Timaru Herald top 6: January 20, 2014

RIGS BIGGER: South Canterbury drivers will have to get used to sharing the roads with more big rigs.
RIGS BIGGER: South Canterbury drivers will have to get used to sharing the roads with more big rigs.

An increase in the number of big trucks on South Canterbury roads drew plenty of comment from online users last week.

The number of trucks is set to keep increasing which will put pressure on the district council's roading budget.

On the entertainment front, the Caroline Bay Carnival Association said it had no control over the appearance of private carnival workers after online criticism on local Facebook sites.

Meanwhile, a need for the carnival to have a 'fresh' look was association president Kevin Ancell's reason for stepping down.

Other stories in the Timaru Herald online top 6 included two road policing stories about a serious crash near Pukeuri and a driver who reached 207kph on Seadown Rd.

Roads pounded as big rigs get bigger


The increase in massive trucks rumbling through Timaru is putting major pressure on the district council's already tight roading budget.

Hundreds more big rigs put road network to test


Massive 53-tonne trucks are rumbling along South Canterbury's state highway network in their hundreds - and their number is increasing dramatically each year.

Carnies smoking, swearing prompts complaints


The Caroline Bay Association says it has no control over the presentation of the private carnival workers.

Crash closes SH1 near Pukeuri


Two people have been seriously injured in a crash which has closed State Highway 1, north of Oamaru.

Fast and furious on Seadown Rd


A 21-year-old Timaru man driving a Nissan Skyline reached speeds of 207kmh on a small stretch on Seadown Rd.

Carnival needs 'refreshing'


Caroline Bay Association's president Kevin Ancell is stepping down, saying there needs to be a "fresh look" at the carnival.

The Timaru Herald