Camp focus on stargazing

Horsehead Nebulae

Stargazers will converge en masse to Raincliff Camp this weekend for Space Camp.

Motels cast fishing crews adrift


Drunken, bed-wetting fishing crews are unwelcome at South Canterbury motels.

Council bides time on track

timaru patiti point carpark fence

The walking track along Patiti Point in Timaru's south end is getting pounded by higher seas.

Yellow and green, new machine

timaru st john ambulance stephen burgess

Timaru's new ambulance is sure to turn heads as a bright yellow and green Mercedes Benz.

Many voters yet to decide

Ballot box

Many South Canterbury voters remain undecided with just days to go before the general election.

Timaru in top five

'Timaru is the ideal pilot town for New Zealand'


Timaru has made it into the Gigatown finals and the winning prize has been increased.

Loan divides opinions

A local business has come out in support of the proposed extension to the Waitaki District Council loan to the North Otago Irrigation Company.

Nominate an outstanding volunteer

Thumbs up

Sport Waitaki is seeking nominations for the North Otago Volunteer Sports Awards.

Reds rule

Festival to meet fellow gingas

Redhead Days

Beth Goodwin, originally from Temuka, attended a festival in the Netherlands where thousands of redheads from many countries come together.

Strays caught to become loved pets

Timaru Herald photo

A Timaru charity that rehomes stray cats which used to roam around Caroline Bay has now rescued more than 70 cats.

September 17, 2014: Police Notebook

police notebook

Trees and shrubs were damaged at Highfield Primary School during the weekend.

Chorus comp shortlists five Gigatowns


Chorus has named the final five short-listed as the possible winners of its Gigatown competition.

Timaru one step closer to Gigatown broadband prize

gigatown timaru

Congratulations Timaru, you have made it into the Gigatown finals.

'New broom' but no candidate

Colin Craig

Conservative Party candidates drew a crowd on Monday, but without the party's local candidate.

Pair healing the scars of abuse

timaru domestic violence rachael treymane

Two Timaru women's battles with abuse have made them want to make the world a safer place.

Backlash likely over land sale

moon base

The Mackenzie District Council yesterday approved a controversial land sale to Meridian Energy.

Port deal dividend 'fantastic'


PrimePort is to pay out a $600,000 dividend to its two shareholders.

Minister opens Tasman Valley Rd

Nick Smith

A $3 million upgrade of Tasman Valley Road at Aoraki/Mount Cook will improve accessibility and safety.

Happy gift prompts sale

Owner moving on to 'sweetest job'

Lauren Brown

Timaru gift-shop owner Lauren Brown is selling up to take on "the sweetest job of all".

Upgrade boosts safety of scenic road


Tasman Valley Road upgrade at Aoraki/Mount Cook is meant to improve accessibility of the area.

September 16, 2014: Police Notebook

police notebook

A cabbage tree on Harper St was set alight early this morning.

Gigatown finalists announced tomorrow

gigatown timaru

Timaru residents will find out tomorrow if their town has made it to the Gigatown finals.

Deaths highlight need for beacons - coroner

Robert Buckley

The deaths of two climbers have reignited calls for outdoor enthusiasts to carry locator beacons.

Coming soon: digital projectors

geraldine cinema movies

The Geraldine Cinema is finally going digital.

Meet the leaders: David Cunliffe

David Cunliffe

Labour leader shares his rugby past, his thoughts about leadership and how he got his mis-shapen nose.

Port's year of change nets profit of $1.88m

timaru port wharf no 2

PrimePort Timaru has recorded a $1.88 million profit in a pioneering year.

Let's talk about sex - but not with 7-year-olds


Children as young as seven to get sex ed in UK but Kiwi school leaders say it's parents' responsibility.

School takes up internet safety with public forum

timaru waimataitai principal jane culhane

Parents can learn the tools for creating a safe internet environment for their children.

Seventh-day church building for sale

Seventh-day Adventist Church

Whether there is a move in store for members of Timaru's Seventh-day Adventist Church remains to be seen.

Charges follow high-speed flight


A 27-year-old Arrowtown man is expected to appear in court today after fleeing police.

Facelift for prime site

New look for high profile Stafford St building

Stafford St building

A positive outlook for Timaru will see a high profile Stafford St building disappear to make way for a new one.

Police cautious on car fires link


Four cars in South Canterbury destroyed by fire but police unable to say if pattern is emerging.

Climber killed after 'letting his guard drop'

Duncan Robert Rait

Complacency could be to blame for death of experienced climber who slipped on ice and fell down gully on Aoraki/Mt Cook.

Quad bike crash victim named

Quad bike

A man killed in a quad bike crash on a farm near Timaru was Simon Robert Halsey, 38. 

Timaru properties selling for $40,000 above last year

House, real estate, sold, mortgage, property market

Timaru's housing market has seen properties selling for $40,000 more than a year ago.

Waihao Box to reopen after repair

waihao box

Fishermen and whitebaiters can rejoice in the fact the Waihao Box will officially be re-opened tomorrow.

Timaru moves to celebrate Botanic Gardens' 150 years

Timaru botanic gardens

A number of events will mark the 150th anniversary of the Timaru Botanic Gardens.

Profiling the Waitaki electoral candidates

glenda alexander

Five candidates are contesting the Waitaki electorate seat, which runs from just south of Timaru to Wanaka.

Beach bones may be human

Arowhenua iwi visit site


A Timaru man found bones that looked human along his walk on the beach at Patiti Point yesterday.

Move to new site costly for Gleniti Playcentre


Gleniti Playcentre is doing its best to raise $300,000 for a new building.

Horror on South Island roads


A 24-year-old man may have been lying on the road when he was fatally hit by a car in Wanaka.

Drunk hunter sparks rescue search


A drunk and disorientated hunter who left a DOC hut in bare feet was found by rescue teams.

Accelerating prices hit family budget


High petrol costs are forcing New Zealanders to cut back on their health spending.

Tributes flow for inferno's teen hero

Christchurch fire

Sixteen-year-old Corey McLean saved seven people but died pushing pregnant friend to safety.

Aurora displays tipped for South Island skies

Aurora Australis over Canterbury

The South Island could get a spectacular light show across the skies tonight - but it could also be rained out.

Tough town for love

Single on the town

Single reporters Sarah, Audrey and Natasha hit Timaru on a Saturday night in the name of "research".

Comedy raising cash for cancer

Kiri Turner is on a mission to raise $25,000

Kiri Turner

There is nothing funny about five comedians getting together at the Theatre Royal in the name of cancer, barring their acts.

Heart beats caution in 25 years of romance

Flora Cabahug

To commemorate a romance that blossomed in Timaru 25 years ago, a couple reaffirmed their wedding vows

Apples a slice of heaven on a milestone day

timaru lillian hayman 106th birthday

Apples were the only thing Lillian Hayman wanted for her 106th birthday.

Courses give students taste of work

timaru aoraki polytechnic marketing and international manager Bronwyn Hargraves

The transition from high school to tertiary education or employment is being smoothed over.
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