Help us celebrate our 150th

03:18, May 31 2014
The Timaru Herald
CAREFULLY DOES IT: Aigantighe Art Gallery curator Jessica Mio unpacks The Timaru Herald’s 150th birthday photographic exhibition, which opens to the public on June 12.

In 12 days The Timaru Herald will turn 150, and we'd like to involve our readers and advertisers as much as possible.

On the day of our birthday, Wednesday, June 11, we'll be firing up the barbecue with an open invitation to join us for a bite. This will run from 11am until 2pm in the carpark behind the Sophia St building.

On hand will be key staff to talk about the paper, share some memories and to answer any questions you may have.

We've also produced a 150th booklet which will be available to buy.

That evening the official opening of Journey Through Time, a photographic exhibition from the archives, will be held in the Aigantighe Art Gallery.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Thursday, June 12, and will run for three weeks.


We would also like to track down the subscriber who has been with us the longest.

If you think you may be that person, or know who it might be, please let us know via the contact points below.

During the week, within the paper, we'll be looking back into our past, as well as asking readers what the Herald means to them.

We're also keen to answer any questions you may have about what, at the end of the day, is your newspaper.

These can be posted to The Editor, Timaru Herald, PO Box 46, Timaru; dropped in to the Timaru office; or emailed to

We'll publish the questions and answers in the paper during the week.

The Timaru Herald