Life shattered by 'ghastly attack'

Assault victim speaks out for first time

Nine months after dad was beaten by pack of teens, he's struggling to piece his life together.
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Failure 'a nuisance'

More than a thousand schools, businesses and consumers were without broadband yesterday in the South Island.

Legal high arguments considered

Timaru District Council will consider submissions on its local approved products policy.

Wild weather blowing our way

Severe gales up to 140kmh set to rip across South Island and lower North Island, followed by some heavy rain tomorrow.

DHB has highest level of complaints

The South Canterbury District Health Board has the highest rate of complaints in the country.

Staff raise odds of causing havoc

Statistics NZ staff have ramped up action to ban all emails, meetings or phone calls outside a four-hour window.

rowing regatta
What's on this weekend

Start the weekend with the annual fireworks show and finish up at Lake Ruataniwha with a rowing regatta.

Patients happy with nurses' service

Pleasant Point residents say the fact they still have access to a medical centre is a godsend.

Bailey's labour's paid off

Hard work has paid off for Bailey Dunnage as he prepares to take his talents to the globe.

Still room on charity bike ride

Katz cool under pressure

Peter Stringer

Close shave helps the brave

SC Child Cancer Foundation hoped Timaruvians would turn out in big numbers to shave their lids to fill its coffers.

Richards gets accolade

rugby ball generic She's from Timaru and soon the most capped Black Ferns player will formally be admitted to the IRB Hall of Fame

Two NZ titles for judoka

Timaru's So Kan Ju Judo Club's juniors impressed at the national championships in Christchurch.

Plenty of coaching support

Rower, motorcyclist take awards

Tony Quinn, Garth Tander

Quinn teams with Tander

Highland Motorsport Park owner will be busy come his own Highland 101 endurance race meeting, but he won't be alone.

Astounding attitude despite mob attack

police chase generic Naked aggression, virtually without boundaries. Chilling, callous, cold. Right in the heart of Timaru, in broad daylight.

Danyel loses grip on reality

ACT Party donor Danyel Southwark, traumatised by the election result, begins to lose her grip on reality.

Commitment to skills saves lives

What's coming out of this closet?

Roast Busters

Decision predictable, suspicion lingers

In all honesty, I'm not surprised a lengthy investigation into the so-called Roast Busters case has ended with a police decision not to lay charges.

Bullets and flying shrapnel

carol bell strap George King went from preaching in Pleasant Point to bullets flying over his head at Gallipoli.

Observant recorder of nature

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

Women making mischief

Troops occupy German Samoa

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Will it be Armageddon?

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


Toxic friendships explored

Mountainview High School year 10 student Nuala Jones reviews the psychological thriller Shift.

Teenagers kissing, young love, teenage sex

'Let's talk about sex'

Trying to advise teenagers in the face of raging hormones can be a bit like trying to nail jelly to a tree.

Sailing into fair Hvar

Although spending time on an uninhabited islet has appeal, most are looking for a few home comforts.

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War calls Sth Canty young

By October 1914, young South Canterbury men had started to answer the call to head to World War I.

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