News of a fatal crash near Twizel on Saturday was the most viewed story on timaruherald.co.nz last week.
Readers also viewed a story about a non-injury car crash, involving a vehicle which went down a bank just south of the Pareora Bridge. All five occupants managed to climb from the car.
Other stories in our weekly top 6 list included one about 20 year old Elliott Talbott becoming just one of four to benefit from a national scheme to help first-time home buyers, and a chemical leak at Fonterra's Clandeboye plant became national news.
1. Deadly South Island crash
One person is dead and a man is in a serious condition following a crash between a car and a truck in South Canterbury.
2. Elliott is living the dream - at 20
Elliot Talbott has received the keys to his first home earlier than he ever dreamed possible.
3. Custody dispute turns nightmare
A South Canterbury grandmother wants her family reunited after a four-year custody dispute she describes as a nightmare.
4. Chemical leak at Clandeboye plant
Seven people involved in a chemical leak at Fonterra's Clandeboye factory this morning are now at Timaru Hospital.
5. Gang unrest played down
Police have played down suggestions that gang-related incidents are on the increase in Timaru despite reports of a strong Black Power presence during the weekend.
6. Car leaves road
Five occupants climbed from their car after it went off the road and down a bank just south of the Pareora Bridge yesterday afternoon.
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