Kowahi Kindergarten has four sets of twins on the roll. Pictured, from left, are Bradley and Damien Tumanako, James and ...

Teachers face ID test video

Another set of twins has started at Kowhai Kindergarten, bringing its twin tally to four.

'Save our bank'

Ruby Grant,9, Poppy Geary,10, and Gracie Hellwrich,10, from St Joseph's School Fairlie send a message to Westpac.

3:57 PM  The chant 'save our bank' rang out around Fairlie as residents protested the potential closure of the town's bank.

Firearm found in raid

4:28 PM  A firearm and drug paraphernalia have been found during a police operation in Timaru.

Lift buttons out of reach

4:12 PM  A man in a wheelchair was trapped in a Timaru lift beacuse the buttons were too high.

Fears levies will hit museums

An expanded fire service levy could significantly burden South Canterbury museums and galleries.

'Ropeable' over flight

Another Timaru resident has had to juggle holiday plans after his flight was cancelled.

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News

Eminem visits exceeds expectations

Wheelchair rapper Joe Ward met international rap star Eminem during his recent trip to Detroit.

19 min ago  Eminem tells Canterbury's wheelchair rapper to "keep on going, you got it".

Laundry upgrade cuts hours

4:19 PM  The laundry department at Timaru Hospital has been revamped leading to a more efficient timetable.

WBHS makes third attempt for rector

A helping hand video

Sport

Guildford cleared to play

Zac Guildford wearing his new team's strip outside the Sir Brian Lochore stand..

From professional rugby to Wairarapa Bush, Zac Guildford is happy to be back on the field.

Buller tough task first up

Fullback James So'oialo could be one of Buller' strike weapons in the 2016 Heartland campaign.

South Canterbury face a difficult assignment first up in the Heartland Championship.

Local rugby league comp kicks off

Will it be the Outlaws or the Cowboys that reign supreme in the new rugby league competition. (Back row, from left) ...

Rugby league is making a comeback in Timaru with its own local competition

Ryan in line up for Crusaders scrum job

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to continue his association with Scott Robertson at Super Rugby ...

Canterbury assistant coach Jason Ryan is in contention to join the Crusaders as forwards coach.

Wanganui start Heartland favourites

Wanganui's Cameron Crowley makes a break against Waikato during their Ranfurly Shield challenge earlier this month.

Wanganui are favourites to take out the Heartland Championship which kicks off on Saturday.

Opinion

The satisfaction of their success

Natalie Rooney on her way to winning silver in Rio. I think I know how her Dad must have felt watching her.

Have you ever felt a deep connection with someone you didn't know?

Why give a shock jock oxygen?

Mark Richardson, left, and fellow The Crowd Goes Wild host Andrew Mulligan.

OPINION: So is it offensive to refer to someone as a "Pommy git"?

Let's have the Olympics in Timaru

Wouldn't it be great to see Natalie Rooney presented with an Olympic medal on Timaru's piazza, with Caroline Bay as a ...

So, the Rio Olympics are finally over.

I 'know' how injured athletes feel

I can imagine London Olympic silver medallist Sarah Walker's frustration at injury keeping her from trying to go one ...

OPINION: How frustrating is it for an athlete to be laid up by a long-term injury?

How about these new laws?

It's something that happens every year, and Derek Burrows thinks there should therefore be a law to prevent people ...

Opinion: If you've travelled by air recently and your luggage has gone astray, don't worry.

Life

What's on this weekend?

The Friendly meetup takes place each Friday at the Harlequins building on Church St, Timaru.

Learn more about looking after your fruit trees at the Leckie St Community Orchard demonstration on Sunday.

Donation 'quite marvelous'

South Canterbury Cancer Society centre manager Leola Smith, Bidwill Trust Hospital manager Val Flynn and Salvation Army ...

Hospital donates $20,000 to Cancer Society and Salvation Army.

Timaru man on two new shows

One of the Ministry of Ground's projects.

Dan MacKay will feature on a DIY segment and a renovation show from September.

Performers 'stepping it up' each year

Highfield School competes at the Flava Festival on Friday.

Schools delivered some 'sharp' performances at the Flava Festival in Timaru on Friday.

What's on this weekend?

Roncalli College's Shrek the Musical Jr Fairytale Classic dress rehearsal last week. Donkey played by Luke Robb, Shrek ...

The Aigantighe Art Gallery hopes to enchant you at its Winter Lights Night on Saturday.

Video

'Shame Westpac'

Protesters turn out to let the bank know their feelings about planned branch closures.

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