Aquanorts owner-operator Ricky John Hartnett leaves the Timaru District Court after being sentenced on Monday.

Kayak boss sentenced

16 min ago  Tekapo kayak company owner ordered to pay $324K in reparations following fatal lake trip.

Local MPs 'shocked'

Prime Minister John Key is interviewed by Timaru Herald reporter Daisy Hudson in Temuka in July. He announced his ...

Surprise the catchall as politicians react to Prime Minister's resignation.

Injured guide rescued

A mountain guide has been rescued off Mt Cook after getting caught up in a rockfall.

Truck club shows off garage

5:08 PM  A museum showing the visual history of South Canterbury will be unveiled next year.

Downer must improve

5:13 PM  Waitaki District Council gives Downer two weeks to improve following 12 complaints.

Dreams come true for Kaylee

Dreams don't always come true, but for singer Kaylee Bell, they have come true twice.

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Stowaway cat found

Melanie Harrison is thrilled her cat Oscar who went missing from Timaru three weeks ago has been found safe and well in ...

The Timaru cat which stowed away on a truck to Wanaka three weeks ago has been found.

Recovery plan needed to meet obligations

Recovery plan pitched to help South Canterbury District Health Board meet Ministry of Health expectations.

Challenges ahead for those at the chalkface

Crashes keep responders busy


Bennet Canterbury's top apprentice

Hayley Bennet pictured with Bruegel, who she has twice ridden to wins.

A tough year has had a silver lining for apprentice jockey Hayley Bennet.

Mair and Arthavidu shine in dominant display

South Canterbury's Stan Mair took seven wickets in an innings against Mid Canterbury.

The South Canterbury Hawke Cup team have found a match winner in one of their bowlers.

Boys' High show promise at sevens

Cullen Grace was superb for Timaru Boys at the Condor Sevens in Auckland.

Timaru Boys' High bagged a win over Jonah Lomu's old school Wellesley College at the Condor Sevens.

Ayson and McDermott claim honours

Craig Salter and Preston Ayres in full flight near Pareora.

Derek Ayson kept his cool to win the Silver Fern Rally.

Aorangi collect wooden spoon with loss

Otago golfer Inia Logan watches his ball off the tee in a match at the Toro Interprovincials last week.

Dan Perham ended his interprovincial career on a winning note but it was not enough to stop Aorangi from winning the wooden spoon.


Tragedy tears at my heart

Fans pay tribute to the players of Chapecoense killed in a plane crash in the Colombian mountains, at the club's Arena ...

OPINION: A little piece of my heart has been in Brazil all week.

Faulty switches turn Friday Black

An employee scans a purchase during a Black Friday sale in California.

Opinion: Last week we had another day when we could worship at the altar of consumerism – Black Friday.

An invention with a net benefit

The internet can help you do pretty much anything, from what Elvis Costello is doing here, to fixing a creaky bed.

OPINION: Does your bed creak?

Doing our bit for the bees

Beekeeper Mike Grice and his son, James, service the hive in my garden.

OPINION: Yes, I've got a bee in my bonnet.

How are you sleeping?

A seal pup at the Ohau Stream colony, north of Kaikoura, which was reportedly destroyed in this week's quake.

OPINION: How are the sleep patterns right now, folks?

We Are Timaru

With that, Crate Day was born

Crate Day 2015 at Manly Beach, Auckland.

It's like New Zealand's own Christmas: Beers, stubbies and commercialism to welcome in summer.

What's on this weekend?

061213. News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Tahlea Bradshaw from St Andrews church was handing out lollies ...

Catch the Geraldine Christmas parade on Friday night.

Theatresports team impresses judges

Members of Geraldine High School's theatresports team, from left, Bella Kircher, Jamie Roberts and Taylor Scott.

Geraldine High's theatresports team secures spot to contest Canterbury finals.

School pupils donate to earthquake victims

Waimataitai School pupils, back row from left, Lauren Foster, 12, Aria Edwards, 12, front from left, Charlotte Spiteri, ...

Waimataitai School held a mufti day on Friday, with each of its 435 pupils bringing in either a can or a coin to contribute to Kaikoura.

Mountain bike prize a 'bit of a surprise'

Bike winner David Bosomworth, left, with Sport South Canterbury regional manager Shaun Campbell and The Cyclery owner ...

A Timaru man won a bike for his Sea2Sea efforts.


Kayak boss sentenced

Family members of two exchange students who died at Lake Tekapo have accused the owner of a kayaking company of "gross negligence" during his sentencing.

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