Timaru Herald top 6: February 4, 2013

BIG ARRIVAL: Billionaire Paul Allen’s 127-metre superyacht, the Octopus, enters Timaru waters.
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

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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/8249076/Billionaires-yacht-drops-by-port

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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/8233622

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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/8238398/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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/8254221/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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/8243782/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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/8243789/7200-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.

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