Opihi College Bandquest band members clockwise from left, Emilie Ackroyd, Flynn Coskerie, Peter Wilson, Kiarn Prentice, Toni Wilson, Sophie Pye, Issy Livingstone, Cole Robertson, Kaia Macpherson, and Shayden Walton.

Rocking out in style

6:00 AM  Sunglasses helped an Opihi College band be crowned the "most stylish" at the recent Bandquest competition.

Culture shock

Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru Rosie Keys, far left, and Mitchell Trezise, centre, at the 61st International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

6:00 AM  Two Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru had the "chance of a lifetime" to travel to India.

Students clean-up lagoon

Waimataitai students were "amazed" with the rubbish they collected on a field trip to the Washdyke Lagoon.

House consents up

The number of South Canterbury house consents in July more than doubled from last year.

Annear back in 'green and black'

South Canterbury snared the services of halfback Nick Annear.

Fatal crash charges

Man charged after a midnight crash that killed Kurow rugby player Jarrad Blackler.

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Mixed forecast for weekend

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1 min ago  Timaru heads into a wet weekend forecast, however, other parts of the region are clear.

Threats of violence alleged

Police are investigating an incident in which it was reported threats of violence were made by one Timaru man against another on Wednesday.

Imprisonment for drug addict

Strong recommendation follows review

Sport

TGHS First XI through to final

Timaru Girls' High School's Abby Lennon, right, in action against St Mary's.

Timaru Girl's High School First XI hockey team is through to the final of the Audrey Timlin Memorial tournament in Invercargill after beating St Mary's 4-0.

Roncalli fall at semi hurdle

Roncalli wing attack Abby McIlroy is shut down by massive St Andrew's goal keep Kelera Nawai as she attempts a high pass in the third-fourth playoff on Thursday. St Andrew's won 38-30 leaving Roncalli in a more than credible fourth.

They may have lost their final two games but Roncalli College will be basking in the glory of their netball team's success this week for some time.

Geraldine take last promotion spot

Geraldine High School's Steph Lysaght was named in the B grade tournament talent squad after helping her side to promotion.

Geraldine High School will play in the A grade in 2016 after securing the final promotion spot.

St Margaret's win with shot in final second

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South Island secondary schools netball tournament. Roncalli v Otago Girls' High School. Otago player ** catches the ball while Roncalli girl Macie Austin tries to intercept.

St Margaret's College won the South Island Secondary Schools' netball tournament in the most dramatic of circumstances in Timaru.

Annear back in 'green and black' for Heartland

Nick Annear is happy to be back playing for South Canterbury

Timing that is so crucial on the rugby field also proved perfect off it with South Canterbury snaring the services of halfback Nick Annear.

Opinion

Letters to the editor: September 1

Well what a mess Serco has made of the running of Mt Eden Remand Prison.

Digging deep into donkey's years of detritus

An Uzbek pottery version of Donkey, of Shrek fame, pulling a cart.

Derek Burrows embarks on a decluttering spree, discovering the dangers of living in the same house for 20 years.

I like to think I'm pun-ching above my weight

Peter Sellers

Grant Shimmin stands shoulder-to-shoulder with other dads, continuing a fine tradition that likely began in prehistoric times.

Missing the boat this cruise season

Tourist operators up and down the country will be rubbing their hands with glee, but Timaru appears to have missed the boat.

No rest for the guest in the spare room bed

Slat attack

It was a hard day's night for Derek Burrows' guest, when the slat bed attacked.

Life

Culture shock for pharmacy students

Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru Rosie Keys, far left, and Mitchell Trezise, centre, at the 61st International Pharmaceutical Students' Federation (IPSF) World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

Two Otago Pharmacy students from Timaru had the "chance of a lifetime" to travel to India.

What's on this weekend?

Models prepare for the 11th annual toilet paper wedding dress contest at Kleinfled's Bridal Boutique in New York June 17, 2015. The contestants competed in the annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest, showing off their dress-making skills using only Charmin toilet paper, glue, tape, Needle and thread, for the $10,000 cash prize. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The South Island's best gymnasts put their talents on display in South Canterbury this weekend.

Skiing since he was two

Taane, left, and Nikau Whetu at Mt Hutt Speed Camp.

This week in our series of young up and coming sports people from South Canterbury secondary schools we are featuring Nikau Whetu, 14, of Twizel Area School whose sport is skiing.

Age no barrier

Evita cast members, from left, Lynn Wingfield, Diane Grant-Ussher and Judith Lindqvist are enjoying rehearsals for the upcoming production.

Age has been no barrier for three senior members of the Evita cast ensemble, who are treading the boards for the upcoming musical.

Young vicar takes over St John's

St John's Anglican Church's new vicar Josh Taylor, 27 and his wife Jo and two-and-a-half year old Phoebe.

Church is more important than ever says Timaru's newest vicar who is keen to get young people back into the christian community.

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