canterbury high country on Wednesday and Thursday.

Making good neighbours

Everyone needs good neighbours, says South Canterbury's outgoing neighbourhood support co-ordinator.

Parties split on SC foreign investment



Levels' golf sprinklers on target

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Fundraising for new sprinklers at Levels has everyone pitching in.

Park wins with ease around Raincliff

 Park's win sees him tie at top of points ladder with Steve Foster

Few surprises in Form XV

Top sides dominate Hamersley Cup Form XV.


Winter artwork to admire

Frosty mornings.

The Old Chook recalls some special winter artwork she admired as a child.

Long-awaited leap into lexicon

It's not for FOMO, but Grant Shimmin has decided it's time to make his entry into the lexicon of the English language.

Letters to the editor: July 3

I always appreciate reading in The Timaru Herald about efforts to clean racial and referee abuse out of the game of rugby.


Keeping kids warm

Timaru Patchwork and Quilters group members made 20 quilts for Family Works to distribute to those in need. From left, Katerina Tiscenko of Presbyterian Support,  Timaru Patchwork and Quilters group president Diane Radcliffe and Family Works manager Liz Nolan.

Twenty babies will be extra snugly in their cots from now on thanks to some creative Timaru quilters.

Weekend gets public moving

John Bisset and Mytchall Bransgrove capture some of the events and activities around South Canterbury over the weekend.

Joanna and her father Richard Robinson feed hand-reared sheep and have set up Famlan, a place where families can see and learn about a variety of animals.

Farm fun for the family

Misty the pony is on a diet, Cyril used to be the head rooster, and Gus, a kune kune pig, is a very friendly thug.

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