South Island duck hunters have had a successful start to the season.

Duck season opens

Duck season opened with a bang in South Canterbury on Saturday, with hunters reporting good bags.

Cyclist, car collide

12032015. News. photo. Supplied/Fairfax NZ. St John Paramedics Bridget Dicker and Colin Tan are on their way to a job. 12-mkc-ambulance

A cyclist and car collided on the Sophia and Church streets roundabout on Sunday afternoon.

Relationships warped by porn

Easy access to pornography is warping boys' views of the opposite sex, says counsellor.

Pornography addiction recovery

To avoid using pornography, a Timaru man has to be vigilant every day, despite getting help five years ago.

Outrigger 'perfect' at Caroline Bay

Caroline Bay offered perfect conditions for outrigger canoe racing on Saturday.

Royal baby heralded by church bells

Church bells rang out at St Mary's to mark the birth of the new royal baby.

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Police notebook: May 3

09022015. News. Photo Jack Montgomerie / Fairfax NZ.
Police enforce a cordon on George St Timaru, following a chemical spill.

Police dealt with the following incidents

Tents for Nepal from Geraldine

Money is being raised to provide shelter boxes for earthquake-stricken Nepal.

Fonterra's winter milk offer a 'token gesture'

Gloriavale: 'I'd go back'


Girls' High too strong

Black Sticks Ella Gunson in action in the Festival of Hockey, Womens Black Sticks v Japan, Unison Sports Park, Hastings, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Photo: Kerry Marshall /

Timaru Girls' High School outplayed Hampstead Collegiates 4-0 at Aorangi.

Paul plum gives West End draw

Timaru City off the mark for the season with a gutsy 1-1 draw with in-form West End.

Timaru Boys' High School's wing Kaleb Hunt-Wheeler off loads the ball during their big win over Roncalli at Alpine Energy Stadium.

TBHS rout Roncalli

Timaru Boys' High School ran in nine tries as they demolished Roncalli in their annual inter-school clash.


Editorial: Birth of royal baby is still special

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, holds her baby daughter outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in London, Britain May 2, 2015. The Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a girl on Saturday, the couple's second child and a sister to one-year-old Prince George.  REUTERS/John Stillwell/pool       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The amount of coverage it gets shows the birth of a royal baby is still special.

Over crowding on crowd sourcing

When a Timaru man committed to helping raise money to stop the trafficing of girls in Nepal he did not anticipate the week's events.

It's all very well being able to spell the words, but are you sure you know how to say them?

A language of exceptions

OPINION: English can be a tough language to learn, with so many exceptions to the rules.


Two months down, three to go

Johanna Zonnevylle at the Eiffel Tower.

OPINION: A birthday in Belgium and a trip to Paris among the highlights so far for AFS exchange student Johanna Zonnevylle.

Neighbourhood comes to Timaru

Members of the local Timaru community will be stars of a national television show.

Allyson Gofton, her husband Warwick, son Jean-Luc and daughter Olive-Rose in France.

Food and life in France

New Zealand food writer Allyson Gofton's 18 months in France has inspired her to show others how they too can "step off the wheel."

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