Drugs found inside a sophisticated operation at Temuka.

Biggest indoor drug bust

Bust that netted 800 cannabis plants was one of the biggest in recent South Canterbury history, police say.

Fancy a swim? video

Chamberlains Ford on Canterbury's Selwyn River, photographed on Wednesday.

Under new guidelines the Opihi River would get an 'A' grade despite toxic algae.

SC power prices look set to rise

Average delivery charge climbs 2.3 per cent as demand projected to grow.

Retracing historic tracks to gold

Couple will hang up farm tools next week and retrace historic tracks to gold.

Skatepark for Fairlie?

There's been talk of one before, but might Fairlie's skatepark plan finally come to fruition?

Virus worries rabbit owners

Rabbit owners fear 'a painful death' for beloved family pets if a virus is released in NZ.

Ad Feedback

New standards muddying the waters

The Orari River is a popular swimming spot for families and visitors.

A controversial new water plan is being hotly debated.

Financial penalties possible for smells

The issue of unpleasant smells attributed to a Timaru meat processing plant continue.

A 20-year love affair

Waimate school prepares for 150th Jubilee


Combined Roncalli confirmed in Crusaders Schools Championship

Roncalli College First XV have been allowed to combine with five other schools for the UC Championship.

Roncalli College First XV is allowed a combined team in the Crusaders Schools Championships, starting this season.

Super Trucks back at Levels

Auckland's Troy Wheeler is the man to beat in the Super Truck battle at Levels. He has won two of the three rounds so ...

There is likely to be titanic battle among the big rigs at the Timaru International Motor Raceway on Saturday,

Guthrie bats way to Aussie tournament

Bevan Guthrie has been selected for the New Zealand over -60s cricket team to tour Australia in November.

Pleasant Point's Bevan Guthrie is set to don the silver fern.

Doctor takes on Everest challenge for charity on his bike

Waimate GP Steve Fish is Everesting on his bike.

Waimate doctor Steve Fish is facing his own Everest challenge effort to help a charity close to his heart.

Records tumble at Mountainview swimming sports

Japanese international student Yasuyuki Shinto broke five  records at the Mountainview High School swimming sports at CBay.

Yasuyuki Shinto and Arwen Kleinsmith were in record breaking form at the Mountainview High School swimming sports.


Joining the latter-day Resistance

Press photographers take pictures of a Madame Tussauds wax effigy of Sophie Scholl,  displayed at Ludwig Maximilian ...

I stumbled across two sobering accounts of wartime heroism that had somehow passed me by this week.

Nothing sweet in closure video

The entrance to the Cadbury factory in Dunedin. Columnist Derek Burrows considers how a brand set to close its Dunedin ...

OPINION: Closing Cadbury's Dunedin factory shows the company couldn't be further from its roots.

Scratching my head over 'pilot whale'

A volunteer waters down a pilot whale stranded on Farewell Spit.

Opinion: If ever there was a classic misnomer, surely it is "pilot whale".

Caught in the weirdness of a 'Ginge-go-round'

Ginge has quickly taken to one of the favoured sleeping spots enjoyed by Stella, who disappeared last year.

OPINION: Have you ever had an experience that seemed, somehow, other-worldly?

America first in first call to NZ

US President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin last week. Columnist Derek Burrows ...

Derek Burrows imagines how the first phone call between US President Donald Trump and Kiwi PM Bill English panned out.

We Are Timaru

Skatepark for Fairlie?

Standing at Fairlie's playground on Main St are, from left, Billie-Rose Heslip, Oliver Kirkbeck, Eli Taylor, Nathan ...

There's been talk of one before, but might Fairlie's skatepark plan finally come to fruition?

What's on this weekend?

Artist Janelle Wilson with one of her artworks from her collection  He Wahine, He Tapu, The Sanctity of Women, which ...

Checkout the McAtamney Gallery's newest exhibition tonight in Geraldine.

Indigenous dress at citizenship ceremony

New citizen Jonathan Peckley manages a dairy operation at Raukapuka Farm. Peckley, his wife Cheryl, and two children ...

An indigenous Filipino family now call Geraldine home after being sworn in at a New Zealand citizenship ceremony.

Stamps to commemorate ship

Alistair Pike holding some of the society's stamps which it had printed to commemorate 100 years since the HMNZHS Marama ...

Stamps have been made to commemorate 100 years since the HMHS Marama brought injured soldiers home from war.

Paddling for Pinc and Steel

Mark Workman holds the paddleboard prize, while Susan Morton paddles around Caroline Bay ahead of this Saturday's event.

An annual event is raising money for cancer patients.


Tumble ends ride at start line

The 2017 Charity Bike Ride has ended prematurely for some, but the event is still being hailed a success.

Ad Feedback
special offers
Family notices

Death notices


View obituaries from around the region.



View marriage and birth notices from around the region.

social media

Follow us on Twitter

Stanton will now oversee Twitter's continuing efforts to court TV networks and media companies.

Keep up with @TimaruHerald headline tweets.

Like us on Facebook

like, facebook

Join the conversation on The Timaru Herald page.

Ad Feedback