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Firewood stack winter heating 14.1.16

A warm start to winter is impacting firewood sellers, farmers and electricity consumption in South Canterbury.

Fonterra's halves Studholme proposal

Fonterra has thrown out plans for Stage 2 of the Studholme, Waimate milk processing plant in response to concerns raised ...

The 30 tonne milk dryer is like the Death Star of the milk powder industry," Federated Farmers chair says.

Dam slammed by Greenpeace

Greenpeace claims the Opuha Dam has damaged the Opihi River, but Opuha Water says it has developed a better flushing ...

Greenpeace has taken a swing at Opuha Dam claiming it is an "environmental disaster" but the Opuha Water company says it has developed an improved flushing regime. 

Timaru's Pita Pit tops turnover

Customers visit Timaru's Pita Pit on its opening day.

Timaru's newly opened Pita Pit was the franchise's busiest restaurant in the world last week, company figures suggest.

Davenport to head Aoraki Development

150714 News. Photo: Timaru Herald/Timaru Herald. Community Trust Power Awards held at the Timaru District Council ...

Timaru business consultant Nigel Davenport will be economic development agency Aoraki Development's new chief executive.

Mayor hopes for tourist budget measures

Timaru's mayor hopes the Government's 2016 budget will alleviate pressures council face from tourists using local ...

Timaru's mayor hopes budget will include measures to limit tourists' effect on council infrastructure.

Lawyer wants files on 'gang of thugs'

A lawyer is requesting police records for a "gang of thugs" in the South Canterbury town of Waimate.

Police records for a "gang of thugs" could be released to an assault defendant's lawyer.

Ball season begins

Mountainview High School students spent Thursday setting up for their 1950s-themed school ball. Pictured from left, ...

The glitz and glamour of the 1950s will come to Timaru on Friday as school ball season kicks off.

Spotless ordered to pay worker $15,500

A former kitchen worker at Timaru Hospital has been awarded more than $15,000 for failings by her employer, Spotless ...

Spotless must compensate former kitchen worker for failures over workplace bullying.

Heroes in drama league's latest show

Rehearsing Heroes at The Playhouse are, from left, Ross Carrick playing Henri, Colin Scarsbrook playing Gustave and Jon ...

South Canterbury Drama League stages poignant, yet funny, tribute to war veterans.

Laws leaves Craighead

Michael Laws was welcomed to Craighead Diocesan School as its development manager in 2014 by Grant Proudfoot, Phillipa ...

Michael Laws has left his position at Timaru's Craighead Diocesan School.

Council pay to grow

Waimate mayor Craig Rowley outside the council building. He and councillors will next week consider how councillors with ...

Payrise for Waimate councillors will outstrip proposed budget.

Community searches for McNee

Darryl McNee's Mazda 323 station wagon was found abandoned at the end of Connolly Road, Seadown, on Sunday afternoon.

Tiny community searching for their mate missing along coastline north of Timaru.

Fonterra flogs buildings in downturn

Fonterra's Southland Farm Source store manager David Sinclair (left) and Fonterra shareholder's councillor Vaughan ...

Fonterra has put eight of its Farm Source stores up for sale amid a depressed dairy market.

Ex-pharmacist assaulted ex-wife

Former Temuka pharmacist Allan Campbell

Former South Canterbury pharmacist has been convicted of assaulting his former wife.

Track would stretch camp facilities

Opponents to a proposed track around Lake Alexandrina fear its creation will lead to a buildup in rubbish.

Opposition is gathering for a proposed walking/mountain biking track around Lake Alexandrina in the Mackenzie Country.

Fonterra's Studholme plans cut

Fonterra applied for recource consents to expand their Studholme NZ dairy plant.

Fonterra will scale back its Studholme milk plant plans in response to opponents.

Crash ground work complete

Three Civil Aviation Authority investigators spent Tuesday examining a crash scene after a helicopter crashed in the ...

Civil Aviation Authority safety investigators have completed on-the-ground work at the site of a helicopter crash.

Chicken stealer let down by thighs

Pak 'n Save Timaru was the scene of a failed shoplifting attempt on Tuesday.

Chicken shoplifter at Pak 'n Save Timaru let down by thighs as she walked through checkout.

Business excellence awards open

Heartland Design and Print staff Tom Krieger, Daryl Young, Rachel Stewart, Rymi Sakimura and Richard Spackman accept the ...

Awards organisers describe as "the business grammy awards for South Canterbury" have opened for nominations.

Dumping 'unacceptable'

Temuka resident Michael O'Flynn-Madden is disappointed to find flyers/rubbish dumped in the stream near his house.

South Canterbury district councils have been dealing with multiple incidents of "lazy" people illegally dumping each month.

Daisies take out top spot

Lorraine Gibb with the Geoff Moon trophy. Behind her is her photo of celmisia (daisies) which won her the prestigious award.

Timaru's photographers going ahead in 'leaps and bounds'.

Wanted man crashes fleeing police

A car was badly damaged after a BMW crashed into it while fleeing police up Douglas St on Tuesday afternoon.

He'd been on the run since March, but is now in custody after crashing his car during a police chase.

New heights reached

New Zealand mountaineer Christine Jensen Burke did not let the cold and harsh weather conditions stop her from ...

Timaru-born mountaineer Christine Jensen Burke intends to become the third woman to summit all 14 (8000m) peaks.

Man injured in Tekapo fall

13032016 Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter generic.  Members of the public were able to meet the hardworking crew behind ...

A man injured in a fall near Lake Tekapo has been airlifted to hospital.

Waipopo man still missing

Rodney Innes, left, missing man Darryl McNee and brother James McNee in 2007.

South Canterbury man Darryl McNee has now been missing for four days.

Mum jailed for $186,000 fraud

A South Canterbury mother has been jailed for stealing more than $186,000 on company cards.

Her employer sometimes met her at supermarkets, not knowing she was buying food using money from his business.

Timaru house values rocket

South Canterbury districts records higher average property value growth than Christchurch City over the past year, QV ...

Timaru's average property value 27 per cent higher than 2008.

Drink-driving mum shocks judge

A drink driver was among those sentenced at Timaru District Court on Tuesday

A mother who drove drunk with her children in the car has been fined $1000 for her "shocking" behaviour.

Roncalli's Survivor of the Slums

Roncalli pupils Ameila Race, left, Issy McKeown , Hamish Scarsbrook, Don Shaw and Joe Anderson will be sleeping in boxes ...

Pupils raise awareness of poverty in a night under cardboard.

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