Timaru Herald top 6: January 13, 2014

01:54, Jan 13 2014
white-tail spider
HIT LIST: Bites from white-tail spiders have prompted Timaruvians to call in exterminators this summer.

While they may not be everyone's favourite animal, Timaru Herald readers like to read about white-tail spiders online.

A story on them was the most-viewed on our website last week.

Stories from the high country, including one about a trail of vandalism in Twizel, were also well read online.

Meanwhile, the case of some stolen wrought-iron gates was solved quickly when it was discovered they had been mistakenly removed after a communication mix-up.

1. White-tail spiders hit home



White-tail spiders are making their presence felt in Timaru.

2. Weekend vandalism spree in Twizel


Vandals left a trail of damage across Twizel at the weekend.

3. Police focus on cause of man's injuries


Police are treating an incident at Lake Benmore in which a boatie was left paralysed as a car crash.

4. Drivers strike trouble at Tekapo


People visiting Lake Tekapo have suffered an unusual level of car trouble this summer.

5. Campers want free choice


Motorhome owners have hit back at holiday park owners' accusations of breaching freedom camping rules at Caroline Bay.

6. Big, heavy gates vanish from garage


Burglars had their work cut out for them when they stole a set of large wrought iron gates from an Orari property over the festive season.

The Timaru Herald