Cardboard mayor pops up

Larger than life cutout for Long Term Plan

A lifesize cardboard cutout of Timaru's mayor had a short outing on the council building balcony on Friday as rain threatened to make it soggy.

Eye patients sent to Christchurch

First of South Canterbury's ophthalmology patients have been sent to Christchurch.

Plenty of children getting early start

Timaru is above the national target for participation in early childhood education (ECE).

Owner wants public's support

A Church is a sound building but needs community support to remain a Timaru icon.

Pizza's topping no joke

A Timaru woman wasn't laughing after a bad-taste joke was handwritten on the inside of her takeaway pizza box.

Crashing into buildings

A car smashes a Wellington house, and a concrete mixer crashes into a Kapiti garage.

Teen's death rocks community

Sudden death of promising shearer Shaylyn Te Huia, 16, causes shockwaves.

Parents keep up search

Few answers after cell death

Gas line focus of New York blast

Someone possibly "inappropriately accessed" a gas line before an explosion that rocked Manhattan, New York mayor says.

'Andreas, open that door!'

Germanwings pilot tried to break into cockpit with an axe, as medically unfit co-pilot was on mission to crash.

No one knows yet that co-pilot was a killer

Man 'hung noose' around black statue

Surprise acquittal for Amanda Knox

American Amanda Knox "tremendously relieved" after her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of her flatmate Meredith Kercher.

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