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'I dived out of the way'

Witnesses at TImaru District Court have described a street brawl after a ute veered at pedestrians in Waimate, South ...

A man drove at a crowd of South Canterbury pub patrons sparking a huge ''melee,'' court hears.

Sallies get stuck in to secure kindy

Salvation Army Major Murray Sanson reflects on his close encounter with a pig in Tonga.

Murray Sanson left Tonga with a wooden pig. He left behind a wall.

Music for all abilities

Pictured at the first ukulele workshop are, from left, Hugh McCafferty teaching Justin McLauchlan and Melanie Aldridge.

"The ukulele is a way that grown up folk can have the first crack at playing an instrument."

New principals' association president

Waimataitai School principal Jane Culhane has taken on the top job with the South Canterbury Principals' Association for ...

Waimataitai School principal Jane Culhane has taken on the top job at the South Canterbury Principals' Association.

Lake track slammed

A proposed walking/mountain biking track around the shores of Lake Alexandrina is gathering opposition.

Walmsley response 'absolutely appalling'

Former CYF caregiver Frank Russell Walmsley was found guilty on Tuesday of 52 historic charges of predominantly sexual ...

Labour slams CYF treatment of girl who first alleged caregiver Frank Russell Walmsley sexually abused her.

SCPA proposal floated

030311 News: John Bisset/Timaru Herald .Barry Fairbrother has an Influx of cats and dogs from Christchurch at the South ...

South Canterbury's SPCA may come under the umbrella of a national entity if a new proposal gets the green light.

Elderly woman trips at crossing

Police, firefighters from the Timaru station and two St John ambulances went to Sophia St, near Timaru's library, about ...

People raced to help an elderly woman who tripped and fell at a pedestrian crossing near Timaru's library.

Changing burial trends

A trend towards cremation is being noticed at North Otago and South Canterbury cemeteries.

A preference for cremation is costing the Waitaki District Council thousands of dollars.

Woman in 90s injured in crash

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A woman in her 90s has been taken to hospital after a two-car crash in Oamaru.

Claim CYF funded 'quackery'

Frank Russell Walmsley trained as an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapper and used it to get access to girls he abused.

Sex offender Frank Walmsley used it as a front and now EFT practitioner says she was paid by CYF to treat children affected by abuse.

Eel mystery solved

After reading an article about the eel incident, one of those responsible came in to the Timaru police station and ...

''It was four young boys who thought doing something like that would be funny,'' say police after eels chucked at home.

Timaru residents support marine protection

South East Marine Protection Forum chair Maree Baker-Galloway tells local members of the community about the development ...

Timaru and Oamaru residents support marine protection along the coastlines of their regions.

First assessment rates revealed

South Canterbury District Health Board chief executive Nigel Trainor is pleased with the uptake of patients to secondary ...

More than 90 per cent of patients that need secondary care are seen to specialists, South Canterbury District Health Board chief executive Nigel Trainor says.

Youth centre site found

Members of the group planning Timaru's new youth centre, Danielle Smith, Jacob Sisson, Solomon Tor-Kilsen, Lee Soal, and ...

Timaru's long-awaited new youth centre could be up and running by Spring.

Water fowl numbers rise

Black swans congregate at the Otipua Wetlands.

A significant increase in the number of fowl in the Central South Island region is good news for game bird shooters.

Ashburton mayor faces challenge

Ashburton District Councillor Donna Favel is considering a mayoral bid.

Mayor Angus McKay faces potential challenger amid ongoing water controversy.

WorkSafe notifications drop

Another person has been injured in a dog attack in Christchurch.

The number of incidents reported to WorkSafe is on the decline in South Canterbury.

School boards 'daunting'

Outgoing Timaru Girls' High School board of trustees chairwoman Michelle Martin is encouraging people to stand in the ...

A lack of understanding about the job could be putting people off standing for school boards.

Roadside tickets going mobile video

A simple swipe of the driver's license is now all that is needed to record a traffic infringement by police.

 A simple swipe of your driver's licence is all that is now needed to receive a roadside traffic ticket.

Woolstencroft to run again

Timaru District Council chambers

The Caroline Bay Association's president is the first outsider to announce her plans to run for Timaru District Council.

TDC rates increases lower than expected

The Timaru District Council rates' rises are  likely to be lower than anticipated this year.

The impact of rates increases have been detailed by the Timaru District Council

Crash kills young dad

A man is dead after a car crash at Westport.

Jessie Coombs, 21, died after his car collided with a truck north of Ashburton.

Pushing for the summit

Mountaineer Christine Jensen Burke rappels her way down Camp 3 in Annapurna, with cold, icy winds on her back.

 It's now or never for Timaru-born mountaineer Christine Jensen Burke to attempt to summit Annapurna, the 10th highest mountain in the world.

Senegalese serenity belies fears

The Monument de la Renaissance Africaine, or African Renaissance Monument in Daakr, the Senegalese capital.

Reporter Jack Montgomerie reports on a recent trip to the sub-Sahara.

'Sorry, didn't think anyone was here'

A Clandeboye woman, 25, found a man she did not know in the kitchen of her house after she was woken by her barking dog.

Unknown man walks out front door of rural Clandeboye house at 1am after he woke a dog and woman in house.

Singing holidays video

Pleasant Point boy soprano Jayden Walker, 12, with his second cousin Richard Breed who sound engineered and produced his ...

Pleasant Point boy soprano Jayden Walker has been busy during the school holidays working on his goal of being opera singer.

Injuries after Fairlie crash

Two people taken by ambulance to Timaru Hospital's emergency department with minor-to-moderate injuries.

Two injured as people mover carrying children crashes near Fairlie.

'Terrible terrible' resealing

Timaru District Councillor Pat Mulvey says chip seal on the intersection of Ewen St and State Highway 1 in Temuka is ...

They fixed the pot holes on Temuka's main drag, but then they just opened up again.

Walmsley guilty on 52 charges

Walmsley was alleged to have used emotional freedom technique (EFT) tapping as a front to sexually abuse four girls ...

CYF caregiver and alternative medicine practitioner guilty of raping and molesting children in Oamaru.

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