French multinational buys Barker's

Barker's of Geraldine director Michael Barker says French group Andros' acquisition of more than half the company secures its future.

French multinational jam maker Andros has bought chutney maker Barker's but it will be "business as usual" at the Geraldine factory.

Poppies help pay respects

Strathallen Life Care Village residents, back row from left, Donalda Richards, Jenny Anderson, Kirsty Bell and Lesley Blakemore. Front row from left, Janet Smith, Doris Irving, Betty Austin, Hazel Trent and Jean Bootherstone with the cross covered with knitted poppies they made.

250 handmade poppies cover special Anzac cross.

Baby wrap passion close to chest

Timaru woman Amy Mills has became an approved babywearing consultant. She uses babywearing everyday to carry her one-year-old son Cooper.

The traumatic birth of Amy Mills' son led to her passion for baby-wearing.

Music master remembered

Jim Diack

Music, business, church and family made up a life full of achievements for Jim Diack.

More success for Worrall

Jill Worrall

Timaru travel writer Jill Worrall once again figured prominently at the New Zealand Travel Communicators annual media awards in Auckland on Wednesday night.

Star-studded brekkie for SC fans

South Canterbury Rod Stewart concert goers, from left, Michael Tayler, Sally Tayler, Louise Scott and Deirdre Sutherland were staying in the same hotel as the star and ended up meeting him at breakfast.

South Canterbury concert goers meet the singer while at breakfast.

Submarines and stags

Carol Bell takes a look at news from home and aboard as World War I ravages Europe.

In this fortnightly column Carol Bell looks at events as they were portrayed in The Timaru Herald locally, nationally and internationally as the world was engulfed by the Great War.

Home for the holidays

Former Timaru Boys' High School student Brendon Latimer is back on holiday from National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts (NASDA) in Christchurch.

Timaru teens are adjusting to uni life in big cities.

A performance to be proud of

Performers rehearse for the South Canterbury Drama League junior section production of Camp Rock.

REVIEW: Mix passion with discipline, skill with energy, and you get a classy musical when the Junior Section of the South Canterbury Drama League swings into action.

'Stay and play' at kindy

Jaxon works on his creativity at the kindergarten's painting station.

Temuka's Rata Kindergarten is offering young kids a taste of the kindy experience.

TV show comes to Timaru

The Timaru episode will be presented by comedian and former Timaruvian Josh Thomson, a regular on 7 Days.

Film crews are coming to our neighbourhood, looking for people to showcase Timaru's cultural diversity.

Saluting their granddads at Gallipoli

Grant Willocks, left, and Tony and Gloria McGillen are preparing for their trip to Gallipoli.

Two Temuka families say trip to Turkey for the centennial Anzac Day service will be a humbling experience.

Nothing fishy about this tale

Damon Smith shows off his catch - a 155.3kg striped marlin.

Fishers are renowned for tall tales, but a Fairlie electrician's story of a whopper is true.

Hunt on for Twizel twins

Lisa Webster is trying to find the twins who are in these portraits from Twizel in 1980.

Hunt on to find twins Twizel artist Maree Pompey was painting before she tragically died in 1980.

Settlers' cottage unveiled

Harold and Margaret Prue officially opened Lane’s Cottage on Saturday.

A two-bedroom cottage built in 1879 has opened the door on early settler life in Waimate.

Golden era for port

A new over reacher, similar to a forklift but able to reach containers further back than the one at the front. It is part of the investment at the port totalling in the millions since the Port of Tauranga deal in 2013.

Timaru's port is moving beyond the doldrums that have plagued it since 2007.

Halfway around the globe

Craighead student Johanna Zonnevylle sightseeing in Germany.

Craighead student Johanna Zonnevylle jets off to Germany for five months on AFS.

Chasing the LA dream

Former Timaru man Dale Sutton is making a name for himself in LA.

Actor, model, pyjama party bouncer and Christmas light hanger for the stars ... just some of the many jobs Dale Sutton can list on his CV.

Singer hits right note

OVER THE DITCH: Ella Thomas has gone to Melbourne to pursue her acting and singing dream.

Timaru singer Ella Thomas, based in Melbourne, has been accepted into the prestigious APO Arts Academy.

Children's Day attracts big crowd

HAVING A SPIN: On the merry-go-round are Elliot Talbott and his daughter Alice, 1, during Children's Day at Caroline Bay yesterday.

Children's Day attracted crowds of families who took part in several fairground rides and activities at Caroline Bay.

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