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Hi-tech medication distribution

MedChart COWs (Computers on Wheels) are being used  at the Timaru Hospital for medication. Registered nurses Katie McIlraith and Kath Livesey check Ben Bennet's information with the system.
Reporter: Esther Ashby-Coventry

Timaru Hospital staff push cows around the wards but it is medication these technical bovines are used for.  

Tekapo man wants museum

Proposing to build a repository for Lake Tekapo's history are, from left, Elizabeth Scott, George Empson and Judith Empson. They are pictured with a projector from the village's former community hall.

A Lake Tekapo man says locals must act now to preserve the area's history.

Canterbury pot mad

A portion of the cannabis plants Tokoroa Police seized from an address on Manaia St.

Police founds lots of cannabis in South Canterbury over the summer.

Quieter months for Timaru retailers

Timaru jeweller The Ringmaker's co-owner Chris Castle says is one of several local businesses who have noticed slower sales in recent months.

Lower dairy price forecasts might already be affecting some South Canterbury tills.

Riverstone castle takes shape video

Queen of Riverstone Castle Dot Smith in front of her home, which is a year away from being completed.

Every nook and cranny in the Riverstone Castle will be personalised to its owners.

Get your sugar high

Just an example of the yummy custard squares which will be devoured on May 31 at the Legends Cafe as they prepare
for the Custard Square Day in Pleasant Point. Pictured are manager Anna Cook with owner Steve Casey. This is their third year running the event and funds raised will go to the Pleasant Point Football club.

It will be a custard filled feast as 20 people sacrifice their waistlines by entering into a custard square off.

Hospital Radio signal blocked

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Bryan Blanchard operating the Hospital radio station. Another station is trying to take over their frequency.
Reporter: Jack Montgomerie

A Hospital Radio volunteer accuses a Timaru businessman of trying to shut down the non-profit station.

Boat firm rides wave of success

Finlay Boats director Grant Finlayson with the businesses new European safety mark - a CE certification. With staff Mike Coombs, left, and Colin Creed.

A South Canterbury boat building company has recently achieved European certification.

Fun-filled science day for teachers

Gleniti School teachers, from left, Deborah Bruce, Mike Hope and principal Steve Zonnevylle marvel at the magic of science during a science themed amazing race the school organised for the teacher only day.

Instead of the usual teacher only day a science themed amazing race was held for teachers.

Cycling clubs seek council funds

South Canterbury Mountain Bike Club asked the council to increase its dedicated funding of $100,000 each year for the next 20 years to $250,000 per year.

Cycling clubs were hoping to spin some money out of the council in their long-term plan submissions.

Hot breakfast helps Nepalese village

Larnya Bourdot fills out a raffle while at the fundraising breakfast for Nepal at the Aoraki Polytechnic training restaurant Starz.

A hot breakfast on a frosty Timaru morning helped raise money to buy water filters for a Nepalese village

Sleeping Beauty on Ice cancelled

Imperial Ice Stars' Sleeping Beauty on Ice will not come to Christchurch and Dunedin

Shipping error forces cancellation of South Island Sleeping Beauty on Ice shows.

Guten tag, port of Timaru

The vessel Artisgracht, carrying parts of a large crane, arriving at the Timaru port.

A German crane worth millions arrived in Timaru on Thursday afternoon.

Police Notebook: 28 May

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Police would like to speak to anyone who has information on a four car pile up on just off the Temuka bridge on Wednesday evening at 5.40pm.

Farmers face 'brutal' times

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Federated Farmers predict brutal six months ahead for dairy farmers as Fonterra cuts milk price forecast for this season.

Timaru farmer admits sexual connection with girl under 16

Timaru District Court

A 20-year-old Timaru farmer has pleaded guilty to sexual connection with a girl under 16.

Reformed gang member gets community detention

List and sentencing at the Timaru District Court today.

A self-proclaimed 17-year-old reformed Mongrel Mob gang member has been sentenced to three months community detention on seven charges including assault and unlawful assembly.

More smog in Timaru

Smoke rises from a Timaru chimney.

Timaru experienced its fourth day of high air pollution this year on Wednesday, Environment Canterbury says.

Police want to talk to man in dress for looking at girl strangely

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A young girl reported to police a man dressed in a tight floral pink dress with grey leggings or tights was looking at her strangely

Timaru council website slips down the rankings

Timaru District Council chambers

The Timaru District Council's website drop in the national rankings has taken mayor Damon Odey by surprise.

Pupils' ideas merit investigation, says council

Timaru Boys' High School year 13 pupil Jacob Anderson delivers his Geography class' submission at the Timaru District Council's long term plan hearing.

Timaru high school pupils' proposals for the district's future deserve more investigation, Timaru District Council says.

South Canterbury Museum peels back the past with touch screen photograph display

South Canterbury Museum director Philip Howe, left, watches Yellow Design creative director Tony Zwies reveal an historic view of Timaru's Church Street on the museum's new touch-screen photographic display.

New touch-screen display will help modernise South Canterbury Museum's exhibits, director says.

WEEKEND PASS

020613 News. Photo: Mytchall Bransgrove/Timaru Herald. Megan and Graeme Wells stand outside their 1942 Terra Cruiser at the Geraldine Classic Caravan CLub show held at the Geraldine Holiday park. 18 caravans and 24 cars came.
Contact: Eamon Barrett 027 343 9339

What's on in South Canterbury this weekend.

Aoraki peak recognised for WW1 significance

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The Anzac Peaks in the Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park are set to become part of a special World War 1 commemorative project.

Man faces more sex charges

Blenheim District Court

Eight more charges alleging historic sex offending have been laid against an Oamaru man who is already facing trial on another 48 similar charges.

Students plan for rainy days

The bus journey turned into a nightmare for the West Auckland students when the relieving bus driver also refused to slow down around winding roads.

Timaru high school students have called on the council to consider putting in more bus shelters.

A night in Paris gallery

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Sparkling the night away at the Opihi College Ball were Sian Louden, Ellen Crosse and Brittany Armishaw.

There was a touch of Paris in Temuka on Friday with the Opihi College Ball adopting "A Night in Paris" as its theme.

No ears, but who cares? video

26052015  News, John Bisset/FairfaxNZ. Dot Smith pictured with her cat Ash that she rescued from a fire a year ago. Ash has had several skin grafts and has no ears.

He may not look like other cats, but don't feel sorry for him insists his owner.

Council plans cuts to keep rates down

Timaru District Council

Timaru's council will cut budgets by millions to allow it to increase rates by less than 4 per cent a year for the next 10 years.

Pest Quest brings in big haul

Glen Ralston's prize-winning haul of 274 wallabies.

More than 1000 wallabies were shot at this year's annual Pest Quest in Waimate.

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