Timaru Herald top 6: February 4, 2013

22:48, Feb 03 2013
Octopus superyacht
BIG ARRIVAL: Billionaire Paul Allen’s 127-metre superyacht, the Octopus, enters Timaru waters.

Comings and goings at the Port of Timaru drew plenty of eyes last week, with readers clicking on stories about visits by a super yacht and a cruise ship, and the export of thousands of dairy cows.

Readers were also interested in a story based on job advertisements on TradeMe which showed Timaru had the third high-paying job listings in the last quarter.

1. Business yacht drops by port

Rosie Doig
CANINE FRIEND: Rosie Doig with her dog Lilly, who has helped her on her road to recovery.


A superyacht that could once boast to being the world's largest is expected to dock at Timaru today.



2. Timaru third on list for highest-paying jobs


Searching for a high-paying job? Your best chances could be in Wellington, Auckland - and Timaru.


3. Fresh start for injured teen after gruelling year


Determined not to let a head injury beat her, Timaru teenager Rosie Doig is looking to the future this year and will begin studies towards a nursing career.


4. An eye for luxury


Hundreds of people flocked to the Port of Timaru last night to grab a look at the 127-metre superyacht owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.


5. Exodus tipped in CBD


Owners of some of Timaru's older commercial buildings may seek to cut their losses and sell, rather than undertake earthquake-strengthening work.


6. 7200 heifers board ship for China


The largest shipment of live dairy heifers to leave South Canterbury is being loaded on board a livestock carrier at the Port of Timaru today.

The Timaru Herald