Police notebook: June 30

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A car was discovered dangling off the edge of a cliff on South St, abandoned.

Southern port access 'proposed'

Aerial view showing State Highway 1 and Washdyke Bridge

North St overbridge "on the books", as programme lists southern port access as "proposed".

Car flips into yard

A courier driver left the handbrake off in his vehicle which caused it to roll down Macdonald St and flip into a property.

A Timaru man was sitting at his computer when he saw a car flipping into his yard.

Public supports mataitai

Chairman of the Arowhenua Marae and mataitai reserve committee John Henry at the site of the proposed mataitai reserve.

Two of the six public submissions on a proposed mataitai reserve for Timaru objected to the proposal as it stood.

South Canterbury tourism still being discussed

Timaru District Council chambers

The Timaru District Council and its economic agency are still working through the process of transitioning tourism back to the council.

Students create legacy

Timaru Boys' High School students who helped create the sculpture. Back row, from left, Cooper McCarthy, Adam Franks, Flynn Schikker, Kurt-Patrick Whittaker-Prendeville, Tom Blissett, Jackson Bang, Riley Taylor, Liam Coll and Dylan Hanford. Front row, from left, Connor Wilson, Callum McEwan, Ronan Galpin, Dillon Barker and Harri Adams.

A group of Boys' High students chiselled, sawed and sanded a sculpture to be displayed at the school

Lawyers sum up in Ashburton shooting case

Timaru District Court

Prosecution and defence lawyers have played down gang membership and methamphetamine dealing allegations made in a firearms trial in Timaru.

The tutors are exhibiting

Michele Beaufoy with one of her artworks in the Aigantighe Art Gallery exhibition from tutors at Aoraki Polytechnic.

Aigantighe Art Gallery is holding an exhibition for the tutors for the first time.

Waimate District rates set

Craig Rowley.

The Waimate District Council has set rates for 2015/16.

New owners take on gym

Two of the new owners of  Timaru's Performance Fitness Centre from left, Shane Kereama and Shanla Hayes.

The new owners of Performance Fitness Centre are excited about the massive number of gyms in South Canterbury.

South Canterbury branch members recognised

Award recipients at the Forest & Bird AGM in Wellington. From left to right - Sylvia Jenkin (Old Blue Award recipient), Guy McDonald (youth award), Rod Brown (Old Blue Award), Julie McClintock, Fraser Ross (Distinguished Life Member recipient), Craig McKenzie (Old Blue Award). Seated, from left to right - Andrew Cutler (F&B president), and Hone McGregor (F&B chief executive)

Two South Canterbury branch members have been recognised by Forest & Bird for their passion for protecting native plants and animal species.

Magpies offer food for thought

Snow has sent magpies to the roadside looking for food. But a number have been hit by vehicles, becoming food for other species.

Magpies looking for food on South Canterbury roads since the snow are themselves becoming food for scavengers.

Car carrying six crashes

Oamaru Police Station

A single vehicle carrying six occupants crashed on Ardgowan Road near Oamaru on Monday afternoon.

Bagpipe bag firm in TV spotlight video

Mike, left, and son Scott Shannon at their business Gannaway, where they make bagpipes.

They are selling ice to the eskimos, with the Shannon family selling highland bagpipe bags to the Scottish.

Twins and triplets take over the school video

Triplets at back, from left, Luka, Anton and Mila Van Den Bergh, and twins, front, from left, Rion and Travis Priddle, at St Joseph's School, Pleasant Point.

St Joseph's School Pleasant Point roll bolstered by a set of twins and a set of triplets.

Found - one black stilt

A black stilt.

The fate of two juvenile black stilts looks bleak.

YMCA team recognised

Staff and members of the YMCA are celebrating winning three national awards, back row from left, Russell Leech, who was also awarded a life membership of the New Zealand YMCA, Debbie Wilkins, and Linda Callaghan, front row from left, Stacey McVeigh, Sharyn Kake, Kirsty McVeigh, Christina Cullimore and Cath Slee.

The "unsung heroes" of the South Canterbury YMCA have been recognised for their "awesome" work helping youth.

Cranes work on Timaru office building

Cranes lift sections of concrete walls into place at the building site on the corner of Stafford St and Sefton St East in Timaru.

Work continues on a new office building on Timaru's Stafford St.

Consult over pool upgrade

Swimmers soak up the sun and pack into the Temuka Swimming Pool during the summer months it is open.

Extra consultation whether the Temuka pool should be reduced will take place.

Tough day for Timaru couple

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Timaru police got more than they bargained for when looking for a woman who had failed to appear in court.

Bullet hole at centre of firearms case

Timaru District Court

Pointing a rifle at another man's head is among charges an Ashburton man faces.

Woman apprehends youth after foot

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A woman chased a teenager along the streets of Timaru after she caught him stealing from her car.

Stolen digger hidden in park

The bright yellow 1.6 tonne digger stolen from a construction site near Fairlie.

A 1.6 tonne bright yellow digger stolen from a Fairlie construction company was hidden in a park.

Livestock reach Mexico

Livestock carrier Nada berthed in the Port of Timaru.

The livestock carrier Nada has reached Mexico, according to vessel tracking website, Marine Traffic.

Donate to the needy

St Mary's Anglican Church vicar Rev John Shoaf with one of the bags which can be dropped off at the church office.

It is the time of year when brown paper bags start dropping out of newspapers, requesting food donations.

Students dress to impress at Waimate High School ball

From left: Cameron Fletcher, Tyla-Maree Gurnett, Yara Bauer and Nick Schumacher at the Waimate High School ball on Saturday.

The Waimate High School ball was held at the school's hall on Saturday.

Three alleged referee abusers to face judiciary

Three red cards were produced for referee abuse over a bad weekend in South Canterbury rugby.

Two red cards for abusing a referee, and a spectator giving an assistant a mouthful, will be sorted out by the South Canterbury Rugby Union's judicial process.

SDHB concerns spur march plans

Waitaki mayor Gary Kircher has called for a public march to highlight Oamaru Hospital funding cuts.

Waitaki Mayor Gary Kircher has called for a public march in Oamaru to protest about Southern District Health Board (SDHB) funding.

Raw milk register rankles

Stu and Andrea Weir from Village Milk won't be affected too much from the new raw milk regulations.

Keeping a registrar of raw milk customers could prove onerous, a Timaru supplier says.

South Canterbury vineyards in it for the long haul

South Canterbury's three vineyards are in it for the long haul, despite the vagaries of a climate unsuited to grape growing, and the ever fluctuating price of wine.

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