Warm welcome for missionaries

Kenyan missionaries are 'returning the favour'

To celebrate the 200-year anniversary of the gospel being brought to New Zealand, 12 missionaries from Nairobi have spent the last three weeks in the South Island.
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Two die in 24-hr period

A 44-year-old Twizel woman was one of two people killed on Canterbury roads in a 24-hour period at the start of the Easter break.

Deaths came 'out of the blue'

Police investigating an apparent murder-suicide of a couple say they had no history of domestic violence.

Safety message

A campaign to make South Canterbury roads safe is amping up for Easter.

Timaru retailers stick to rules

Timaru businesses stayed within the law when they closed for Easter Friday.

Aoraki numbers are on track

Enrolments at Aoraki Polytechnic are tracking closely to budget as the institution settles into its new academic year.

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Hospital check-up after crash

A motorist was taken to Timaru Hospital for a check-up after a crash in Temuka.

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It's all go this Easter

Cars, rugby, music and trains are all on show in South Canterbury this Easter weekend.

Waimate deep in red

The Waimate District Council is forecasting a larger than expected deficit for this financial year.

School benefits from art extravaganza

For the eighth year an out-of-town couple are this weekend running the Geraldine Easter Art Extravaganza, which raises funds for the local primary school.

Ita's tail leaves a brutal sting

Finding solace in helping others

Spots for SC cyclists, shooters

South Canterbury is set to send its biggest ever contingent of athletes to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

Day to remember

A gutsy Old Boys outfit caused the upset of the Hamersley Cup senior rugby competition in taking down the previously unbeaten Harlequins 13-6.

Stalwart clocks up 200 games

Rams' return a big hit

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Parker scholarship for Tresize

TBHS cricketer Jamie Trezise is looking to make the most of his opportunities as the recipient of the Mark Parker Memorial Scholarship.

What nice people

royals Kate and Wills and baby George have been and gone, in a whirlwind of skirts and teeth and flag waving

Barminess that relieves gloom

It's cloudy again this morning. In fact, it's been gloomy weather now for what seems several weeks.

Letter: Roundabouts

Letter: Sheep shipments

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Taking the high road

Buying votes is a long-standing political tactic. Usually it's achieved by promising tax breaks, interest free student loans, incentives for first home buyers - that sort of thing.

Youth suicide concern

Depression A new report shows the youths of South Canterbury are committing suicide at more than double the national rate.

Community, family help 'vital'

Timaru youth adviser Christine Cummings says involvement of families and communities in preventing suicide is "vital".

Living with depression

Father shocked by son's death

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Where to go for help in Sth Canty

A number of South Canterbury agencies provide urgent and non-urgent services to help people.

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Service marks Palm Sunday

Timaru Herald chief photographer John Bisset was out and about South Canterbury during the weekend.

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Gritty tale bleak but beautiful

There is only so much grittiness an audience can take before they lose the will to live.

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Mulligan in a muddle

A lot of you will be familiar with comedian-personality Jesse Mulligan.

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Kids all right with family

In December 2008, Auckland University released a report entitled The Health and Wellbeing of Secondary School Students in New Zealand.

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