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Couple escape house fire

Emergency services were called to a bedroom on fire in a home on Peel St about 4.50am Thursday.

A smoke alarm saved the lives of a West Coast couple after their house caught on fire.

Dairy owner punched by teens

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Hammer wielding teens punched a dairy owner in the face during a Timaru armed robbery.

Kiwis leading Peking to Paris endurance rally

Timaru's Bruce and Harry Washington driving their 1929 Chrysler 75 Roadster through Mongolia in the 2016 Peking to Paris ...

Timaru's Bruce and Harry Washington are leading the Peking to Paris Endurance Rally at the halfway stage.

Japanese art to inspire Timaru

Arranging works from the Japanese Pottery exhibition at the Aigantighe Art Gallery is exhibition curator Kate ...

A collection of contemporary pottery will inspire artists in Timaru.

Company gives power to Afghanistan

The Infratec solar farm in Rarotonga near the airport provides the island with 5 per cent of its electricity.

New Zealand energy experts are teaching locals in Afghanistan to run their own energy systems.

Power cut hits Timaru suburbs

Three Timaru suburbs experienced a power cut on Wednesday afternoon.

'He was educated, but still a murderer'

Lesley Elliott speaks at a seminar about safe relationships.

Seminar teaches safe relationships as New Zealand women continue to die at the hands of their partners.

Complaints about hospital smoke

An electrical fault in a Timaru Hospital boiler has been identified as the cause of recent excessive smoke from the hospital.

Timaru Hospital has consent to burn coal until 2029.

Waitaki Guardians walk final patrol

Waitaki Guardians Logan Bruggeman, from left, Derek Beveridge, Esther Dupu and Eugene Dupu have done their final patrol ...

Waitaki Gardians - a street patrol in Oamaru - has been disbanded and effectively replaced by volunteers.

Dog show focuses on fun

Retired show dog Judge, 10, and his owner Phil Edwards could have given other entrants some serious competition at the ...

The organisers of this weekend's Scruffs' Dog Show, near Timaru, expect a good line up.

Youth centre plans on hold video

Members of the Timaru Youth Initiative, Danielle Smith, Jacob Sisson, Solomon Tor-Kilsen, Lee Soal, and Rosie Shaw.

Plans for a new youth centre in Timaru have been put on hold.

Prosecution case concludes

A Nelson fisherman who body-slammed a fence and charged a policeman in Timaru was convicted on Tuesday at Timaru ...

The prosecution case has wrapped up in the trial of a man accused of strangling his then-wife.

You can leave your hat on

Community House staff Sue Boulton, back left, Barbara Fleming, Christine Holling, Robyn Baldwin, Anne Richmond and Ginny ...

More people will be diagnosed with dementia than cancer in the next five to ten years, Alzheimers NZ says.

Waimate funding earmarked for water

Waimate District Council chief executive Bede Carran.

Waimate ratepayers should have better water and wastewater facilities this financial year.

Three-year Zephyr labour of love

Alan O'Hara and his 1971 Ford Mark IV Zephyr, he and his sons spent three years restoring the vehicle.

When Alan O'Hara first began work on his Mark IV Zephyr he assumed it was going to be a short fix. Three years later ...

Support staff risk meth exposure

Mid and South Island Women's Refuge and Family Safety Services manager Dawn Rangi-Smith is concerned for the safety of ...

"Front line workers" for organisations in South Canterbury could be entering meth contaminated properties.

New vintage truck museum a step closer

A large shed under construction will house a new vintage truck museum in Timaru.

Construction is underway on a shed which will house a new vintage truck museum in Timaru.

Timaru talents raise funds for youth

On the far left is dance teacher Janelle Richardson with two of her students, from left, Suraya Johnstone, 6, and Tahlia ...

Turning her annual concert into a talent quest is one way a Timaru dance teacher is helping fund a youth centre.

Health review revealed

The Oamaru Public hospital is facing a 5 percent fund cut following an announcement last week from the Southern District ...

The preliminary findings of a review into Waitaki health services have been revealed.

Sanders trial continues

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The trial of a man who allegedly strangled his wife continued in Timaru on Tuesday.

Age-friendly Timaru urged

GreyPower Timaru president Denise Fitzgerald has urged the Timaru District Council to make its city age-friendly.

Timaru could attract older tourists if it became an age-friendly city.

Rate rise for SC ratepayers

Waimate District mayor Craig Rowley says the increased cost of running the district accounts for .34 per cent of the ...

Rate rises confirmed for Timaru and Waimate ratepayers.

Scammer telling off earns applause

Hyundai South Canterbury sales manager James Wilson shows this month's Hyundai Herald Hero, Yvette Munro, a possible ...

A woman who gave a phone scammer a piece of her mind is the second Hyundai Herald Hero.

Driver strays from lane

A Timaru driver hit two cars on Theodosia St in Timaru on Monday night.

A middle-aged man will be charged after side-swiping one car, then running into the back of a second.

Working group for elderly housing

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There have been calls to address a looming shortage of housing for the elderly in the Mackenzie.

Patronrage down, fares up

ECan is increasing Timaru bus fares.

Those between 18 and 65 years of age could pay more to catch the bus in Timaru from July 4.

Rebuilding stone by stone

The Church of the Holy Innocents at Peel Forest was damaged in the September 2010 earthquake.

 A third generation stonemason from Northern Ireland visits Mount Peel to strengthen the Church of the Holy Innocents.

Investment in roading welcomed

Motorcyclist John Alexander Horn was killed in February following a collision involving a car near Hampden, North Otago.

Planned road safety improvements are better late than never, Waitaki Mayor says.

'Terrified' of former husband

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Melissa Sanders told the court she feared death as her ex strangled her and later lit a fire in her house bus.

Fire destroys fort video

Acting principal Brenna Sugrue and pupils at St Joseph's School in Temuka are upset fire has destroyed their new school fort.

A suspicious fire that destroyed a popular school fort has left staff and students "distraught".

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