Timaru Herald top 6: February 17, 2014

What you clicked on this week

TIMARU HERALD STAFF REPORTER
Last updated 15:25 17/02/2014
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PLANS FOUNDER: The youths on the makeshift raft, complete with a barbecue and deck chairs, are rescued after a wind change had them heading towards the Benvenue Cliffs.
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A rescue mission on Caroline Bay involving a makeshift raft and a barbecue was the most viewed online last week.

Six young men were towed to shore after their raft - complete with screwed down barbecue - started drifting towards the Benvenue Cliffs.

Employment stories also featured high on our list of most viewed stories.

1. Barbecue raft gets into hot water

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9702702

A group of youths having a birthday barbecue on a makeshift raft quickly became a rescue mission in Caroline Bay on Saturday.

2. Truckie shortage to get worse

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9715214

A shortage of truck drivers in South Canterbury continues, with immigration changes set to take more off the road this month.

3. $600,000 lost to scammers

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9724891

Timaru police are urging caution after two local people lost a total of nearly $600,000 in life savings to international scammers.

4. Six more polytech jobs gone

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9721009

A further six fulltime positions at Aoraki Polytechnic have been axed, it was announced yesterday.

5. GPs will be replaced by nurses, sector told

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9715216

Nurse practitioners will probably largely replace GPs in South Canterbury in time.

6. Job seeker claims age knock-back

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/9706133

A Timaru man one year off receiving superannuation is taking Alpine Energy to the Human Rights Review Tribunal for age discrimination after he was not given a job.

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