A trial, an out-of-control party and developments at an iconic Timaru bakery were the most clicked-on stories on www.timaruherald.co.nz last week.
South Canterbury's brilliant results at the New Zealand Highland Pipe Band Championships provided something uplifting in our top 6 list.
1. Timaru girl tells of gang rape
A young girl has described in the High Court of Timaru of being gang-raped by five men when she was 15.
2. Police pelted with bottles
Police carrying riot gear attended yet another out-of-control Timaru party at the weekend where officers were pelted with bottles.
3. Pain and gain at bakery
The iconic Timaru bakery May's is letting six staff go. However, up to 40 jobs could be on offer when the company builds a multimillion-dollar bakery this year.
4. Gamekeeper to pay $25,000
A gamekeeper has been ordered to pay $25,000 to his former South Canterbury gamepark employer after his unsuccessful claim to the Employment Relations Authority.
5. Sexual contact initiated by girl, defence lawyer argues
The lawyer for a man on trial for raping a 15-year-old girl in Timaru has claimed the girl "danced provocatively" and initiated sex with the accused.
6. Victory for very special band
The South Canterbury Highland Pipe Band has emerged victorious in their grade from the New Zealand and South Pacific Pipe Band Championship.
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